Winter 2016 Screenwriting Competition

We are delighted to announce the Winners, Runners-up and Honorable Mentions for our Winter 2016 International Screenwriting Contest.

WriteMovies Winter 2016 Competition

First, thanks again to everyone who entered the Winter 2016 contest. It’s been awesome reading through all your scripts and talking with everyone who’s got in touch. Don’t be down if you lost out, this has been our best field of scripts for a long time. If you’d like to know why your script got to the point it did but no further, we’d be delighted to help – order a consultancy and we’ll give you our analysis of your script and its current standing in the market. Meanwhile, you can come back stronger and take a new shot at our Spring 2017 Contest, as many writers have already done…

Head to our Facebook page and our Twitter feed to congratulate our top three winners yourself!

Here’s what our Top 3 win…

  • Our Grand Prize winner receives $2000 in cash.
  • The 3 winners will receive one year free of script development and mentoring.
  • We’ll also pitch and promote the scripts to the top of the film industry. Remind yourself what makes for winning writing at our Insights page HERE.

Ruben created a fascinating script concept and executed it with strong potential – we’ll be proud to help develop and pitch it over the next year. Considering this field of scripts has been our strongest in a while, this is a win to be really proud of.

 Big congratulations must also go out to Second-placed winner THE ARENA by Belinda Whitney and Third-placed winner IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM by Elliott Riebman & Michael Gozzard. These two will also receive the free year of script development and guaranteed pitching to the film industry, and maybe in one of our previous contests, either could have won. But these positions are something to be proud of in and of itself. Congrats to you both.

 We’d also like to give Honorable Mentions to all the other scripts that nearly made our top 3 – on another day any of these could have made it. Well done to: JEFFERY’S NATION by Carla Bester, PARAD’EYES by Jerome Bon & Stephane Couston, INSURRECTION – EPISODE 1 by Simon Bowler, METACOMET by Richard Guimond, MYSPACE LOVE by Christophe Lourenço, CLEMENTE by Ian Ryan and Joseph Loizzi, and FIRE MOUNTAIN by Anthony Salamnon and Ronnie S. Riskalla. We think that with further development there is strong potential in all of these scripts and others we’ve read.

Here is the list of finalists for the WriteMovies Winter 2016 International Screenwriting Competition!

Quarter-Finalists: Semi-Finalists: OVERALL WINNER
Katja Anker, DAS PIKANTE GEHEIMNIS

Katja Anker, DAS PIKANTE GEHEIMNIS

Ruben Bush III, BLACKOUT.COM
Natacha Astuto, ISSUE DE SECOURS Natacha Astuto, ISSUE DE SECOURS SECOND PLACED WINNER
Michael Avishai, THE LAND OF CHICKENS Michael Avishai, THE LAND OF CHICKENS Belinda Whitney, THE ARENA
Carla Bester, JEFFERY’S NATION Carla Bester, JEFFERY’S NATION THIRD PLACED WINNER
James Bingham, THE DAWN OF EVE Jerome Bon & Stephane Couston, PARAD’EYES Elliott Riebman & Michael Gozzard, IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM
Jerome Bon & Stephane Couston, PARAD’EYES Simon Bowler, INSURRECTION – EPISODE 1
Simon Bowler, INSURRECTION – EPISODE 1 Ruben Bush III, BLACKOUT.COM HONORABLE MENTIONS
Harold L. Brown, DESTINY OF TAR AND FEATHERS L. Butler, THE MAGIC OF YOUR TOUCH Carla Bester, JEFFERY’S NATION
Ruben Bush III, BLACKOUT.COM John Day, FINDING HENRY CHURCH Jerome Bon & Stephane Couston, PARAD’EYES
L. Butler, THE MAGIC OF YOUR TOUCH Edith Devillet, LES NIOCKS Simon Bowler, INSURRECTION – EPISODE 1
Miles Colella, ROAD KILL Ian Fletcher, COLONIALS Edith Devillet, LES NIOCKS
Lisa Cristoforo, MARIGOLD Richard Guimond, METACOMET Richard Guimond, METACOMET
John Day, FINDING HENRY CHURCH Olga Holtz, A LABOUR OF LOVE Christophe Lourenço, MYSPACE LOVE
Edith Devillet, LES NIOCKS Astrid Korten, ZEILENGÖTTER Ian Ryan & Joseph Loizzi, CLEMENTE
McCrae Dunlap, MOMENTS Pascal Kulcsar, LE SAX Anthony Salamnon & Ronnie S. Riskalla, FIRE MOUNTAIN
Ronald L. Ecker, THE BROWSER Christophe Lourenço, MYSPACE LOVE
R. E. Ehrenreich, INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS Travis Opgenorth, THE POACHER
Anthony Etherington, STRAIGHT LIFE – EPISODE 1 Chelsea Perrotty, IVY’S SEASONS
Ian Fletcher, COLONIALS Dane Pizzuti Krogman, RIGGERS
Jeffrey Kent Gilchrist, EVERYTHING FOLLOWS FROM THIS Elliott Riebman & Michael Gozzard, IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM
Richard Guimond, METACOMET Ian Ryan & Joseph Loizzi, CLEMENTE
Andrew Hindle and Andy Conway, LITTLE ENGLAND or VILLAGE OF THE SCAMMED Anthony Salamnon & Ronnie S. Riskalla, FIRE MOUNTAIN
Olga Holtz, A LABOUR OF LOVE Math Saliva, THE SANDBOX
Bill Johnston, FAMILY REMAINS Michael B. Snow, WE COME IN PEACE
Bruce E. Kalish, PARENTAL ADVISORY Belinda Whitney, THE ARENA
Kevin Karp, ISOKON – PILOT Aaron Yarber, AMERICAN MYTHS OF BLACK & WHITE
Winnie Khaw, DREAM REHEARSAL
Astrid Korten, ZEILENGÖTTER
Narcisa Kovacevic, PLUTO IN THE 7TH
Pascal Kulcsar, LE SAX
Charles William Lane, A WOMAN, UNTITLED
Jonathan LaPoma, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Travis Lemke, GAMERS
Christophe Lourenço, MYSPACE LOVE
Herschel Medlin and Dale Baker, TURN THE TABLES
Len Nannarone, LUDDITES – PILOT
Michael Neyland, LAST RIDE OF METRO 313
Travis Opgenorth, THE POACHER
Frank Julius Palumbo, THE ENOCHIAN WARS: ARMAGEDDON UNLEASHED
Chelsea Perrotty, IVY’S SEASONS
Dane Pizzuti Krogman, RIGGERS
Mahyar Rasi, FRACTION
Elliott Riebman & Michael Gozzard, IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM
James Ross, SON OF A SERIAL KILLER
Ian Ryan & Joseph Loizzi, CLEMENTE
Anthony Salamnon & Ronnie S. Riskalla, FIRE MOUNTAIN
Math Saliva, THE SANDBOX
Kevin Scott, LAST REQUEST
John Smith, IRON MAIDENS
Michael B. Snow, WE COME IN PEACE
Belinda Whitney, THE ARENA
Malcolm Wong, THE TRANSMUTANT
Aaron Yarber, AMERICAN MYTHS OF BLACK & WHITE
Dianna Zimmerman, DRONE WORLD