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Winter 2018 Screenwriting Competition

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We are delighted to announce the winners of our Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest.

 

Another contest complete, another group of winners revealed. We’ve seen the growth and improvement in many writers who have submitted – something that is reflected by the results! Thank you to all of you who entered for making our jobs of judging the scripts enjoyable.

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our script consultancies to find out why your script placed where it did. Our top 3 now get those for free for the next year!

Here’s what our Top 3 win…

  • Cash prize of $2000 for our Grand Prize Winner
  • 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 HERE.
  • Plus, exclusive prizes from InkTip – an InkTip Script Listing and the winning scripts’ loglines will be featured in InkTip’s Magazine, read by thousands of writers and producers.

CONGRATULATIONS to SLAVE SHIP by Tyler True for winning the Winter 2018 Screenwriting Competition!

A great win for Tyler for this excellent script about harrowing history and inspirational change. Tyler now takes home those wonderful prizes listed above. But we must also congratulate…

Second Placed Winner, CHARMER by David Kurtz – David has improved on his Third Placed finish in our Summer contest and was so close to taking home the main prize! Good job, David!

Third Placed Winner, INSURRECTION by Simon Bowler. Another win for Simon following on from his “Best Teleplay” win – another script that has continued to improve over multiple submissions!

And, of course, a special congrats to our Honorable Mentions: NEW REALITY by Carolyn Kras, MAGIC MAN by Dee Donavan, THE CRAWL-UP by Gabriell DeBear Paye, VALENTYNE by Dashiell Finley, THE DAWN OF EVE by James Bingham, A Shadow in Space by Bryan Reilly, and THE FOURTH COURIER by TIimothy Jay Smith.

A very well done to everyone named here and the many other impressive scripts we read this time round. It’s been a tough field to choose from! See the results in full below.

We’ll be telling you all about our winners in the coming weeks, and getting their script development phase underway.

Head to our Facebook page and our Twitter feed to congratulate our top three winners and Honorable Mentions yourself!

Here are the Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions…

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
SLAVE SHIP by Tyler True
SECOND PLACETHIRD PLACE
CHARMER by David KurtzINSURRECTION, Simon Bowler
HONORABLE MENTIONS
NEW REALITY by Carolyn KrasMAGIC MAN by Norma HickoxTHE CRAWL-UP by Gabriell DeBear Paye
VALENTYNE by Dashiell FinleyTHE DAWN OF EVE by James BinghamA Shadow in Space by Bryan Reilly
THE FOURTH COURIER by Timothy Jay Smith

Here are the Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest Semi-Finalists…

Semi-Finalists
THE DAWN OF EVE, James BinghamTO DIE IN TAJOUTE, Virginia BolaINSURRECTION, Simon Bowler
THE OUTSKIRTS OF PARADISE, Montgomery BurtWHEN THE WHITE DOVE SPEAKS, Al CaseVALENTYNE, Dashiell Finley
ENDANGERED SPECIES, Mark FloodSHAKESPEARE OF AVON, James HansonMAGIC MAN, Norma Hickox
BLACK SHEEP, John HunterWHEN WE FALL BEHIND, Dan HutchinsonNEW REALITY, Carolyn Kras
CHARMER, David KurtzTHE LOCKSMITH, Jeffrey MoralesBAD DOG, Phil Olsen
THE CRAWL UP, Gabriell DeBear PayeA SHADOW IN SPACE, Bryan ReillySAVIOR, Bo Sanders
STAR BLUE SOLDIER, Donahue SilviaTHE FOURTH COURIER, Timothy Jay SmithTHE FIRSTBORN, William Smith
SLAVE SHIP, Tyler TrueLAST PRINCE OF WALES, Ethan WestgateCOLD FOOTED, Tanya M. Wheeler
THE REALM, Tanya M. WheelerLEGACY OF THE GODS, Tim Wong

 

Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest Quarter-Finalists…

Quarter-Finalists
STRANDED, Christopher AndreSTEVE DEUCE, Justin AndreasBUSHIDO BASEBALL, Charles R. Astone
MEGABALL$, Marc BaronTHE DAWN OF EVE, James BinghamTO DIE IN TAJOUTE, Virginia Bola
INSURRECTION, Simon BowlerTHE OUTSKIRTS OF PARADISE, Montgomery BurtWHEN THE WHITE DOVE SPEAKS, Al Case
ADIONA, Ian CauserDEAD MAN’S HEAD, Ronald EckerICE CREAM DON’T MELT IN ENGLEWOOD, Richard Ehrenreich
VALENTYNE, Dashiell FinleyENDANGERED SPECIES, Mark FloodTHE OATH, Axel Gerand
SHAKESPEARE OF AVON, James HansonMAGIC MAN, Norma HickoxBLACK SHEEP, John Hunter
WHEN WE FALL BEHIND, Dan HutchinsonBOMMY!, Boim HwangA SECOND CHANCE, Manny Jimenez Sr.
MATANZAS, Piotr KaszubaNEW REALITY, Carolyn KrasCHARMER, David Kurtz
TALK THERAPY, Thomas MooreTHE LOCKSMITH, Jeffrey MoralesPROJECT ΩMEGA, P. James Norris
BAD DOG, Phil OlsenTREE HOUSE, Chris OssmanFINDING ATLANTIS, Katherine Panzella
AMERICAN REBEL, Sydney ParranTHE CRAWL UP, Gabriell DeBear PayeGATEKEEPERS TO THE STARS, Thelma Pickett
A SHADOW IN SPACE, Bryan Reilly2020AD, Mike RogersSAVIOR, Jerome Sanders
STAR BLUE SOLDIER, Donahue SilviaTHE FOURTH COURIER, Timothy Jay SmithTHE FIRSTBORN, William Smith
TIMBER, Patricia Stevens, Marian Mathews ClarkCUL DE SAC, Charles StockSOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, Charles Stock
SLAVE SHIP, Tyler TrueTHE VENUS SYNDROME, Lynee VincentnathanLAST PRINCE OF WALES, Ethan Westgate
COLD FOOTED, Tanya M. WheelerTHE REALM, Tanya M. WheelerISOLATION, Brian Whiteman
LEGACY OF THE GODS, Tim WongDISRUPTED, Meredith WoodAMERICAN MYTHS OF BLACK & WHITE, Aaron Yarber
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