We are delighted to announce the Winners, Runners-up and Honorable Mentions for our Winter 2016 International Screenwriting Contest.
First, thanks again to everyone who entered the Winter 2016 contest. It’s been awesome reading through all your scripts and talking with everyone who’s got in touch. Don’t be down if you lost out, this has been our best field of scripts for a long time. If you’d like to know why your script got to the point it did but no further, we’d be delighted to help – order a consultancy and we’ll give you our analysis of your script and its current standing in the market. Meanwhile, you can come back stronger and take a new shot at our Spring 2017 Contest, as many writers have already done…
Here’s what our Top 3 win…
- Our Grand Prize winner receives $2000 in cash.
- The 3 winners will receive one year free of script development and mentoring.
- We’ll also pitch and promote the scripts to the top of the film industry. Remind yourself what makes for winning writing at our Insights page HERE.
Ruben created a fascinating script concept and executed it with strong potential – we’ll be proud to help develop and pitch it over the next year. Considering this field of scripts has been our strongest in a while, this is a win to be really proud of.
Big congratulations must also go out to Second-placed winner THE ARENA by Belinda Whitney and Third-placed winner IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM by Elliott Riebman & Michael Gozzard. These two will also receive the free year of script development and guaranteed pitching to the film industry, and maybe in one of our previous contests, either could have won. But these positions are something to be proud of in and of itself. Congrats to you both.
We’d also like to give Honorable Mentions to all the other scripts that nearly made our top 3 – on another day any of these could have made it. Well done to: JEFFERY’S NATION by Carla Bester, PARAD’EYES by Jerome Bon & Stephane Couston, INSURRECTION – EPISODE 1 by Simon Bowler, METACOMET by Richard Guimond, MYSPACE LOVE by Christophe Lourenço, CLEMENTE by Ian Ryan and Joseph Loizzi, and FIRE MOUNTAIN by Anthony Salamnon and Ronnie S. Riskalla. We think that with further development there is strong potential in all of these scripts and others we’ve read.
Here is the list of finalists for the WriteMovies Winter 2016 International Screenwriting Competition!
|Katja Anker, DAS PIKANTE GEHEIMNIS||
Katja Anker, DAS PIKANTE GEHEIMNIS
|Ruben Bush III, BLACKOUT.COM|
|Natacha Astuto, ISSUE DE SECOURS||Natacha Astuto, ISSUE DE SECOURS||SECOND PLACED WINNER
|Michael Avishai, THE LAND OF CHICKENS||Michael Avishai, THE LAND OF CHICKENS||Belinda Whitney, THE ARENA|
|Carla Bester, JEFFERY’S NATION||Carla Bester, JEFFERY’S NATION||THIRD PLACED WINNER|
|James Bingham, THE DAWN OF EVE||Jerome Bon & Stephane Couston, PARAD’EYES||Elliott Riebman & Michael Gozzard, IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM|
|Jerome Bon & Stephane Couston, PARAD’EYES||Simon Bowler, INSURRECTION – EPISODE 1|
|Simon Bowler, INSURRECTION – EPISODE 1||Ruben Bush III, BLACKOUT.COM||HONORABLE MENTIONS
|Harold L. Brown, DESTINY OF TAR AND FEATHERS||L. Butler, THE MAGIC OF YOUR TOUCH||Carla Bester, JEFFERY’S NATION|
|Ruben Bush III, BLACKOUT.COM||John Day, FINDING HENRY CHURCH||Jerome Bon & Stephane Couston, PARAD’EYES|
|L. Butler, THE MAGIC OF YOUR TOUCH||Edith Devillet, LES NIOCKS||Simon Bowler, INSURRECTION – EPISODE 1|
|Miles Colella, ROAD KILL||Ian Fletcher, COLONIALS||Edith Devillet, LES NIOCKS|
|Lisa Cristoforo, MARIGOLD||Richard Guimond, METACOMET||Richard Guimond, METACOMET|
|John Day, FINDING HENRY CHURCH||Olga Holtz, A LABOUR OF LOVE||Christophe Lourenço, MYSPACE LOVE|
|Edith Devillet, LES NIOCKS||Astrid Korten, ZEILENGÖTTER||Ian Ryan & Joseph Loizzi, CLEMENTE|
|McCrae Dunlap, MOMENTS||Pascal Kulcsar, LE SAX||Anthony Salamnon & Ronnie S. Riskalla, FIRE MOUNTAIN|
|Ronald L. Ecker, THE BROWSER||Christophe Lourenço, MYSPACE LOVE|
|R. E. Ehrenreich, INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS||Travis Opgenorth, THE POACHER|
|Anthony Etherington, STRAIGHT LIFE – EPISODE 1||Chelsea Perrotty, IVY’S SEASONS|
|Ian Fletcher, COLONIALS||Dane Pizzuti Krogman, RIGGERS|
|Jeffrey Kent Gilchrist, EVERYTHING FOLLOWS FROM THIS||Elliott Riebman & Michael Gozzard, IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM|
|Richard Guimond, METACOMET||Ian Ryan & Joseph Loizzi, CLEMENTE|
|Andrew Hindle and Andy Conway, LITTLE ENGLAND or VILLAGE OF THE SCAMMED||Anthony Salamnon & Ronnie S. Riskalla, FIRE MOUNTAIN|
|Olga Holtz, A LABOUR OF LOVE||Math Saliva, THE SANDBOX|
|Bill Johnston, FAMILY REMAINS||Michael B. Snow, WE COME IN PEACE|
|Bruce E. Kalish, PARENTAL ADVISORY||Belinda Whitney, THE ARENA|
|Kevin Karp, ISOKON – PILOT||Aaron Yarber, AMERICAN MYTHS OF BLACK & WHITE|
|Winnie Khaw, DREAM REHEARSAL|
|Astrid Korten, ZEILENGÖTTER|
|Narcisa Kovacevic, PLUTO IN THE 7TH|
|Pascal Kulcsar, LE SAX|
|Charles William Lane, A WOMAN, UNTITLED|
|Jonathan LaPoma, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS|
|Travis Lemke, GAMERS|
|Christophe Lourenço, MYSPACE LOVE|
|Herschel Medlin and Dale Baker, TURN THE TABLES|
|Len Nannarone, LUDDITES – PILOT|
|Michael Neyland, LAST RIDE OF METRO 313|
|Travis Opgenorth, THE POACHER|
|Frank Julius Palumbo, THE ENOCHIAN WARS: ARMAGEDDON UNLEASHED|
|Chelsea Perrotty, IVY’S SEASONS|
|Dane Pizzuti Krogman, RIGGERS|
|Mahyar Rasi, FRACTION|
|Elliott Riebman & Michael Gozzard, IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM|
|James Ross, SON OF A SERIAL KILLER|
|Ian Ryan & Joseph Loizzi, CLEMENTE|
|Anthony Salamnon & Ronnie S. Riskalla, FIRE MOUNTAIN|
|Math Saliva, THE SANDBOX|
|Kevin Scott, LAST REQUEST|
|John Smith, IRON MAIDENS|
|Michael B. Snow, WE COME IN PEACE|
|Belinda Whitney, THE ARENA|
|Malcolm Wong, THE TRANSMUTANT|
|Aaron Yarber, AMERICAN MYTHS OF BLACK & WHITE|
|Dianna Zimmerman, DRONE WORLD|