Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2021 – Winner Announced!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award – Final Deadline in 1 Week!

The final deadline for the WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award is in just one week on May 9th! Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win great prizes – as well as getting FREE, automatic entry to our Spring Contest and the chance to win the Grand Prize of $3500!

As tomorrow is May 4th – also known as Star Wars Day! – we look to celebrate the most successful sci-fi franchise of all time (sorry Trekkies!).

Since the release of STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE in 1977, the Star Wars universe has expanded across every medium of storytelling. With games, books, TV shows, spin-offs and sequels, even the most dedicated fan struggles to keep up with the vast number of stories.

For writers, the STAR WARS universe represents the potential of your IP. The sci-fi and fantasy genres are arguably the most successful for building large franchises and extended universes, probably because of the freedom the writer has in creating the setting and sheer level of imagination involved; the lore of these worlds gives the writer extra tools to tell their story, which can itself end up captivating audiences.

However, this can also pose risks to the structure of the story. Imagine if A NEW HOPE had opened by introducing us to all the complex politics, history, and technology of a galaxy far, far away. It would a total snooze-fest, right? Instead, it uses its lore to enhance the story, focusing instead on the Hero’s Journey of Luke Skywalker and only explaining the minimum we need to know.

The key to a great sci-fi and fantasy script is creating a fascinating world for the characters to inhabit without losing focus on the story at heart.

Have you written the next STAR WARS? Have you come up with a fantastical world for audiences to fall in love with? Enter the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award by the deadline on May 9th before it’s too late!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 – 1 Week Extension!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 – 1 Week Extension!

A 1 week extension for our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020! We always want to give you the help and support you need – and sometimes that’s just 7 more days to fine-tune your script. Submit by Sunday June 7th for your chance to win big!

The winner of this award will receive:

  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level
  • Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts

And all submissions get free entry to the Summer 2020 Writing Contest as well, with the chance to win the Grand Prize of $2000!

Our Development Notes are designed to give you clear, constructive, studio-quality guidance on the current state of your script and what to do next in order for it to fulfil its potential. They’ll give a clear analysis of its strengths and weaknesses, and provide creative suggestions on how to improve it.

We then pitch all our winners to top execs – click HERE to find out more about how we put our scripts to industry, including an extensive industry mailing list and pitch meetings with top producers and studios.

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 extension lasts until Sunday June 7th. Submit today for your chance to win – click HERE!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 – 1 Week Extension!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 deadline – 1 Week to Go!

The final deadline for our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 is fast approaching! The winner will receive:

  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level
  • Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts

Plus, all entries to the award automatically receive FREE entry to the Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest, with the chance to win the Grand Prize of $2000!

The winner of last year’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award was THE TIME-TRAP by Mark Flood, which has already received interest from top producers. Don’t miss out on your chance to follow in his footsteps and get your script out there.

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 deadline is THIS SUNDAY, May 31st – make sure you submit by then!

Click HERE to visit the main contest page, where you can find out more about the contest and submit, or click HERE to find out more about and submit to our Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest!

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