The London Screenwriters’ Festival launches the Inspired by Science Treatment Award in association with charitable foundation Wellcome Trust.

The competition is aimed at developing a film or TV drama treatment dealing with biomedical science.

The winner will be announced at the inaugural London Screenwriters Festival (Oct 29 – 31). The winning writer will receive £5,000 and will be assisted over a period of six months by the Wellcome Trust broadcast team in developing their proposal.
“Biomedicine offers an embarrassment of riches in terms of inspiration for screenwriters,” says Daniel Glaser, Head of Special Projects at the Wellcome Trust. “We look forward to building links between the winning screenwriter and experts in fields as diverse as global pandemics, the ethics of genetics and consciousness and the human brain.”