ScreenLit - Bangalore Literature Festival 2022
Building on the success of LitMart, the pitch platform for aspiring authors, the Bangalore Literature Festival is excited to announce the ScreenLit, a forum where aspiring screen writers get a chance to pitch their scripts to a jury comprising of producers, directors, writers, agents, film reviewers and critics.

How does it work?

Submit information about your screen idea, through our online form. Click on the Apply link
at the top right of the page.

Our jury will evaluate all the entries we receive and shortlist 15 finalists. The finalists get a chance to pitch their screen idea to a jury, get feedback and make connections for potential screenplay opportunities. The ScreenLit finals pitch event will be held at the Bangalore Literature Festival on December 3rd and 4th 2022.

What to submit?

A plot summary in 2-3 pages. While your eventual story could be in Hindi or other Indian
languages, we ask that the plot summary that you submit be in English for the benefit of the
wider jury.

What is the selection procedure?

Submissions will be accepted only via the online submission form. The jury will select 15 finalists and an additional 5 wait-listed entries. Finalists will be required to confirm their ability to attend the ScreenLit finals pitch event on at the Bangalore Literature Festival.

ScreenLit Pitch Format

The format for the final pitches could be in any format that suits the idea best – storytelling, short video or a slide deck, as long as it is within THREE minutes. The pitch will be followed by a short Q&A from the jury. Pitching will be in front of a live audience.


The deadline for submissions is 11pm IST on Monday, 28th November 2022.
The 15 finalists and 5 wait-listed entries will be announced by 11pm on 1st December 2022 via individual emails.

Terms & Conditions

  • Only original scripts that have not been previously adapted to any form of screenplay can be submitted to ScreenLit. The pitch competition accepts only unpublished work.
  • An individual is allowed to submit a maximum of 2 entries only.
  • The Bangalore Literature Festival is only a facilitator via ScreenLit to connect aspiring screenwriters with producers, directors and agents. We do not guarantee or commit to any deals or commercial contracts from the event.
  • The feedback of the jury is theirs alone and the Festival does not have any influence on the same.