The Adelaide Film Festival is again teaming up with the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) to present the 2015 INSITE Award at this year’s Festival.

The INSITE Award celebrates and acknowledges the outstanding work being produced by AWG writers and provides an important development opportunity.

The call is now open for AWG members to submit a synopsis and writing sample of an unproduced screenplay. Adelaide Film Festival Director Amanda Duthie will join an AWG panel to judge the final works, with the winner announced during the Festival, which runs this year from October 15-25.

The winner will meet industry directors and producers with a view to moving the project forward and onto the screen.

Amanda Duthie says: “The INSITE Award focuses attention on Australian screenwriters and Adelaide Film Festival is the perfect setting to establish constructive connections between writers and the creative screen community.”

AWG President, writer Jan Sardi (Shine, The Notebook, Mao’s Last Dancer) added: “With a fabulous track record for discovering new talent and brilliant screenplays it’s easy to understand why INSITE is one of Australia’s premier screenwriting competitions”.

Last INSITE winner Jane Hampson says: “INSITE is a great opportunity. There’s nothing like a deadline to sharpen your mind and with such a stellar judging panel, winning is tremendously encouraging. I was amazed at the impact. I received interest in Tigress not just in Australia but internationally and we are making some great connections on the road to production”.

Entries are now open until June 12. Entry form and competition details available here.

The Adelaide Film Festival promises to highlight the best of local, Australian and internationally produced films, with an eclectic mix of cinema, television, art and the moving image, from 15 – 25 October 2015.