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We’re moving towards one of the most exciting times of the year here at WriteMovies, when we get to choose the contest winners we’ll be developing and pitching to industry. After another tough round of judging, we’ve selected the semi-finalists for our Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest!

In two weeks time, we’ll reveal our top three scripts and Honorable Mentions, including the winner of our $3500 Grand Prize. But before that, we’d like to congratulate our Fall 2020 Semi-Finalists – you’ve all done a great job to make this stage of the contest.

This is the stage where ‘promising’ works give way to ‘polished’ works. It takes a super concept to stay in at this stage if the writing itself doesn’t fully convince with its professionalism and voice.

With each round, we narrow down the potential winners by assessing scripts across a range of different elements. It’s important to get right structure, characters, and dialogue, but the single most important factor is which scripts currently stand the best chance in the current market. We pitch all our winners to industry, so we need to choose projects that will interest industry execs.

For anyone who wants another chance at winning our prizes, you’ve already got another shot: our Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest is now OPEN! You can also get entry to the Winter Contest when you submit to our Romance and Comedy Award for scripts in the romance, comedy, and romantic-comedy genres.

And if you want to improve your chances even more, buy one of our script reports. We’ll provide an honest, expert critique of your script so you can see how it would be assessed by top producers – and what steps you need to do to improve it. Not only will you also get free entry to our contests as well, you can then resubmit a new draft once you’ve implemented any changes!

So, here they are. We give you the WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest Semi-Finalists!

Semi-Finalists  
I’LL KILL YOU THIS WEEKEND, Daniel Arnold MAD DOG, T.J. Barkwill & J. L. C Jones STUCK IN MEMORIAM, Steven Bednar
BLACKJACK, Peter Black THE COBRA’S REVENGE, Christian Bourgeois PANDEMIC PLANET, Bob Canning
IDOLATRY, L. Andrew Cooper SGT VASQUEZ’S PLAYLIST, Yerania Del Orbe KUDZU, Marisa Forrest
THE KANO CHRONICLES, Alison Guessou LURKING FEAR, Brad Hinton THE THING IN THE CELLAR, Nicholas Horwood
PROTECTOR OF THE EMERALD CITY, Kevin J. Howard REQUITED, Bill Johnston TINY, TEXAS, David Lykes Kennan
POPPY – MY LITTLE WIFE, Astrid Korten LA LEGENDE DE GRIGNE-DINTS, Pascal Kulcsar BREAKFAST IN SAIGON, DMI Macdonald
FULL CONFESSION, Michael Mack THE DEVIL’S TIDE, John McCoy SONS OF A MAUFFEN KING, Jomo Merritt
TELEGRAM BOY, Adrian Moss MAKE THE WEATHER, Tom O’Connell RIDING WTH CHARLIE, Shintaro Ogai
THE LAST ONES, C. D. Peterson ALL WE LEAVE BEHIND, Paul Rowe UNTIL DEATH, Alyssa Stevens
THE CHALLENGE OF THE WENDIGO, Cameron Waggoner RADICAL: THE LIFE OF CARRY A. NATION, Dianna Zimmerman FLYING BIRD’S DIARY, Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

Winners and Honorable Mentions on December 4th.

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