BSSC Latest News

BSSC Winners Announced

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

The Readers, the Judges, the sponsors and everyone at the British Short Screenplay Competition and Kaos Films would like to congratualte the winner and the runners up of the 2012 BSSC. Well done everybody! We would also like to take this opportunity and thank all those who took part in all the competitions over the last ten years. We are grateful to you for your support - Thank you!

The winner of BSSC 2012 is:

Over the Edgeby Charlotte Neil

Australia

First runner-up

The Loneliness of a Part Time Lover by Douglas James

USA

BSSC 2012 Runners up

Casual Affair by Alvin Jones

Always in my Eye by Sohail Ahmed

The Virgin and the Priest by Pauline Chalmers

Endeavour by Malcolm Lee

The Hanging Man by M. Al-Dosari

Angry Laughter by Sam Burton

Heaven Made by David Potts

Never! Never! by Alex Williams

Nothin’ doin’ by Saeed Afzal

BSSC Finalists Announced

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Our sincerest congratulations to the writers of the following screenplays who have made it as the finalists of this very last BSSC. Well done!

  • A Good Fight
  • Always in my Eye
  • Angry Laughter
  • Buddha Smiles
  • Casual Affair
  • Endeavour
  • Heaven Made
  • Never! Never!
  • Nothin’ doin’
  • Over the Edge
  • Tears In The Rain
  • The Hanging Man
  • The Loneliness of a Part Time Lover
  • The Virgin and the Priest
  • Zougenotou

BSSC Semi-Finalists Announced

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Kaos Films and the BSSC are delighted to announce the semi-finalists of the 2012 competition. Many, many congratulations to the writers of the following screenplays.

  • A Good Fight
  • Alpha Omega
  • Always in my Eye
  • Angry Laughter
  • Buddha Smiles
  • Casual Affair
  • CITIZEN ROSE
  • Dave is Down
  • Dead Hungry
  • Endeavour
  • Everything
  • Heaven Made
  • Never! Never!
  • Nothin’ doin’
  • Over the Edge
  • Physical Distraction
  • Pretend Friends
  • Shiny Nickels & Dirty Dimes
  • St. George and the Dragon
  • Tears In The Rain
  • The Box
  • The Hanging Man
  • The Loneliness of a Part Time Lover
  • The other woman
  • The Virgin and the Priest
  • Transparency
  • Twelve Full Moons
  • Undo
  • Until We Dance Again
  • Zougenotou

BSSC 3RD Round Qualifiers Announced

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The following screenplays have qualified to the 3rd round of the BSSC.

Many, many congratulations to all. It has been a very difficult task judging the screenplays this year. Perhaps because its the final competition you guys have pulled all stops and made the readers life even more difficult than usual.

  • A Good Fight
  • A Month of Mondays
  • Alpha Omega
  • Always in my Eye
  • Angry Laughter
  • Babyrose
  • Buddha Smiles
  • Casual Affair
  • CITIZEN ROSE
  • Dave is Down
  • Dead Hungry
  • Endeavour
  • Endless Love?
  • Ensemble
  • Everything
  • Grandma’s Chair
  • Heaven Made
  • Judgement Day
  • LAST EMBRACE
  • Must Have Been The Shirt
  • MyDad
  • Mylie’s Moment
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Never! Never!
  • No Babies Onboard
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Nothin’ doin’
  • Orcus
  • Over the Edge
  • Paris Attacks!
  • Pat and Maggie
  • Peeved
  • Perfect Miss
  • Physical Distraction
  • Plastic Shoes
  • Police State
  • Pretend Friends
  • RISE AND FALL
  • Rosy, sunny
  • Rule Thirteen
  • Sam’s Moment
  • Scallywag
  • Shiny Nickels & Dirty Dimes
  • Smiler
  • Snowball
  • Space
  • Speaking
  • St. George and the Dragon
  • Stepmother
  • TAPESTRY
  • Tears In The Rain
  • The Barista
  • The Beholder’s Eye
  • The Biding
  • The Blind Man and the Virgin
  • The Box
  • The Double and Grace Jones
  • The Ex Factor
  • The Good Boy
  • The Green Guardian
  • The Hanging Man
  • The Hypnotist
  • The Jack the Ripper Trail
  • The Journey Home
  • The Last Viking
  • The Layers of Onion
  • The Loneliness of a Part Time Lover
  • The Other Line
  • The other woman
  • The Persian Assassin
  • THE QUEUE
  • The Third Wish
  • The Virgin and the Priest
  • THE WILL
  • The Woman Who Screamed Butterflies
  • Thoughtless
  • Through The Park
  • Tracy Tottly
  • Transparency
  • Twelve Full Moons
  • Undo
  • Until We Dance Again
  • Windows to the soul
  • Zougenotou

BSSC 2nd Round Qualifiers Announced

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Many, many Congratulations to all the writers of the following screenplays which have qualified to round two of the BSSC. Well done!

  • 1728
  • A Day In The Life of Nancy
  • A Fond Farewell
  • A Good Fight
  • A Month of Mondays
  • A POT OF SMILIN’ JOE
  • A snowman
  • A White Dove’s Wing
  • Abstract
  • Accidents Will Happen
  • Alpha Omega
  • Always in my Eye
  • Always is a long time
  • Angry Laughter
  • Animal Somnambulism
  • Are We All Strangers
  • Babyrose
  • Bloody London
  • BROKE
  • BUCKET
  • Buddha Smiles
  • Cadenza
  • Campfire Tale
  • Casual Affair
  • Catching Stars
  • Caustic Love
  • CITIZEN ROSE
  • Clean Them Out
  • Cornered
  • CUCKOO
  • Daddy’s Girl
  • Daisy
  • Dark Night
  • Dave is Down
  • Dead Hungry
  • Deadbeat
  • Death & Devotion
  • Death Is No Bad Friend
  • Defiance
  • Deliberate Kindness
  • Devil in the Machine
  • Disturbed
  • Dreams Of Old
  • Dumbing Down
  • Dusk
  • EIGHTY SIXED
  • Empty
  • Endeavour
  • Endless Love?
  • Ensemble
  • Everything
  • Father Figure
  • FIVE DAYS IN FRESNO
  • Fluffy McDuff And His Incredulous Plans To Take Over The World
  • For the Sake of Half an Hour
  • Four Minutes
  • Get Even!
  • Grandma’s Chair
  • Half Rest
  • Hanged Man
  • He, She, Him, Her
  • Heaven Made
  • Her From The Movies
  • Igor’s Fantasy
  • INCIDENT ON I-95
  • Innuendo
  • JAIL
  • Judgement Day
  • La Gargouille Et La Fee Verte
  • Landscape In Watercolour
  • LAST EMBRACE
  • Last of the Long Ears
  • Last Request
  • Losing Sight
  • Marry Me
  • Melting Pot
  • Misery Memoir
  • Mrs Luckley
  • Must Have Been The Shirt
  • MyDad
  • Mylie’s Moment
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Never! Never!
  • No Babies Onboard
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Nothin’ doin’
  • On the Inside
  • On the Wings of Tomorrow
  • One For Sorrow
  • Orcus
  • Over the Edge
  • Paris Attacks!
  • Pat and Maggie
  • Peeved
  • Perfect Match
  • Perfect Miss
  • Phamily Fotos
  • Photographic Recall
  • Physical Distraction
  • Plastic Shoes
  • Play Something
  • Police State
  • Portrait Of A Lady
  • Prejudice and Fear
  • Pretend Friends
  • RISE AND FALL
  • Rosy, sunny
  • Rule Thirteen
  • Sacrifice The Virgin
  • Sam’s Moment
  • Scallywag
  • Sea Trial
  • Shiny Nickels & Dirty Dimes
  • Smiler
  • Snowball
  • Space
  • Speaking
  • St. George and the Dragon
  • Stepmother
  • TAPESTRY
  • Tears In The Rain
  • The Barista
  • The Beach Hut
  • The Beholder’s Eye
  • The Biding
  • The Blind Man and the Virgin
  • The Box
  • The Bridge
  • The Double and Grace Jones
  • The Ex Factor
  • The Eyes Have It!
  • The Fall
  • The Gambler
  • The God of the Nineties
  • The Good Boy
  • The Green Guardian
  • The Hanging Man
  • The Hypnotist
  • The Individual
  • The interior decorator
  • The Jack the Ripper Trail
  • The Journey Home
  • The Last Viking
  • The Layers of Onion
  • The Loneliness of a Part Time Lover
  • The Other Line
  • The other woman
  • The Persian Assassin
  • THE QUEUE
  • The Salesman
  • The Socialist
  • The Sword Bridge
  • The Third Wish
  • The Virgin and the Priest
  • THE WILL
  • The Woman Who Screamed Butterflies
  • This Time
  • Thoughtless
  • Through The Park
  • Tracy Tottly
  • Transparency
  • Trolls
  • Trumpet
  • Twelve Full Moons
  • Undo
  • Until We Dance Again
  • Vanitas & Veritas
  • WHEN IN DOUBT
  • Windows to the soul
  • Writing On The Walls
  • Xerox
  • You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
  • Zougenotou

BSSC 2012 Qualifiers Announced

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Our sincere congratulations to all the qualifiers of this final BSSC 2012. Well done and good luck in the future rounds! We would also like to thank every one who took part in this competition.

  • @FlorianHarazkaiewicks
  • 10 MINUTES
  • 12 Market Hall Street
  • 1728
  • A Day In The Life of Nancy
  • A Fond Farewell
  • A Good Fight
  • A LIFE FOR A LIFE
  • A Month of Mondays
  • A POT OF SMILIN’ JOE
  • A snowman
  • A Strange Family
  • A Tale of Woe
  • A White Dove’s Wing
  • Abstract
  • Accidents Will Happen
  • Alpha Omega
  • Always in my Eye
  • Always is a long time
  • ANGEL LOVE
  • Angry Laughter
  • Animal Somnambulism
  • Another Night To Remember
  • Another September
  • Are We All Strangers
  • Babyrose
  • Bad Blood
  • Bill and Barbara
  • BLAME IT ON THE SUNSHINE
  • Blink
  • Bloody London
  • Blue and Blond!
  • Blue Eyes
  • British Summertime
  • BROKE
  • BSSC
  • Buchanan Stress
  • BUCKET
  • Buddha Smiles
  • Cadenza
  • Campfire Tale
  • Candy Boy
  • Casual Affair
  • Catching Stars
  • Caustic Love
  • Child Missing
  • Chloe and the Watcher
  • Chose Me or You?
  • CITIZEN ROSE
  • Clean Them Out
  • Cornered
  • Couple of killers
  • CUCKOO
  • Daddy’s Girl
  • Daisy
  • Dark Night
  • Dave is Down
  • Day Trip
  • Dead Hungry
  • Deadbeat
  • Death & Devotion
  • Death Is No Bad Friend
  • Defiance
  • Deliberate Kindness
  • Devil in the Machine
  • Disturbed
  • Do we need a title ?
  • Door to Door
  • Dreams Of Old
  • Dumbing Down
  • Dusk
  • EIGHTY SIXED
  • El Jardinero
  • Empty
  • Endeavour
  • Endless Love?
  • Ensemble
  • Eros
  • Escapade on the Devil’s Tongue
  • Every other Sunday
  • Everything
  • Family Estranged
  • Father Figure
  • Feedback
  • Fill ‘Er Up
  • First wrinkle
  • fish dive
  • FIVE DAYS IN FRESNO
  • Fluffy McDuff And His Incredulous Plans To Take Over The World
  • For Ever and Ever!
  • For the Sake of Half an Hour
  • Four Minutes
  • Get Even!
  • Grandma’s Chair
  • Gravitas
  • Half Rest
  • Hanged Man
  • Hate is for Wimps!
  • Have A Go Harry
  • He, She, Him, Her
  • Heather’s Revenge
  • Heaven Made
  • Henry Moon
  • Her From The Movies
  • Holly
  • Holter examination
  • Igor’s Fantasy
  • In The Box
  • INCIDENT ON I-95
  • Innuendo
  • JAIL
  • JOAN’S LESSON
  • Judgement Day
  • KAVEN
  • Kiss Me ‘till I Die
  • Knock-On
  • La Gargouille Et La Fee Verte
  • Landscape In Watercolour
  • LAST EMBRACE
  • Last of the Long Ears
  • Last Request
  • Leap
  • Losing Sight
  • Love on the Rails
  • Marry Me
  • Melting Plastic
  • Melting Pot
  • Misery Memoir
  • Mother Peace
  • Mrs Luckley
  • Must Have Been The Shirt
  • MyDad
  • Mylie’s Moment
  • Neighbour’s Daughter
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Never! Never!
  • No Babies Onboard
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Not doing nothing
  • Not So Black and White
  • Nothin’ doin’
  • Nudge Double Up Deluxe
  • Och Aye-Robot
  • Off to the Shops
  • On the Inside
  • On the Wings of Tomorrow
  • Once
  • One For Sorrow
  • Open Sky
  • Open Toe Sandals
  • Orcus
  • Over the Edge
  • P.M.A.
  • Paris Attacks!
  • Pat and Maggie
  • Peeved
  • Perfect Match
  • Perfect Miss
  • Phamily Fotos
  • Phantom
  • Photographic Recall
  • Physical Distraction
  • Plastic Shoes
  • Play Something
  • Police State
  • POOR LITTLE DEARTH
  • Portrait Of A Lady
  • Postie
  • Post-it
  • Pothole
  • Prejudice and Fear
  • PREMUMNITION
  • Pretend Friends
  • Pride and Perjury
  • Redemption Roulette
  • Remember Tomorrow
  • RISE AND FALL
  • Rosy, sunny
  • ROXYLADY AND THE NOMAD
  • Royally Duped
  • Rule Thirteen
  • Sacrifice The Virgin
  • Sam’s Moment
  • Scallywag
  • Sea Trial
  • Shiny Nickels & Dirty Dimes
  • Show Home
  • Simon Says
  • Slow Burn
  • Smiler
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake in Samoa
  • Sole Boy
  • Space
  • Speaking
  • St. George and the Dragon
  • Stepmother
  • Taking the Piss
  • TAPESTRY
  • Tears In The Rain
  • teen heart
  • That’s The Way To Do It
  • The Barista
  • The Beach Hut
  • The Beholder
  • The Beholder’s Eye
  • The Biding
  • The Blind Man and the Virgin
  • The Blue Eyes
  • The Box
  • The Bridge
  • The Bus
  • THE CAMERA NEVER LIES
  • The Captive
  • The Double and Grace Jones
  • The Ex Factor
  • The Explosion
  • The Extra Little
  • The Eyes Have It!
  • The Fall
  • The Fear Factor
  • the final picture
  • The Gambler
  • The God of the Nineties
  • The Good Boy
  • The Green Guardian
  • The Hanging Jury
  • The Hanging Man
  • The Headlights
  • The Housemate
  • The Hypnotist
  • The Individual
  • The interior decorator
  • The Jack the Ripper Trail
  • The Journey Home
  • the knife, the kitchen and the chopping board
  • The Last Viking
  • The Last Week of the 21st Century
  • The Layers of Onion
  • The Liquorice Cat
  • The Loneliness of a Part Time Lover
  • THE LOVE FROM THE LAST SIGHT
  • the mob
  • The Other Line
  • The other woman
  • The Perjure
  • The Persian Assassin
  • The Quest for the Holy Grail
  • THE QUEUE
  • The Salesman
  • The Scarecrow
  • The Socialist
  • The soft core
  • The Sword Bridge
  • The Third Wish
  • The Virgin and the Priest
  • THE WILL
  • The Window
  • The Wishing Well
  • THE WITCH OF COLLINA
  • The Woman Who Screamed Butterflies
  • This Time
  • Thoughtless
  • Through The Park
  • To be a Hero
  • Too Many Cooks
  • Touch
  • Tracy Tottly
  • Transparency
  • Treasure
  • Tremble…Sigh…Wonder…
  • Trolls
  • Trumpet
  • Twelve Full Moons
  • twinned towers
  • UNDER BLOOD RED SKIES
  • Undo
  • Until We Dance Again
  • Vanitas & Veritas
  • Weather Front
  • WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
  • WHEN IN DOUBT
  • When Your Number’s Up
  • Why Wonder
  • Windows to the soul
  • Witnesses
  • Writing On The Walls
  • Xerox
  • You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
  • Young Farmers’ Club Disco
  • Zougenotou
  • Zulu Lands

BSSC 2012 Qualifiers

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
A lot of people are asking about the BSSC qualifiers. Please bear with us we are working through the submissions as quickly as possible. We will be publishing the list of first round qualifiers on this website on Friday 24th August. Good luck to you all!

Very Last Deadline Just Hours Away

Friday, July 6th, 2012

It is official the BSSC is closing down and the very last opportunity to enter the “best and the most prestigious screenplay competition in the world” is just a matter of hours away. The final deadline for this last opportunity is midnight Friday 6th July.

A number of people have asked what we mean by midnight, and midnight where?

As this is an international competition and we have friends across the world entering the BSSC every year, we will allow entries right up until midnight passes the international dateline. That will allow everyone ample scope to get their entries in before the submission form is taken down from the website.

And please, all you geography majors don’t start writing in telling us about the IDLs and UTCs!We’re just trying to be fair to everyone, OK!

All that remains to be said is good luck to you all!

Multi-award winner The Happiness Salesman on Youtube!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

A lot of people have been asking to watch the multi-award winning film THE HAPPINESS SALESMAN.

Kaos Films are delighted to announce that you can watch this psychological masterpiece written by Steve Gomez, directed by BAFTA nominated Krish Majumdar and starring Christopher Eccleston and Archie Panjabi on youtube now - the Kaos Films youtube channel is kaosfilmsuk or simply click here The Happiness Salesman

BSSC Final Deadline Approaches

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

The BSSC final deadline is 6th July 2012.

Some people are asking if there’s any truth in the rumour that the BSSC 2012 is the very last and that there will be no more.

Well, sadly it is true. We have had wonderful eleven years and made some fantastic films of the winning scripts and one or two runners up too!

So, thank you to everyone involved with the BSSC and those who supported the competition over the last eleven years, the sponsors, the judges and a special thanks to the writers who took part every year.

Lets try and make the final BSSC the very best!