Graham Greene Film Review Competition

Berkhamsted Living Magazine Graham Greene

The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust invites entries for the inaugural Graham Greene Film Review Competition.

Organised in partnership with The Centre for New Writing at Manchester University, this competition commemorates Graham Greene’s legacy as a film reviewer by offering a cash prize of £500 for the most imaginative, original, and thought-provoking review submitted.

Giles Clark, Chair of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, explains: ‘The Graham Greene Film Review Competition has been created to further enhance Greene’s reputation and widen knowledge of his work. We have chosen to make this a prize specifically for film reviewing because films are a popular medium for the younger generation, some of whom may not know Greene’s work, while among the older generation who may be familiar with his novels, Greene’s superb body of film criticism may be unknown. We hope that the competition will attract many entries from up-and-coming writers as well as more established talents.’

The Competition for the Graham Greene Film Review Prize is open to anyone aged 18 or over at the time of entry. The closing date for submissions is 5pm (UK time) on 31 March 2020. International entries are welcome.

To enter the Competition, entrants must submit a review of a film (documentary or otherwise) with a run time of at least 80 minutes. The word limit for submissions is 1000 words. Entries must be in English. The entrance fee is £10 per submission.

Full submission details, along with guidelines from the judging panel, are available on the website of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust.

The winner of the Competition will be announced at the end of May 2020 and the winning entry subsequently published in The Manchester Review. The winning entry will also be showcased at the 22nd annual Graham Greene International Festival, to be held in Graham Greene’s native town of Berkhamsted in October 2020.

The Film Review Prize judges: Jo Wilson, Creina Mansfield and Quentin Falk with Jonathan Steffen, far left. Photo: Giles Clark