BBC Writersroom have just launched InterConnected, an initiative to create new scriptwriting opportunities in these unparalleled times. Four of the best scripts will be produced and released on BBC platforms throughout April.

In the words of Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom: ‘Here at BBC Writersroom we believe in the power of stories and storytellers to keep us hopeful, entertained and to help us make sense of the world, particularly in such a strange and unprecedented time as the one we find ourselves in now.’

Script requirements:

BBC Writersroom are looking for original short-form scripts, 5-10 minutes long, about 2-4 characters who now find themselves in isolation, but who are communicating via video conferencing. They may be friends, lovers, neighbours, colleagues, family or strangers. But they’re all alone together and using modern technology to stay connected.

Anne Edyvean: ‘We want stories that take place throughout and via a conference call. Stories that show a moment of human interaction in an otherwise socially distanced world. Though of course, when it feels like the end of the world, the things we choose to say or the truths we reveal to one another may be the most surprising.

We want scripts that are compelling and hook us in. Ideas that have warmth and spirit, that astonish, amuse or enlighten us. They should be set now or in the near future.’

Aside from having their script turned into a short film, the winning writers will each receive £300 for their script.

Application deadline: Monday 30th March at 12 noon.

For more information, as well as to apply, visit the BBC Writersroom website.