The WriteMovies Horror Award is now open for submissions! Are you thinking about writing a horror script so you can enter? Here are our thoughts on the advantages of writing in this genre.
To celebrate the latest edition of the WriteMovies Horror Award, we’re looking back at some of our favorite films and TV shows in horror. Find out what scares us the most… and what we’re looking for from a horror script! Next up: ALIEN… (more…)
What does it take to win a screenwriting contest? WriteMovies Director Ian Kennedy interviews Vanisha Renée Pierce about her successes in our contests and what helped her scripts to stand out in them.
As we approach the end of 2020, it’s also the end of yet another contest – it’s time to announce the winners of our Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest! Today’s the day we award our top three with script development, pitching to industry, and more, and also give away our Grand Prize of $3500.
The competition is heating up as we announce the Semi-Finalists for our Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest, taking us a step closer to finding out who the winner is!
We know that life under lockdown is hard for a lot of people at the moment, and that can make it easy to miss a deadline. So we’re providing a 2 week extension for our Summer 2020 Writing Contest, with continued script offers around resubmissions and multiple entries!
The last WriteMovies competition of 2019 – our 20th anniversary year – is over. It’s been a fantastic contest, with amazing scripts at every stage – but in the end, there can only be one victor. And today is the day that we announce the winner!
What is it that separates our winner from the rest? How do we make that decision? We’ve given our hints and tips in the past, but here’s a quick guide for all you screenwriters as you hone your craft…
- Come up with a concept that we haven’t seen before. Your script needs a unique selling point that will make people sit up and take notice!
- Grab us in the first ten pages. These are the most important pages of your script, your chance to make a good impression; make sure you don’t have a weak opening.
- Get us invested in your characters before hitting us with the action. We need a reason to care about the things that are happening – and that means we need to care about the people those things are happening to!
- Make sure you understand the basics before trying anything more complicated. The true masters of the craft know the fundamentals inside and out, and often the best scripts are the ones that implement do the simplest things well.
These are all things we’re looking for when judging – and the things that guided us when making our decision this time around as we picked… the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest winner!
|2nd Place||3rd Place|
|GHOSTED, WITH LOVE,
|THE PAPER ROUTE,
|SUNSHINE STATE: DUENDE,
|WHEN NIGHT AWAKENS,