Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition: Major international screenwriting competition, refocused upon what writers value most about us…
The competition is now closed. We’re really enjoying judging these ones, and are naming:
Quarter-finalists: June 9th – listed below.
Semi-finalists: June 23rd – listed below.
Winners: July 7th
Thanks to everyone who’s entered, for what’s proving to be a very interesting contest. We changed our price/prize weightings this competition to encourage earlier submissions and spread our judging workloads out more evenly – which was even more successful than we intended, twice over! First in prompting more early submissions, and then to make bonus offers with the spare judging time that freed up at the end…
There’s $1500 available in prize money, plus over $3000 in script development available from us, and all-new bonuses and promotion through InkTip (see below!) – so that we can promise to continue to develop and promote three winners to the top of the international film industry, through the writing company with the strongest track record of delivering success to its winning entries – us. Hundreds of writers have found representation and many have had their scripts produced through our competitions since 1999. Screenplays, teleplays and pilot scripts are all welcomed. All submissions also get free automatic entry to our Featured Script of the Month contest – awarding free consultancy and re-entry to the most interesting script we receive every month!
Since the Bonus two-week extension in late May, we’ve had a lot of scripts to get through – but it’s been an enjoyable task reading through every one submitted – so thank you to everyone who entered the contest.
We decided against many competent works for a variety of reasons. Most were simply outperformed by other scripts at this stage in their development. Some were not suited for the cinematic medium, others conceptually flawed, and some lacked commercial appeal. But the enthusiasm and dedication from each writer is clear to see, and a lot explored genuinely distinctive territory that deserves further development. This should not be the end of the journey for anyone who submitted to us.
We hope that those who did not get the result they hoped for will stay in touch with us: very few writers secure an industry commission with their first few screenplays. We have enjoyed our exchanges with you and continue to work hard at making this site more relevant to your careers. Don’t forget that many of our writers got their careers going by using our consulting service: CLICK HERE
If you’ve sent us a revised version of a previous script but it’s still not gained the result you were hoping for, we recommend that you consider getting a consultancy on it from us. That way you can find out what we currently feel is holding your script back. And don’t forget our latest round of contests. You can get free entry to our main contest and the Featured Script of the Month when ordering a consultancy HERE.
Here are the WriteMovies Spring 2017 International Screenwriting Contest Semi-Finalists, all of whom will get re-evaluated and new eyes as we select our Winners.
|PERFIDIES, Bill Baber||INSURRECTION (Pilot), Simon Bowler||THE 405, Patrick Byrne||BURNER, Bob Canning||SEEMINGLY HARMONIOUS, Dengxian Cao|
|FELIX KERSTEN, Juniet Cedric||CAPE ANGEL BLUES, Carl B. Clark||AMERICAN HUNGER, Victor de Oliveira||CRAZY WITH LOVE, Ronald L. Ecker||THE ASHERAH, Ronald Ecker|
|COLONIALS, Ian Fletcher||DRAGONS, Jason Ginsburg||THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GEORGE BAILEY, Phillip Hardy||NOBODY’S TRACKS, Guy Harvey||PEANUT, Manny Jimenez Sr.|
|CHOKE JOB, David Johnson||THE FACTION, Kevin Karp||GAMERS, Travis Lemke||MYSPACE LOVE, Christophe Lourenço||NEVER A WORD OF A LIE, Karl Mather|
|LOVE CRUSH, Hamilton Mitchell||THE LOCKSMITH, Jeffrey Morales||THE LOSING GAME, Bernhard Riedhammer||THE LORDS OF FARHAVEN, Michael Snow||THE CHERRY ROOM, Christine, Stevens DeLorenzo|
|BLACKBERRIES IN THE DREAM HOUSE, Patrick Towne and Diane Frank||LOVING MY ENEMY, Maria Rosario A. Yano|
And here is the full list of Quarter-Finalists.
|ARIZONA, Natacha Astuto||PERFIDIES, Bill Baber||THE DAWN OF EVE, James Bingham||LADY ON THE RUN, Virginia Bola||ONCE A KILLER, Virginia Bola|
|TO DIE IN TAJOUTE, Virginia Bola||THE CAGES OF CORCORAN, Virginia Bola||TWO CHILDREN OF FATE, Ian Bonser||INSURRECTION (Feature), Simon Bowler||INSURRECTION (Pilot), Simon Bowler|
|THE 405, Patrick Byrne||BLESSE, Bob Canning||BURNER, Bob Canning||THE GHOSTS OF LONDONDERRY, Bob Canning||SEEMINGLY HARMONIOUS, Dengxian Cao|
|FELIX KERSTEN, Juniet Cedric||CAPE ANGEL BLUES, Carl B. Clark||ROAD KILL, Miles Colella||MARIGOLD, Lisa J. Cristoforo||AMERICAN HUNGER, Victor de Oliveira|
|CRAZY WITH LOVE, Ronald L. Ecker||THE ASHERAH, Ronald Ecker||COLONIALS, Ian Fletcher||ROCK BOTTOM, Mark Flood||DRAGONS, Jason Ginsburg|
|THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GEORGE BAILEY, Phillip Hardy||NOBODY’S TRACKS, Guy Harvey||PEANUT, Manny Jimenez Sr.||CHOKE JOB, David Johnson||THE FACTION, Kevin Karp|
|CHARMER, David Kurtz||FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, David Kurtz||GAMERS, Travis Lemke||MYSPACE LOVE, Christophe Lourenço||NEVER A WORD OF A LIE, Karl Mather|
|LOVE CRUSH, Hamilton Mitchell||THE LOCKSMITH, Jeffrey Morales||WHEN I WAS A CHILD, Terry Needham||LAST RIDE OF METRO 313, Michael Neyland||TABLE FOR FOUR, Jim Norman|
|DEPARTING O’HARE, Bill Papa||SHINE YOUR EYES, Clint Pearson||MALE DELIVERY, Paul Penley||THE LOSING GAME, Bernhard Riedhammer||HERE, THEN THERE, Paul Sargia|
|UP THE MAST, Andrew Smith||THE LORDS OF FARHAVEN, Michael Snow||RICHER THAN A WHITE MAN, Christine Stevens DeLorenzo||John Smith, IRON MAIDENS||THE CHERRY ROOM, Christine, Stevens DeLorenzo|
|BLACKBERRIES IN THE DREAM HOUSE, Patrick Towne and Diane Frank||THE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD, Persephone Vandegrift||THREE WISHES, Rita Wheeler||LOVING MY ENEMY, Maria Rosario A. Yano|