The Graham Greene Film Review Competition Update

Entries can now be submitted  for the Graham Greene Film Review Competition for which  the winner will receive a prize of £500. Although Graham Greene’s work as a film reviewer, particularly in the 1930s, provides the inspiration for the prize, entrants are not expected to try to submit a review in the style of Greene. If you decide to enter it should be your own work, your own style and, of course, your choice of film. Good luck!


Graham Greene Birthplace Trust

Submissions Invited for Inaugural Graham Greene Film Review Competition

Send us your best film reviews by 31 March 2020 for a chance to win £500!

The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, in participation with the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing, is proud to announce the inaugural Graham Greene Film Review Competition.

The competition offers a cash prize for the most imaginative, original and thought-provoking film review. In addition to the cash prize, the winning review will be published in The Manchester Review and showcased at the 22nd Graham Greene International Festival, to be held in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom, from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th October 2020.

Entrants must submit a review of up to a thousand words in response to a film (or documentary) with a run time of at least 80 minutes. We invite entries from new and established writers alike.

Entry Fee: £10

Prize: £500

Deadline: 31 March 2020


Quentin Falk has been a freelance film critic and magazine editor for more than 35 years. He is the author of the award-nominated Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham Greene, now in its fourth edition.


Emma Clarke ran the London office of Fine Line Features and the arthouse division of New Line Cinema. She is the course leader of the Screenwriting MA that she co-designed at the University of Manchester.


Dr Jo Wilson-Barnardo has been a Trustee of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust since 2011 and a clinical psychologist for over three decades. She sits on the Events Committee of the East of England Branch of the British Psychological Society.


Full competition details and advice from this year’s judges are available at: