EBU 2022 Children’s Short Drama writer’s call out

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Children’s Short Drama writer’s call out (EBU 2022)

Below you can find out more about the Children’s Short Drama writer’s call out


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 from across the world.


  • Theme: “Tell Me a Secret”
  • 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
  • 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
  • Deadline: Monday 01/11/21, 1700


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.

Useful information

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 bill.macleod@mgalba.com or on 07900 217 302 for further information.