It’s been a great year for us here at WriteMovies, with three successful contests – Winter, Spring, and Fall – producing a lot of great scripts! We’ve also been very proud of our first two genre awards to celebrate great writing: the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award and the Horror Award.
We’re already hard at work with our winners on developing their scripts and getting them out there to the industry, but today we look back at our contests and reveal our full Wall of Fame for 2019.
Here’s a reminder of our Grand Prize winning scripts…
- PROMISE OF TOMORROW by Andrew Pennington: A fantastic British rom-com that made us laugh out loud from start to finish, capturing our attention with its quirky characters, heartwarming story, and fantastic audience appeal.
- CARAVAGGIO by Alasdair McMullan: Based on the tempestuous life of the Italian painter, this television pilot was as fun as it was fascinating, making the most of its strong concept and engaging main character.
- MONGER by David Axe: The winner of our Horror Award also took the Grand Prize in the Fall Contest. The plot and the monster that haunts the protagonists both feel fresh, and with well-rounded characters we quickly came to care about, it kept the suspense high throughout.
And a special shout out to the first ever winner of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award, too: THE TIME-TRAP by Mark Flood! To describe this script as a thrilling ride would be an understatement; it kept us gripped from the first page to the last.
If you’d like the chance to see your name on next year’s wall, submit to our Winter 2020 Contest and Rom-Com Award today – just one week until the Standard Deadline!
We’re nearing the end of another contest! Partnered with our first ever Horror Award – the winner of which is announced on Halloween – the end of the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest is fast approaching, with submissions closing on October 13th!
Whatever genre your screenplay belongs to, we want to see it. WriteMovies has been helping writers to succeed for twenty years now, and we want to keep that going! We’re always on the look out for great scripts and fresh new voices that deserve to be heard.
That’s part of the reason why we offer our top three scripts a year of free script development followed by pitching to industry. We want to make sure that your work reaches its full potential – and that once it has, it gets the best possible chance of getting into production. A screenplay should be turned into a film – not left to linger on the page!
Don’t forget the Grand Prize for this contest either. The winner walks away with $2000… not to mention bragging rights!
So make sure you don’t miss your chance. If you’ve got a script you want us to champion, enter the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest before October 13th to grab our attention. We believe that great writing deserves to be recognized!
You can also get free entry to this contest when you buy a script report from us. Get professional feedback on your script drawn from industry-standard templates, starting with Judging Feedback from $89 up to our more comprehensive Development Notes at $149.
With just one week to go, move fast if you want to enter the Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest. Click here to submit today!
Another deadline approaches! There are only a couple more days left to enter the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest and Horror Award 2019 at our cheaper Early Bird rate… Make sure you don’t forget to enter by this Sunday, August 25th!
Just last week, we were excited to announce the winners of our Spring Contest – but the wheels never stop turning here at WriteMovies. Our next two competitions are well underway, with fantastic prizes and opportunities to be won for screenwriters!
Not only is there the chance to win the $2000 Grand Prize of our Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest, but we’re also celebrating great writing in our 20th Anniversary year with our second genre prize: the WriteMovies Horror Award 2019!
Submissions to the Horror Award receive free entry to the Fall Contest, with additional prizes on offer too: two sets of Development Notes, further advice on fine-tuning the winning script, and guaranteed pitching to industry.
And more than that, it’s the opportunity to be the first ever winner of this Award, joining Mark Flood who earlier this year became the winner of our inaugural Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award with his script THE TIME-TRAP!
If you need a bit longer, don’t worry. The final deadline for the Horror Award is September 29th and for the Fall Screenwriting Contest, you’ve got until October 13th. But if your script is ready, make sure you submit before the Early Bird Entry ends on Sunday!
Click here to submit to the Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest – or click here to submit to the Horror Award!
It’s one of the most exciting moments of the year for us here at WriteMovies… Yes, it’s the moment we get to announce the winners of our most recent competition: the Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest!
It’s a big day for us here at WriteMovies as we announce the Quarter-Finalists from our Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest – and what an amazing group of scripts this has turned out to be!
The bar continues to rise for us with each competition. The response to this contest has been genuinely fantastic, with people submitting right up to the final deadline – and many more taking advantage of our one-week extension!
It’s hard to think of a time when the standard has been higher. We’ve had screenplays from all kinds of genres, ranging from serious drama to children’s animation, from horror to comedy to romance and everything in between!
And of course, fuelled by our inaugural Sci-Fi and Fantasy competition – with every submission also receiving free entry to the Spring 2019 Contest – we’ve not only been taken to countless new worlds, but we’ve had even more high quality scripts to judge than ever before!
If you’re disappointed that you haven’t made it onto our list of Quarter-Finalists, just keep in mind how tough the competition was this time. And don’t give up! If you want to go further but aren’t sure how, we’d recommend making use of one of our Script Report services to get the feedback you need that will take your script to the next level.
You’ll also get free entry to our next major Screenwriting Contest when you buy a Script Report: the Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest is already open for submissions. Click here to find out more!
But for now, well done to all of our Quarter-Finalists, and keep an eye out for Semi-Finals on August 2nd. Hit the button below to find out who made the Quarter-Finals!
|BISCAYNE, Adam Hersh
||THE ENCHANTED OPAL, Alan Smith
||CARAVAGGIO, Alasdair McMullan
|TORONTO THE GOOD, Andrew Moodie
||SURVIVAL, Anne Raitt
||EPSILON, Anthony Etherington
|GLEIS DER VERGELTUNG, Astrid Korten
||LADY IN RED, Astrid Korten
||DIE TRANE, Astrid Korten
|MADE IN AMERICA, Rikki Rivera
||STARRING… JOHN DILLINGER, Bill Walker & Brian Anthony
||DON’T TELL A SOUL, Dan Stone
|MARS GENESIS, Don Ternyila
||THREE DAYS, Emilio Santin
||APEX VANISHED, Eric Barcley
|RACE MUSIC, Eric Weber & Hasan Oracius
||THE CRAWL UP, Gabriell DeBear Paye
||OMEGA POINT, James Bingham
|FABLE OF THE JADE TIGER, Jason Fisher
||IN THE GAME, Jason Fisher
||ITER APOCALYPSE, Jean-Francois Oviode
|A CHANGE OF PLANS, Jeffrey Ward
||MONSTER, Jennifer Carta
||UN CRIME PLUS QUE PARFAIT, Joel Prost
|CHANNEL THIRD, Jonathan Murnane
||GODLESS SKIES, Joshua David Harris
||SUNSHINE STATE: DUENDE, Kai Thorup
|DOUBLE FF, Karl Mather
||CAROLINE BUXTON’S LIPSTICK POSSE, Kelly Karam
||KID SOLDIER, Kelly Karam
|LENA’S RULES, Ken Comer
||ANCIENT DEMONS, Kushagra Kundra
||PLANET SPARTA, Link Miller
|THE TIME-TRAP, Mark Flood
||ENDANGERED SPECIES, Mark Flood
||PRODOMICA, Matt Lewis
|INCIDENT AT PINEY HOLLOW, Michael Neyland & Susan Neyland
||THE REVOLT OF THE WALES, Michael Rhodes
||VOYAGE DANS L’HISTOIRE, Nanny Silvestre
|CINQUIEME ETAGE, Natacha Astuto
||KATHARINE TO TESLA, FAITHFULLY YOURS, Natalie Paige Bentley
||THE MERMAID, Natalie Paige Bentley
|THE SAX, Pascal Kulcsar
||SHIRO, Pascal Kulcsar
||SURGEON HONG, Paul Gross
|THE LAST PRISON, Richard Geiwitz
||DARWIN RISING, Richard Geiwitz
||TALES FROM MYSTERION: THE HIDDEN ISLAND, Richard Garcia Morgan & Ryan Jaroncyk
|SUPREMACY, Rosalyn Rosen
||HIGHLAND DRIVE, Rosalyn Rosen
||OUTCAST, Sarah Bellwood
|FRESH START, INC., Scott Taylor
||THE CHEESE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Steven Bednar
||A TASTE OF PRIVILEGE, Steven Bednar
|HUNT FOR THE LOST SECRET OF EDEN, Tom Zmiarovich
||APOCALYPSE, Tyler True
||LOVE IS EVERYTHING, Tyler True
|DER LETZTE BUS, Urs Aebersold
||THE M&M BOYS, Gino DeMarco
||COYOTE WARRIOR, Roberta Rovner Pieczenik
Semi-Finalists are due to be announced on August 2nd and Finalists and Winners on August 16th – keep an eye out for those!
20 years promoting great global storytelling!
WriteMovies has now been helping writers succeed for two decades – and in our 20th anniversary year, we’ve got a lot of exciting changes on the way. WriteMovies 2019 is a new WriteMovies, campaigning for great, vital stories in 2019!
So what have we got going on in WriteMovies 2019? Take a look…
- Potentially our last contest in the format you’re used to, our Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest closes in just 9 days! With a $2500 Grand Prize, plus a year of free script development worth up to $3200 and guaranteed pitching to industry for the top three scripts, it’s not an opportunity to be missed. Enter your script before January 13th for a chance to win!
- We’ll be making a lot of improvements and enhancements to our website, with new hosting and other changes to enhance it and our email systems.
- TalentScout International Management will also be getting a makeover, becoming a creatives’ agency run for and by creatives. TSIM will be a vital part of our work as we pitch our winners’ scripts to industry!
- As we continue to roll out WriteMovies Academy, our unique virtual film school, we’ll be launching weekly videos about screenwriting. These will give you a sneak peak at some of the Academy content – as well as providing invaluable help for creating your own projects!
- We’re relaunching our French services under auteur filmmaker Nicolas Bodereau. We’ve already received commissions for Nicolas to translate scripts from French to English, so if you’ve got any translation needed yourself, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
WriteMovies 2019 looks to be better than ever before. A place for great global storytelling, we’re going to be expanding our and growing, championing the stories we believe in. Watch this space for more news coming soon – we’ve got a lot of exciting stuff coming up!