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!
|BISCAYNE, Adam Hersh||THE ENCHANTED OPAL, Alan Smith||CARAVAGGIO, Alasdair McMullan|
|TORONTO THE GOOD, Andrew Moodie||SURVIVAL, Anne Raitt||EPSILON, Anthony Etherington|
|GLEIS DER VERGELTUNG, Astrid Korten||LADY IN RED, Astrid Korten||DIE TRANE, Astrid Korten|
|MADE IN AMERICA, Rikki Rivera||STARRING… JOHN DILLINGER, Bill Walker & Brian Anthony||DON’T TELL A SOUL, Dan Stone|
|MARS GENESIS, Don Ternyila||THREE DAYS, Emilio Santin||APEX VANISHED, Eric Barcley|
|RACE MUSIC, Eric Weber & Hasan Oracius||THE CRAWL UP, Gabriell DeBear Paye||OMEGA POINT, James Bingham|
|FABLE OF THE JADE TIGER, Jason Fisher||IN THE GAME, Jason Fisher||ITER APOCALYPSE, Jean-Francois Oviode|
|A CHANGE OF PLANS, Jeffrey Ward||MONSTER, Jennifer Carta||UN CRIME PLUS QUE PARFAIT, Joel Prost|
|CHANNEL THIRD, Jonathan Murnane||GODLESS SKIES, Joshua David Harris||SUNSHINE STATE: DUENDE, Kai Thorup|
|DOUBLE FF, Karl Mather||CAROLINE BUXTON’S LIPSTICK POSSE, Kelly Karam||KID SOLDIER, Kelly Karam|
|LENA’S RULES, Ken Comer||ANCIENT DEMONS, Kushagra Kundra||PLANET SPARTA, Link Miller|
|THE TIME-TRAP, Mark Flood||ENDANGERED SPECIES, Mark Flood||PRODOMICA, Matt Lewis|
|INCIDENT AT PINEY HOLLOW, Michael Neyland & Susan Neyland||THE REVOLT OF THE WALES, Michael Rhodes||VOYAGE DANS L’HISTOIRE, Nanny Silvestre|
|CINQUIEME ETAGE, Natacha Astuto||KATHARINE TO TESLA, FAITHFULLY YOURS, Natalie Paige Bentley||THE MERMAID, Natalie Paige Bentley|
|THE SAX, Pascal Kulcsar||SHIRO, Pascal Kulcsar||SURGEON HONG, Paul Gross|
|THE LAST PRISON, Richard Geiwitz||DARWIN RISING, Richard Geiwitz||TALES FROM MYSTERION: THE HIDDEN ISLAND, Richard Garcia Morgan & Ryan Jaroncyk|
|SUPREMACY, Rosalyn Rosen||HIGHLAND DRIVE, Rosalyn Rosen||OUTCAST, Sarah Bellwood|
|FRESH START, INC., Scott Taylor||THE CHEESE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Steven Bednar||A TASTE OF PRIVILEGE, Steven Bednar|
|HUNT FOR THE LOST SECRET OF EDEN, Tom Zmiarovich||APOCALYPSE, Tyler True||LOVE IS EVERYTHING, Tyler True|
|DER LETZTE BUS, Urs Aebersold||THE M&M BOYS, Gino DeMarco||COYOTE 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!
Thanks for all your support during this contest cycle! This is where it gets exciting – first Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest results and a chance to share our judging findings and reasons with you. Whether you submitted or not – this is worth reading on about. (more…)
Since it’s their results week too as we publish this, here’s a pic of Ian Kennedy, our Director of Worldwide Development, at BAFTA for a recent meeting with our founder Alex Ross!
Announcing results is the tough bit… especially at the Quarter-Final stage, where we have the most decisions to make, and the most people’s to disappoint about their writing submissions. At WriteMovies we make it our job to constantly open a door for writers and push their work to the next level, and take the ones that are ready into the international industry – but everyone is starting from a different place and whatever level a writer reaches they always have further steps to take to succeed and sustain themselves in the industry. To help you understand our logic and tips for how to make your work stand out to us, our Director Ian likes to write articles about “What Your Writing Has Been Telling Us” over this time. (more…)
We are delighted to announce the Quarter-Finalists for our Spring 2017 International Screenwriting Contest.
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 make the Quarter-Finals 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.
So, here are the WriteMovies Spring 2017 International Screenwriting Contest Quarter-Finalists, all of whom will get re-evaluated and new eyes as we select our Semi-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|
We are delighted to announce the Quarter-finalists for our Winter 2016 International Screenwriting Contest.
Since that late January surge of entries, we have 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 are delighted to announce the quarter-finalists for our Summer 2016 Screenwriting Competition. Since that late surge of entries and the unfortunate hacking of our website, we had a lot of scripts to get through – and it’s been an enjoyable task reading through every one submitted – so thank you to everyone who entered the contest. We will announce Semi-finalists, winner and runners-up in the next few weeks. (more…)
We are delighted to announce the quarter-finalists for our Spring 2016 Competition. Since that late surge of entries, causing us to extend the deadline, we had a lot of scripts to get through – and it’s been an enjoyable task reading through every one submitted – so thank you to everyone who entered the contest. We will announce Semi-finalists, winner and runners-up in the next few weeks. (more…)