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Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter-Finalists Announced!

Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter-Finalists Announced!

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!

 

Quarter-Finalists 
BISCAYNE, Adam HershTHE ENCHANTED OPAL, Alan SmithCARAVAGGIO, Alasdair McMullan
TORONTO THE GOOD, Andrew MoodieSURVIVAL, Anne RaittEPSILON, Anthony Etherington
GLEIS DER VERGELTUNG, Astrid KortenLADY IN RED, Astrid KortenDIE TRANE, Astrid Korten
MADE IN AMERICA, Rikki RiveraSTARRING… JOHN DILLINGER, Bill Walker & Brian AnthonyDON’T TELL A SOUL, Dan Stone
MARS GENESIS, Don TernyilaTHREE DAYS, Emilio SantinAPEX VANISHED, Eric Barcley
RACE MUSIC, Eric Weber & Hasan OraciusTHE CRAWL UP, Gabriell DeBear PayeOMEGA POINT, James Bingham
FABLE OF THE JADE TIGER, Jason FisherIN THE GAME, Jason FisherITER APOCALYPSE, Jean-Francois Oviode
A CHANGE OF PLANS, Jeffrey WardMONSTER, Jennifer CartaUN CRIME PLUS QUE PARFAIT, Joel Prost
CHANNEL THIRD, Jonathan MurnaneGODLESS SKIES, Joshua David HarrisSUNSHINE STATE: DUENDE, Kai Thorup
DOUBLE FF, Karl MatherCAROLINE BUXTON’S LIPSTICK POSSE, Kelly KaramKID SOLDIER, Kelly Karam
LENA’S RULES, Ken ComerANCIENT DEMONS, Kushagra KundraPLANET SPARTA, Link Miller
THE TIME-TRAP, Mark FloodENDANGERED SPECIES, Mark FloodPRODOMICA, Matt Lewis
INCIDENT AT PINEY HOLLOW, Michael Neyland & Susan NeylandTHE REVOLT OF THE WALES, Michael RhodesVOYAGE DANS L’HISTOIRE, Nanny Silvestre
CINQUIEME ETAGE, Natacha AstutoKATHARINE TO TESLA, FAITHFULLY YOURS, Natalie Paige BentleyTHE MERMAID, Natalie Paige Bentley
THE SAX, Pascal KulcsarSHIRO, Pascal KulcsarSURGEON HONG, Paul Gross
THE LAST PRISON, Richard GeiwitzDARWIN RISING, Richard GeiwitzTALES FROM MYSTERION: THE HIDDEN ISLAND, Richard Garcia Morgan & Ryan Jaroncyk
SUPREMACY, Rosalyn RosenHIGHLAND DRIVE, Rosalyn RosenOUTCAST, Sarah Bellwood
FRESH START, INC.,  Scott TaylorTHE CHEESE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Steven BednarA TASTE OF PRIVILEGE, Steven Bednar
HUNT FOR THE LOST SECRET OF EDEN, Tom ZmiarovichAPOCALYPSE, Tyler TrueLOVE IS EVERYTHING, Tyler True
DER LETZTE BUS, Urs AebersoldTHE M&M BOYS, Gino DeMarcoCOYOTE 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!

Spring 2018 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists, Book and Stageplay WINNERS!

Spring 2018 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists, Book and Stageplay WINNERS!

We are delighted to announce the Quarter-Finalists for our Spring 2018 Screenwriting Contest! And even more importantly, our next two winners…

 

ScreenplayThere have been a lot of great scripts for us to read for this contest, especially with our extended late entry running into June! The competition has been especially fierce, and we’ve enjoyed judging all the scripts we were sent.

So congratulations to our Spring 2018 Quarter-Finalists! Each script here deservedly advances in the contest. We’ll be giving every last one of them a fresh read as we consider which ones will make the Semi-Finals…

With so much competition this time around, a number of promising writers have unfortunately missed out – so don’t feel down if you’re one of them. A lot of the scripts that didn’t make it were strong contenders with a lot of positive features.

If you’d like to know why your script placed where it did, and how to take it to the next level, commission a Script Report from us to get a professional analyst’s opinion on what’s currently working and what’s holding it back. We provide large numbers of studio-quality Script Reports for writers and producers every year – and as an added bonus, you’ll get free entry into our next main contest!

Alternatively, check out our Elite Mentoring service: invaluable one-to-one advice from actual Hollywood producers and studio execs!

See the full list of Quarter-Finalists below… but first, here are the winners of Best Book and Best Stageplay!

BEST BOOK: BLUT WIRD FLIEßEN, by Urs Aebersold

BEST STAGEPLAY: THE CRACK IN PEGGY SUE’S FLOOR, by John Woodard

Hearty congratulations to them and everyone else who is still in the running for our other prizes! We’ll be in touch with them soon about their winnings…

Quarter-Finalists
BLUT WIRD FLIEßEN, Urs AebersoldREMOTELY WORKING, William BaberNICKERBACHER, Terry Barto
THE DAWN OF EVE, James BinghamHOPE IS NOT A BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOW, Harold L. BrownROLL WITH IT, Rosie Byrnes
PARDON MY GENDER: SUCH A FARCE!, Bob CanningLOVERS IN PARIS, Andy ConwayUNE CHANCE POUR GUÉRIR, Christine de Chauvelin
LES NIOCKS, Edith DevilletTHE GOOD CITIZEN, Joel DotyRELENTLESS, Jay Fisher
OPERATION BORTHER SAM, Gustavo FreitasTHE LAST KING OF AMERICA, Richard GuimondBIG BALLS aka FUTUREBALL, Richard Guimond
ON THE SPARROW, RW HahnSHOOTING ANGELS, RW HahnRACE, Justin Jackson
THE HAPPY PLACE, Justin JacksonTHE BROKEN CYPHER, Justin JacksonSOUL OF AN EMPIRE, Ryan Jaroncyk
VIVA – A COLDPLAY MUSICAL, Ines JimenezHOLLYWOOD’S MOST WANTED: I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP, ESE, Manny Jimenez Sr.CHILDREN OF EDEN, Raymond A. Just
THE SAX, Pascal KulcsarCHARMER, David KurtzTHE HEART OF A TIGER, SreyRam Kuy (book and screenplay)
MANHATTAN MARILYN, Philippe Laguerre (book and screenplay)THE UNDERTAKER’S CHILDREN, Natasha Le PetitINSPIRED, David Lawrence Lynch
HOBBY AND FITZ, James MiltonWHEN I WAS A CHILD, T. L. NeedhamWINDSPIRIT, Paul Penley
THE SHADOW OF DHARMA, Mark PerlickTHE ARIZONA BALLOON BUSTER, Mark Perlick and Steven PrippsTHE MYTHICAL GOLDEN TROUT, Craig Peters
MAUDITE ÉQUATION, Joel ProstWHATEVER IT TAKES, Robin RegensburgTHE LAST JOURNEY OF NOAH, Mark Rigoglioso
PERISH, Mike RogersIMMORTALIZING RAYMOND, James RosenfieldFIRE ON THE ISLAND, Timothy Smith
DESERT RUN, Christopher ThomasTHE LOST OPERA, Rachel, Thomas-MedwidTHE ELECTRIC WAR, Arthur Tiersky
THE CRACK IN PEGGY SUE’S FLOOR, John WoodardKLONDIKE MIKE, Thomas Zmiarovich
Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

We are delighted to announce the Quarter-Finalists for our Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest.

 

Since that Bonus Extension in January, we have had a lot of interesting and high-quality scripts to get through – but it’s been another great judging period!

Congratulations to the 51 Winter 2018 Quarter-Finalists! All of them had some special spark that caught our eye and we’re looking forward to giving them new eyes as we consider our Semi-Finalists and winners…

Those who didn’t make it this time were an equally fascinating set of submissions too, and showed a lot of promising qualities. We hope that you will stay in touch with us: we’re currently confirming details for our next contest and will keep you informed.

If you want to know why your script didn’t make it, or where to take it next? Has a revised edition of your script come out short yet again? We recommend that you consider getting a mentoring service or consultancy, too. That way you can find out what we currently feel is holding your script back. And as a sweet bonus, you’ll get free entry into our next main contest!

See the full list of Quarter-Finalists below…

Congratulate the Quarter-Finalists on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.

Quarter-Finalists
STRANDED, Christopher AndreSTEVE DEUCE, Justin AndreasBUSHIDO BASEBALL, Charles R. Astone
MEGABALL$, Marc BaronTHE DAWN OF EVE, James BinghamTO DIE IN TAJOUTE, Virginia Bola
INSURRECTION, Simon BowlerTHE OUTSKIRTS OF PARADISE, Montgomery BurtWHEN THE WHITE DOVE SPEAKS, Al Case
ADIONA, Ian CauserDEAD MAN’S HEAD, Ronald EckerICE CREAM DON’T MELT IN ENGLEWOOD, Richard Ehrenreich
VALENTYNE, Dashiell FinleyENDANGERED SPECIES, Mark FloodTHE OATH, Axel Gerand
SHAKESPEARE OF AVON, James HansonMAGIC MAN, Norma HickoxBLACK SHEEP, John Hunter
WHEN WE FALL BEHIND, Dan HutchinsonBOMMY!, Boim HwangA SECOND CHANCE, Manny Jimenez Sr.
MATANZAS, Piotr KaszubaNEW REALITY, Carolyn KrasCHARMER, David Kurtz
TALK THERAPY, Thomas MooreTHE LOCKSMITH, Jeffrey MoralesPROJECT ΩMEGA, P. James Norris
BAD DOG, Phil OlsenTREE HOUSE, Chris OssmanFINDING ATLANTIS, Katherine Panzella
AMERICAN REBEL, Sydney ParranTHE CRAWL UP, Gabriell DeBear PayeGATEKEEPERS TO THE STARS, Thelma Pickett
A SHADOW IN SPACE, Bryan Reilly2020AD, Mike RogersSAVIOR, Jerome Sanders
STAR BLUE SOLDIER, Donahue SilviaTHE FOURTH COURIER, Timothy Jay SmithTHE FIRSTBORN, William Smith
TIMBER, Patricia Stevens, Marian Mathews ClarkCUL DE SAC, Charles StockSOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, Charles Stock
SLAVE SHIP, Tyler TrueTHE VENUS SYNDROME, Lynee VincentnathanLAST PRINCE OF WALES, Ethan Westgate
COLD FOOTED, Tanya M. WheelerTHE REALM, Tanya M. WheelerISOLATION, Brian Whiteman
LEGACY OF THE GODS, Tim WongDISRUPTED, Meredith WoodAMERICAN MYTHS OF BLACK & WHITE, Aaron Yarber