Organisers of the event - which runs from July 3-6) to in the UK town of Cheltenham - have revealed more details of its programme.
Among the keynote speakers will be Tony Jordan (Hustle) and Sir David Hare (Plenty, The Hours).
There will be masterclasses from Abi Morgan (Brick Lane) and Bill Nicholson (Gladiator).
And Simon Oakes, CEO of the Hammer Films label he is relaunching with $50m production fund will talk about the importance of writing to his plans.
Ealing Film Studios has become a new sponsor of the Festival joining existing sponsors which include: South West Screen, Cheltenham Council & ITV.
The event is supported by Screen International.