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!
|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.