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Hot on the heels of announcing the winner of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award, the Quarter-Finalists for our Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest are now revealed! 

Thanks to everyone who entered, this has been a tight contest and we’ve read a lot of great scripts. The bar has been really raised by the number of high quality submissions we received – so if your script didn’t make it, don’t be too disappointed. Many of the scripts we read were nearly good enough but just needed more development and showed promise from the writers.

Always remember to focus more on HOW you’re telling your story, not just WHAT your story is. In a crowded marketplace where stories are so omnipresent, you have to give us an original experience all the way through your story – and that’s far more likely to come from the HOW, than the WHAT, of your story. Make it yours!

As ever, we’d recommend that you buy one of our script reports to get our expert guidance and feedback on your work if you want to figure out how to take it to the next level, with Studio Coverage at $99 and Development Notes at $149. This will also give you free automatic entry to our next screenwriting contest!

You should also consider our film courses at WriteMovies Academy to learn from the BEST – nobody is better qualified than Dr. Alex Ross in why films succeed and fail! Or check out our 100-Day Creative Challenge to broaden your creative output and generate materials focused on how the industry really thinks about scripts and the role of writers.

So here you go: the WriteMovies Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest Quarter-Finalists!

Quarter-Finalists  
ALBATROS, Urs Aebersold BLOOD RUNS DEEP, Nick Amatuzio WHY 21?, Fuzzy Batten
FIVE QUEENS, Craig Berger THE HONEYPOT, Rodney Lawrence Bernardo THE LIEUTENANT NUN, Matthew Bernstein and Eva Mendieta
LES CORPS FLOTTANTS, Jerome Bon THE COBRA’S REVENGE, Christian Bourgeois FORGER, Simon Bowler
HIGHER, Samantha Brennan SORORITY HIT LIST, Chiara Bushati MIMIC, Angel Carr
LOTTERY ENTANGLEMENT IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC, Michael Casey FUTURE’S PAST, T. Hollis Clark IT’S ALL LIES, Zé Dassilva
NIGHT OF THE RED PHANTOM, Eric Dickson EVIL FACES, Chris Doukakis and T.J. Doukakis STORIES I TOLD MY FATHER, William Jody Ebert
THE MUSIC SCROOGE, Jim Evry PRODUCT 125, James Falletta BRUNCH AT BARNEY’S, Montgomery C. Floyd
THE ADVENTURE OF CALYPSO: WELSH TERRIER, Montgomery C. Floyd NORTHVILLE, Ángel Gabriel SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE, Avery Girion
COURT ORDER, Raynard Goodman BLACK OUT THE SKY, Chris Griffin POST GREAT, Adam Stuart Hersh
LENA, Isaac Hines SPRING-HEELED JACK, Nicholas Horwood LANCELOT RISING, Nicholas Horwood
THE FITTEST MAN ON EARTH, Nicholas Horwood FAMILY REMAINS, Bill Johnston THE KRAKEN, Pascal Kulcsar
THE SAX, Pascal Kulcsar FRACTAL, Sabine Landre LONELY PLANET, Karl Mather
THE DEVIL’S TIDE, John McCoy SISTAS ON FIRE! A NEWSICAL, Marcia L. McNair and Anissa Moore RICH MAN GONE, John Montgomery
THE HOTEL PALMYRIA, John Montgomery LOOSERVILLE, John Montgomery LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE, John Montgomery
SAGITTARIUS A, Eddie Moton BLADE AND BLOOD, Kevin Murphy IT’S JUST A GAME, Jim Norman
ITER APOLCALYPSE, Jean-Francois Ovoide QUICK SHOT, Jason Peralta ARMADILLO ONE, Duncan B. Putney
THE FLOATING WORLD, Michael Rhodes THE EMPATHY ROOM, Jason Schwaede THE LAND OF OZ-ZOO, William Sikorski Jr. and William Sikorski III
BLOODLETTERS, Tom Sime and Greg Derasmo THE UNFAVORED ONE, Ruby Asante Smith INVERSION, Suzy Stein and Fernando Perez
THE BOY ON THE COVER, Elizabeth Savage Sullivan JAIL BREAK, Andrew Jordan Taylor THE US VS. WALTER TUCKER, Walter Tucker
AN AUDIENCE FOR EINSTEIN, Mark Wakely DOUBLE HELIX, Christopher Willsis PARALLEL PROPOSALS, Andrea Zastrow

Semi-Finalists will be announced on July 31st and Winners and Honorable Mentions on August 14th.

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