Screen is offering readers the chance to win a free ticket to the Londonlaunch of the 2009 International Screenwriters Festival on the evening of January 13.

Speakers at the event at Channel 4 headquarters in Horseferry Roadinclude producer and former head of BBC Films David Thompson and Olivia Hetreed, producer of films including The Girl With A Pearl Earring.

Those attending the launch will have an opportunity to win a free four-day pass for the entry to the festival itself worth £339.

The festival will take place from October 26-29 at the famous Cheltenham Ladies College school in Cheltenham.

The event has established itself in recent years as a must-attend event, bringing together writers and the wider international business.

To win one of 10 tickets for Screen Subscribers to attend the launch evening, just send your full name and telephone number to:

The competition rules:

Only one entry per person.

This prize draw is for a ticket for the Launch NOT THE FESTIVAL ITSELF. There will be a separate draw at the launch for someone present to win a free four day delegate ticket to SWF 2009. This ticket is not exchangeable. Travel and Accommodation to attend the launch is the winners own responsibility. The winner of the Festival ticket is responsible for their own transport, food, and accommodation costs when attending the festival.