Friday, February 18, 2005

Family thriller wins Oscar Moore script award

This year’s Annual Oscar Moore Screenwriting Prize of £10,000 (roughly €14,500) has been won by Marcus Shepherd for his thriller "A Killing In The Woods". While on holidays, a 10 year-old witnesses his uncle killing his aunt in the woods - but has to keep quiet to protect his cousin.

In addition to the £10,000 development award (co-funded by The UK Film Council), the winner also receives a place on a residential writers workshop run by Arista and a professional reading of their script by The Script Factory.

The Oscar Moore Foundation is supported by the British film industry and administered by film trade magazine Screen International. Set up in memory of Screen’s late editor-in-chief and Guardian columnist who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1996, its aim is to recognise and reward new and exciting European screenwriting talent. Visit the site here.

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