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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!

What your writing submissions are telling us, 2017-2019

What your writing submissions are telling us, 2017-2019

Ian Kennedy at BAFTA

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…)

Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists Revealed!

Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists Revealed!

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:

QUARTER-FINALISTS
ARIZONA, Natacha AstutoPERFIDIES, Bill BaberTHE DAWN OF EVE, James BinghamLADY ON THE RUN, Virginia BolaONCE A KILLER, Virginia Bola
TO DIE IN TAJOUTE, Virginia BolaTHE CAGES OF CORCORAN, Virginia BolaTWO CHILDREN OF FATE, Ian BonserINSURRECTION (Feature), Simon BowlerINSURRECTION (Pilot), Simon Bowler
THE 405, Patrick ByrneBLESSE, Bob CanningBURNER, Bob CanningTHE GHOSTS OF LONDONDERRY, Bob CanningSEEMINGLY HARMONIOUS, Dengxian Cao
FELIX KERSTEN, Juniet CedricCAPE ANGEL BLUES, Carl B. ClarkROAD KILL, Miles ColellaMARIGOLD, Lisa J. CristoforoAMERICAN HUNGER, Victor de Oliveira
CRAZY WITH LOVE, Ronald L. EckerTHE ASHERAH, Ronald EckerCOLONIALS, Ian FletcherROCK BOTTOM, Mark FloodDRAGONS, Jason Ginsburg
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GEORGE BAILEY, Phillip HardyNOBODY’S TRACKS, Guy HarveyPEANUT, Manny Jimenez Sr.CHOKE JOB, David JohnsonTHE FACTION, Kevin Karp
CHARMER, David KurtzFOR THE LOVE OF PETE, David KurtzGAMERS, Travis LemkeMYSPACE LOVE, Christophe LourençoNEVER A WORD OF A LIE, Karl Mather
LOVE CRUSH, Hamilton MitchellTHE LOCKSMITH, Jeffrey MoralesWHEN I WAS A CHILD, Terry NeedhamLAST RIDE OF METRO 313, Michael NeylandTABLE FOR FOUR, Jim Norman
DEPARTING O’HARE, Bill PapaSHINE YOUR EYES, Clint PearsonMALE DELIVERY, Paul PenleyTHE LOSING GAME, Bernhard RiedhammerHERE, THEN THERE, Paul Sargia
UP THE MAST, Andrew SmithTHE LORDS OF FARHAVEN, Michael SnowRICHER THAN A WHITE MAN, Christine Stevens DeLorenzoJohn Smith, IRON MAIDENSTHE CHERRY ROOM, Christine, Stevens DeLorenzo
BLACKBERRIES IN THE DREAM HOUSE, Patrick Towne and Diane FrankTHE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD, Persephone VandegriftTHREE WISHES, Rita WheelerLOVING MY ENEMY, Maria Rosario A. Yano
Summer 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

Summer 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

Summer-2016-Competition

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…)

Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

Spring 2016 Competition

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…)