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CARAVAGGIO – Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner!

CARAVAGGIO – Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner!

From our highly competitive Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest, one script rose to the top of pile to win our Grand Prize: CARAVAGGIO!

Based on the tempestuous life of the Italian painter, this television pilot caught our attention with its strong concept, engaging main character, and commercial potential. Congratulations to its writer, Alasdair McMullan, for winning the competition!

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CARAVAGGIO – Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner!

Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest – Semi-Finalists Announced!

When we announced our Quarter-Finalists, we said at the time that the bar had never been higher. The same is certainly true for our Semi-Finalists; what an amazing bunch of scripts! Congratulations to everyone who has made it through to this stage of the competition!

The standard here was so good, we had an incredibly tough time choosing which scripts were going to make it through to the next round. With so many fantastic stories to pick from, you’ve never made our jobs so difficult – or so enjoyable!

When judging scripts, we keep a lot of different things in mind. The uniqueness of the concept, the quality of the writing, the structure and execution of the story. But we’re also looking at potential; with a year of free script development as a prize for our top three, we’re looking for scripts that can go even further and be taken to another level.

If your script didn’t make it through this time, it’s hard not to feel disappointed – but you should remember just how tough the competition has been . Even making the Quarter-Finals of our Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest was an achievement, so well done!

As ever, if you’re not certain why we haven’t put your script through to the Semi-Finals, we’d recommend that you buy one of our Script Report services. That way you can get professional standard feedback on your work – and get free entry to our next competition, the Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest which is now open for submissions!

And so, here we announce a group of scripts that we couldn’t be more proud of. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the WriteMovies Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest Semi-Finalists!

 

Semi-Finalists  
BISCAYNE, Adam Hersh THE ENCHANTED OPAL, Alan Smith CARAVAGGIO, Alasdair McMullan
TORONTO THE GOOD, Andrew Moodie 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
RACE MUSIC, Eric Weber & Hasan Oracius ITER APOCALYPSE, Jean-Francois Oviode A CHANGE OF PLANS, Jeffrey Ward
UN CRIME PLUS QUE PARFAIT, Joel Prost KID SOLDIER, Kelly Karam LENA’S RULES, Ken Comer
PLANET SPARTA, Link Miller THE TIME-TRAP, Mark Flood THE REVOLT OF THE WHALES, Michael Rhodes
VOYAGE DANS L’HISTOIRE, Nanny Silvestre CINQUIEME ETAGE, Natacha Astuto THE SAX, Pascal Kulcsar
SHIRO, Pascal Kulcsar SURGEON HONG, Paul Gross OUTCAST, Sarah Bellwood
FRESH START, INC.,  Scott Taylor THE CHEESE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Steven Bednar A TASTE OF PRIVILEGE, Steven Bednar
APOCALYPSE, Tyler True LOVE IS EVERYTHING, Tyler True DER LETZTE BUS, Urs Aebersold

Finalists and Winners are due to be announced on August 16th – watch this space!

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 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!

Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter-Finalists Announced!

WriteMovies Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest closed for submissions

After a fantastic response to our one week deadline extension, the WriteMovies Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest has now closed!

A big thank-you to everyone who submitted, both directly to this contest and to the WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2019. Judging is already underway, and we’re having a blast reading your scripts.

The first set of results is now just weeks away: the Quarter-Finalists are announced on July 19th, Semi-Finalists on August 2nd, and Finalists and Winners on August 16th.

And if you want to get ahead of the competition, why not buy a script report from us and get free entry to our next contest? Starting from just $89, you can get valuable feedback on your work from our industry experts, helping you take your script to the next level and find out what you need to do to succeed!

Thanks once again from the entire WriteMovies team! And keep an eye out – we’ve got more great things coming your way soon, including new contests and a new award for a different genre…

CARAVAGGIO – Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner!

Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest now open!

One contest ends, another begins… We’re committed to championing great stories in our 20th anniversary year, and after an incredibly competitive final round of judging for our Winter Contest last week, we’re eager to see what else you’ve got for us. So here we go again: the WriteMovies Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest!

The Grand Prize Winner will walk away with $2000, and the top three placed scripts will all receive:

  • A year of free script development worth up to $3200
  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Exclusive previews of WriteMovies Academy, our unique Virtual Film School
  • Exclusive prizes from InkTip

And as with our last contest, you can get free entry to the contest when you buy a script report from us. Get invaluable feedback from industry experts to help you hone your script and make it the best it can be, with Judging Feedback from just $89 – see our full list of Script Report Services here!

What does it really take to win one of our contests, though? With each round of our last competition, we’ve written an article explaining how we judge scripts, what the criteria are, and the what the most common problems are in the submissions we’re read – a must read for anyone entering the WriteMovies Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest.

So before you submit, take a look at our article on What Your Submissions are Telling Us and then our Semi-Final results, where we discussed what made these scripts really stand out. Finally – and most importantly – see our Winners Announcement to find out what kind of questions we’re asking when picking between the strongest submissions in the contest.

WriteMovies has been helping writers succeed for twenty years. Enter the WriteMovies Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest to begin your writing journey with us by clicking here!