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

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!

Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest – One Week Extension!

Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest – One Week Extension!

Parting is such sweet sorrow… and we can’t bear to say goodbye to our Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest just yet. So as a result, we’ve decided to give this contest a one week extension!

You’ve now got until Sunday March 8th to submit, giving yourself a chance to win great prizes from us here at WriteMovies – not to mention the prestige of becoming one of our winners!

We’ve talked enough about what the contest prizes are in our newsletters and articles – but if you need a reminder, there’s $2000 up for grabs for our Grand Prize winner, plus a year of free script development and guaranteed pitching to industry for our top three scripts!

Our Director, Ian Kennedy, will be sharing some of his Hollywood/LA diary with us over the next few weeks, with news of meetings at major studios and with elite producers, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes at WriteMovies. Make sure you don’t miss out, so you know how we present our winners to industry.

And in the meantime, put yourself in the best possible position by entering our contest! The window of opportunity is still open… for the moment. Click here to submit by Sunday March 8th for your chance to win the WriteMovies Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest!

WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest – Winner Announced!

WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest – Winner Announced!

The last WriteMovies competition of 2019 – our 20th anniversary year – is over. It’s been a fantastic contest, with amazing scripts at every stage – but in the end, there can only be one victor. And today is the day that we announce the winner!

What is it that separates our winner from the rest? How do we make that decision? We’ve given our hints and tips in the past, but here’s a quick guide for all you screenwriters as you hone your craft…

  • Come up with a concept that we haven’t seen before. Your script needs a unique selling point that will make people sit up and take notice!
  • Grab us in the first ten pages. These are the most important pages of your script, your chance to make a good impression; make sure you don’t have a weak opening.
  • Get us invested in your characters before hitting us with the action. We need a reason to care about the things that are happening – and that means we need to care about the people those things are happening to!
  • Make sure you understand the basics before trying anything more complicated. The true masters of the craft know the fundamentals inside and out, and often the best scripts are the ones that implement do the simplest things well.

These are all things we’re looking for when judging – and the things that guided us when making our decision this time around as we picked… the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest winner!

 

Winner

MONGER,

David Axe

2nd Place 3rd Place

THE PINCH,

James Raynor

HAVENWOOD,

Jai Brandon

 

 

Honorable Mentions
GHOSTED, WITH LOVE,
Bob Canning
BREAKING POINT,
Christina Ward
ROCK’N’BISCUIT,
Craig Miller
THE PAPER ROUTE,
Danny Howell
MINDSET,
Edward Smythe
HOLLYWOOD WOMAN,
Jesse Lopez
CODE.7390,
Johnny Gilligan
SUNSHINE STATE: DUENDE,
Kai Thorup
WHEN NIGHT AWAKENS,
Ken Paiva

Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest – One Week Extension!

WriteMovies Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest now open!

We may be nearing the end of the last contest of our 20th anniversary year, but we’re already looking to the future. We want to continue the successes of 2019… So we’re announcing that from today, the WriteMovies Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest is now open!

The Grand Prize for the winner of this contest is $2000, and that’s not all. The top three scripts will all receive a year of free development from our industry professional script analysts, helping them hone their work into the best shape possible, and we will then provide guaranteed pitching to industry!

So if you’re looking to get your work out there at its maximum potential, this is the competition for you. Let WriteMovies use its twenty years of experience helping you with your screenwriting!

And keep an eye out for an upcoming announcement about our next genre award. With both our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award and our Horror Award proving popular among you guys, we’re looking to continue this series of prizes that celebrates great writing of all kinds!

Click here to visit the main contest page where you can submit your script, with Standard entry prices lasting until Sunday 12th January!