The list was announced on Monday 22nd November 2021, online at 16:00 GMT.

With the success of last year’s List being a mix of both TV and Feature projects, going forward The Brit List will continue to present screenwriters working in each form in a single list.

Compiled from recommendations by British production companies, talent agencies, sales companies, financiers, distributors and broadcasters, the scripts that have made it on to this year’s list are a reflection of industry tastes.

In 2021, the bar for inclusion has again moved higher than ever before, with scripts needing a minimum of 7 recommendations for inclusion. Of nearly 300 scripts put forward, 18 have made it onto The Brit List 2021. Nearly a third of the scripts on The Brit List 2021 are Feature scripts, and 65% are written by female writers – more than ever before.

The Brit List 2021 writers

Tianna Johnson, writer of OBEAH

Jessi Drewett, writer of MAPS

Laurence Coriat, writer of ANIMALS

James Roblin, writer of THE LAST MAN IN EUROPE

Jessica Lambert, writer of APHRA

Ryden & Rowe, writer of FOOL’S GOLD

Jon Baker, writer of MALFEASANCE

Poppy Damon, writer of LET’S GO GET YOUR F***ING DOG BACK

Chris Dunlop, writer of WHITE STORK

Charlotte Alexander, writer of MISGUIDED

Leanne Davis, writer of MISADVENTURE

Sheila Nortley, writer of BIRDSONG

Lydia Yeoman, writer of CONFINEMENT

Thank you

This year’s list was made possible by the following generous sponsors:

  • Our executive producer and headline partner: Kinetic Content
  • Our Co-Producer: Final Draft
  • Our Associate Producers: Film Distributors’ Association and ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills programme using funds from the National Lottery