Children’s Short Drama 2023

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Children’s Short Drama 2023


BBC ALBA are looking for vibrant, compelling ideas from Gaelic writers for the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) children’s short drama scheme.

This is part of a prestigious, international showcase of some of the best children’s films in Europe and beyond.

This is a great opportunity for writers to get their ideas made and seen across the world.

  • Theme: ‘Belonging’
  • Broadcast duration: 15 minutes
  • Target audience: 6-9 year olds
  • Casting: Child actor/s at the heart of the story
  • Style: Cinematic with minimal dialogue
  • Ambition: Ideas should be as imaginative as possible but also achievable on a limited budget. So, write with a small cast in mind and avoid complicated special effects.
  • Rights to writers’ ideas need to be freely available to be purchased by MG ALBA or an independent production company
  • Format: Idea to be submitted in an outline form (not a full script), max 2 pages
  • Please submit ideas to:
  • Deadline: 1700 on 27.01.23

The EBU has its own Exec Producer that works alongside the writers and Channel Execs in each territory.  BBC ALBA will also have an Exec Producer.

Further information on the scheme and examples of dramas and scripts from previous years are available.

If you have any questions please contact me direct at or on 07900 217 302 for further information.