The Cordelia

International Screenwriting Award



mike-leigh-main-image2Where was the first screenwriter born? England, of course. If William Shakespeare was living today, he undoubtedly would be cranking out scripts for the cinema. Ghosts? Shipwrecks? Donkey transformations? No problem!

So it’s no surprise to BlueCat to receive incredibly strong writing coming from screenwriters living in the U.K., year after year.

In honor of this raft of brilliant storytelling, BlueCat felt compelled to bestow a special recognition within our competition, apart from our main prizes, to the best screenplay submitted by a writer residing in the U.K. 

Named after one of our favorite dramatic characters, the Cordelia Award winner will receive a cash honorarium of $2,000 USD, while remaining eligible for all main competition awards. 

We look forward to reading your work!


Read our interview with 2016 Cordelia Award Winner Haydn Fox >

Read our interview with 2015 Cordelia Award Winner Kitty Percy >

Read our interview with 2014 Cordelia Award Winner Jason Pittock >

Read our interview with 2013 Cordelia Award Winner Christopher Brown >

Read our interview with 2012 Cordelia Award Winner Nick Luddington >

Read our interview with 2011 Cordelia Award Winner Steve Ruttley >


Gordy with a workshop in London