The third Screenwriters' Festival (July 1-3) announced awards for its workshop schemes for local writers Script_1 and Future Street, with competitions sponsored by LSC, South West Screen and Gloucestershire County Council.

The Script_1 winners were: Marc Griffiths for The Storm Watch, Carol Sheppard for Grey and Steve Edwards for Shopping Addict.

The Future Street winner was Raoul Dyevre for Gold Man.

Griffiths, a recent graduate and Cheltenham resident said: 'The SWF was great! I was over the moon at coming first in the Script_1 competition. It makes me very happy knowing that somebody enjoyed reading the script, though it makes my landlord happier that thanks to the prize money I was able to pay my rent on time this month.

Over 500 delegates attended the festival and speakers included JulianFellowes, Christopher Hampton, Ronald Harwood, Mike Leigh and StephenWoolley.