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Spring Contest and Genre Award – Standard Deadline in 1 week!

Spring Contest and Genre Award – Standard Deadline in 1 week!

The standard deadline for both the WriteMovies Spring Contest and our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award is in just one week on Sunday April 11th! As the world tries to get back to normal, producers are looking for scripts that could tempt audiences back into movie theatres. Could one of those script be yours?

There’s been plenty of positive news for the movie industry over the last couple of weeks. GODZILLA VS. KONG has set a pandemic record, taking $48.5 million at the box office – a clear sign that people are eager to get back to the cinema and that sci-fi and fantasy will continue to be strong performers.

Other genres are seeing investment too. There’s been recent news that Netflix are making a $400 million deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson’s KNIVES OUT, with the first due to start shooting as soon as June. This shows that original IPs are still sought after by producers, and that successful franchises don’t have to be built around aliens and magic!

All the news coming out of industry indicates that it’s getting back on its feet. Audiences are eager for content and producers are investing in new projects and scripts for future productions.

We’ll be pitching all of our winners – of both the Spring Contest and the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award – to industry. This is the right time to be getting your script out there, and submitting to our competitions is the perfect way to do it! We also provide Development Notes to all our winners, making sure that it’s pitch perfect and giving it the best chance of success.

Enter by the standard deadline on Sunday and you’ll save $10 on your submission. What are you waiting for? Submit your script to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes, including our $3500 Grand Prize – click HERE to see the full list of prizes and enter the Spring Contest, or click HERE for the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award!

Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – The Winners are revealed! Plus, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions…

Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – Semi-Finalists (Les demi-finalistes de notre Concours Printemps 2016 / Halbfinalisten Frühling 2016)

Spring 2016 Competition

We are delighted to be able to announce the semi-finalists for our Spring 2016 competition! It was a tough task whittling down the semi-finalists from the 52 quarter-finalists, but those who did get through have thoroughly deserved it. All of the scripts featured here go through to our final round for consideration – we’re aiming to reveal the overall winners on August 5th.

If you’ve not made it this time, don’t take this as negative – use it to come back stronger and with something to prove. Don’t forget our Summer Consultancy offers to take your writing and script to the next level. We are offering summer discounts for our Judging Feedback (just $69 – normally $99), and Studio Consulting ($99- normally $129) and Development Notes ($149 – a huge $50 discount from the normal $199!) and we are freezing the price of our Elite Consultancies at $299 – a unique price to get up to an hour of consultancy from a top studio executive!

If you haven’t already, check out our Director of World Wide Development’s special article about What Your Scripts Have Been Telling Us over this period (CLICK HERE to read it and consider how the trends he’s noticed might relate to your script). We’re also compiling other Writing Tips from our reports to publish on the site soon, with general tips for helping your script sing. Don’t forget that many of our writers got their careers going by using our consulting service: CLICK HERE

Here is the full list of the WriteMovies Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Competition Semi-Finalists…

(Les quart de finalistes et les demi-finalistes de notre Concours Printemps 2016 ont été annoncés ! Nous félicitons ces auteurs…)

SEMI-FINALISTS
Urs Aebersold, DAS BLOCKHAUS Urs Aebersold, LINDAS RACHE Jean-Pierre Audebert, BRADDY WEBBY James Bingham, THE DAWN OF EVE Christian Bourgeois, LA VENGEANCE DU COBRA
Rohna Buehler, DER VORHANG Michael D. Dalzell, BOLLES Linda Falcão, OUT FLYING PAST MY BEDTIME Mark Flood, BITING THE BULLET Paul Gross, DIMINUENDO
Edyta Juzyk, NINJA WARRIORS Astrid Korten, FROM LILY WITH LOVE Jacques Koskas, LE SAC DE VOYAGEEN CUIR FAUVE Rob Laffin, THE PEOPLE VS. GOLDMAN SACHS Aleksandra Muni Leykauf, DIE PHÖNIX DIÄT
Paul Littell, BREAKTHROUGH Christophe Lourenço, MYSPACE LOVE – UN SENS A TA VIE! Matthew McHugh, THE AUTEUR Graham Parke, PANDORIUM – SEQUENCE #1: HOW TO CATCH A TIME TRAVELER Parthena Pavlidou, IN DER STILLE DER NACHT
 Johnny Sanchez, AMBER (AKA COLOURS OF REBELLION) Timothy Jay Smith, A VISION OF ANGELS Timothy Jay Smith, FIRE ON THE ISLAND Tyler True, LOVE IS SOMEWHERE ELSE Tessa Wenslany, OLD

 

Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – The Winners are revealed! Plus, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions…

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…)