Filmarket Hub’s Feature Film 2020 Screenwriting Contest FINALISTS!

Filmarket Hub
2 min readMar 17, 2021

After careful consideration from the jury, we are delighted to announce the three finalists of our 2020 Screenwriting Contest for English language feature films.

Stay tuned to our social media for the upcoming announcement of the winner on March 24th.


  • Exiles

Written by Mary Waireri

Genre: Thriller

Country: United Kingdom

Logline: A British doctor returns to Kenya, the country she fled as a young girl, when her twin brother suddenly goes missing while investigating a mysterious conspiracy.

  • Peakland

Written by Lawrence Pumfrey

Genre: Western

Country: United Kingdom

Logline: A gritty British-Western that follows an ex-mining family — now bandits — as they seek revenge by kidnapping the daughter of their wrongdoer.

  • Picking Up Porter Douglas

Written by Ann LeSchander

Genre: Comedy

Country: United States

Logline: An aspiring singer is thrilled when she is hired to drive opera star Porter Douglas to his sold-out concert in upstate New York — until the carousing tenor goes AWOL.

We are honoured to have Dionne Farrell (Development executive at BBC Films), Karol Griffiths (Development consultant and script editor) and Louisa Minghella (Media agent at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency) on this year’s jury panel.

Many thanks to all who submitted scripts and congratulations to all involved!

Meet the semi-finalists of our Feature Film 2020 Screenwriting Contest!

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