The European Script Awards (ESA) honour the most original series and film scripts of aired productions written by up and coming writers. The awards are open to all national broadcasters and production companies based in Europe.
An international jury consisting of TV professionals/drama experts from EBU Members is in the process of screening and evaluating all the submissions received in two categories:
MOST INNOVATIVE SCRIPT OF THE YEAR BY A NEWCOMER FOR A FILM
MOST INNOVATIVE SCRIPT OF THE YEAR BY A NEWCOMER FOR A SERIES
The winning scriptwriters will each be awarded with a 5,000 euro prize provided by the European Alliance for Television and Culture (EATC), during the ESA Awards Ceremony to take place during Helsinki Script on Friday 6th September 2019.
The ESA (formerly known as PRIX GENEVE) was created by the European Alliance for Television and Culture (EATC) in 1987 to motivate new writers towards careers in television.
Entries to this category are adjudicated by a traditional jury of TV drama experts appointed by the EATC.
The one day event focuses on creating and commissioning international TV/VOD drama series. It’s been arranged and sold out three times. In its inauguration year 2016, Emmy winner James Manos Jr (Dexter, Sopranos) talked about creating hooking anti-heroes. Since then top creators and producers from Nordic Skam, Mammon, The Bridge and Rides upon the Storm to European Line of Duty, The Medici, In Therapy and Young Pope have shared their thoughts, methods and experiences on stage. Themes deepen in a special way as speakers and delegates stay in the same room the whole day. In connection to the main event held the first Friday in September, Helsinki Script offers workshops for both professionals and students. The fourth event will take place September 6th, 2019. Welcome !