The WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award is always a blast, as we blast off to other worlds! Your scripts have shown the full possibilities of the human imagination, but from everything we’ve seen, we’ve finally chosen a winner!
Missed the deadline for the WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award? No need for a time-machine to go back and correct things – we’ve extended the contest for another week, giving you until June 5th to enter!
The late deadline for the WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award is May 29th – which means you’ve got just one week left to submit!
The standard deadline for the WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award is coming up fast. If you want to submit for the lower price of just $49, make sure you enter by May 1st!
Hot on the heels of winning our last Grand Prize Contest, Vanisha Renée Pierce has won our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award with her script EZEKIEL – and to celebrate and give you insights into winning our contests, WriteMovies is doing an exclusive interview with her which you can watch for FREE!
It’s time to announce our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award winner! After a vigorous round of decision-making, we’ve finally picked who’s going to receive the prizes: guaranteed pitching to industry, two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level, and more!
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!