WriteMovies Contest #23 Results

WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition #23

CONTEST WINNER: TIMOTHY JAY SMITH – MAN OF MYSTERY

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Raised crisscrossing America pulling a small green trailer behind the family car, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. En route, he’s found the characters that people his work. Polish cops and Greek fisherman, mercenaries and arms dealers, child prostitutes and wannabe terrorists, Indian Chiefs and Indian tailors: he’s hung with them all in an unparalleled international career that’s seen him smuggle banned plays from behind the Iron Curtain, maneuver through war zones and Occupied Territories, represent the U.S. at the highest levels of foreign governments, and stowaway aboard a ‘devil’s barge’ for a three-days crossing from Cape Verde that landed him in an African jail.

If life were a sport, Tim’s life would qualify as an extreme one, yet he’s managed most of it by working with people in personal, even intimate, settings. His professional life took him from the White House corridors to America’s harshest neighborhoods, from palace dinners to slum pickings, and these experiences explain the unique breadth and sensibility of his work.

Tim continues to collect stories while he triangulates his time between Paris, Miami’s South Beach and Greece – and visiting one or two more exotic locales each year. He brings the same energy to his writing that he brought to a distinguished career, and as a result, he’s won top honors for his screenplays, stageplays and novels in numerous prestigious competitions; among them, contests sponsored by the American Screenwriters Association, WriteMovies, Houston WorldFest, Rhode Island International Film Festival, and the Hollywood Screenwriting Institute. His first novel won the 2008 Paris Prize for Fiction and his first stageplay, which went on to a successful NYC production, won the very prestigious Stanley Drama Award.

SECOND PLACE: JEFFREY FIELD

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JeffreyFieldJeffrey Field is a screenwriter, journalist and film aficionado living in the Kansas City area. He wrote his first screenplay after a challenge from a friend and hasn’t stopped since. He’s thrilled about his second-place finish for HOOSIER DADDY, a comedy about a young man’s challenging mission to win over his girlfriend’s basketball-mad father.

Jeffrey has completed six feature screenplays, including MOURNING PEOPLE, UNDELIVERED and THE BIG DAMN DEAL, and is making progress on another feature and an epic novel he hopes to finish this year. He has also written and produced countless television news and feature stories. He says his journalism degree from the University of Missouri and his TV news career have made him a better storyteller and taught him to thrive under inflexible deadlines. He wrote a sketch comedy show in second grade, made an eight-part “Twin Peaks” parody in college and was once fired after telling his boss his dream job was to write film and television scripts.

Third Place

Tasinaje, Samuel: LES DESSOUS DES CARTES

Honorable Mention

Manteuffel, Peter: AUFTRITT HOCHSPRINGERIN
Schwab, Roland: SCHATTENSPIELER
Jay, Jeffrey: STEALING HOME

WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition #23

We received 1000 screenplays, books, plays, short stories and articles from the following countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Belgium, India, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Italy, Greece, Nigeria, Georgia, Mexico, Japan, South Africa and The Cameroon.

The overall standard was very high, hence the large number of writers we found to be eligible for the final rounds.

If you do not find your name on this list, it does not mean that you are a “bad” writer. We sincerely believe that anyone who sacrifices, nights, weekends and often a lot more, to the dream of becoming a writer, is deserving of respect.

We hope that those who did not make it will stay in touch with us. We have enjoyed our myriad of email exchanges and are working hard at making this site more relevant to your careers. Don’t forget that many of our writers got their careers going by using our consulting service:https://writemovies.com/consulting-text/

With thanks and best wishes to you all,

The WriteMovies.com team.


Résultats De Concours No: 23

WriteMovies.com, concours international pour la promotion des auteurs à Hollywood.

Nous avons reçu 1000 scénarios, livres, pièces de théâtre, nouvelles, et articles des pays suivants: Les Etats-Unis, le Canada, le Royaume-Uni, l’Irlande, l’Australie, la Nouvelle Zélande, l’Allemagne, la France, la Belgique, l’Inde, la Suisse, l’Autriche, la Russie, l’Italie, la Géorgie, le Mexique, le Japon, l’Afrique du Sud et le Cameroun.

La standard était très élevé, par conséquent le grand nombre d’auteurs que nous avons admis à la ronde finale. Si vous ne trouvez pas votre nom sur cette liste, ça ne signifie pas que vous êtes un auteur ” sans talents “. Nous croyons sincèrement que tous ceux qui sacrifient, les nuits, week-ends et souvent beaucoup plus, au rêve de devenir un auteur, mérite du respect.

Nous avons décidé contre beaucoup d’oeuvres compétents pour une variété de raisons. Certains ne convenaient pas à une interpretation cinématographique. D’autres étaient conceptuellement inappropriées, où nous fournissaient une idée pour un film de l’année dernière.

Il n’y a rien de plus triste qu’une ” mauvaise idée ” brillamment exécutée, (à moins que ce soit une bonne idée mal exécutée). Mais dans toute honnêteté, les étagères de la plupart des scénaristes de Hollywood sont garnies de ces derniers.

Nous espérons que ceux qui ont été éliminés, resteront dans le contact avec nous. Nous avons apprécié notre myriade d’échanges d’email et travaillons dur à rendre ce site plus approprié à vos carrières.

Avec tous nos remerciements et nos meilleurs voeux à vous tous.

Cordialement,

Le Team WriteMovies.com


WriteMovies.com: Der internationale Schriftstellerwettbewerb: 23

Wir empfingen 1000 Drehbücher, Bücher, Theaterstücke, Kurzgeschichten und Artikel von den folgenden Ländern: USA, Kanada, Großbritannien, Irland, Australien, Neuseeland, Deutschland, Frankreich, Belgien, Indien, von der Schweiz, Österreich, Rußland, Italien, Georgien, Mexiko, Japan, Südafrika und dem Cameroon.

Der gesamte Standard war sehr hoch, darum die grosse Anzahl von Autoren, die für die abschließende Runde ausgewählt wurden.

Wenn Sie nicht Ihren Namen auf dieser Liste finden, bedeutet es nicht, daß Sie ein ” unbegabter ” Schriftsteller sind. Wir glauben aufrichtig, daß jeder, der Nächte, Wochenende und häufig viel mehr, für den Traum Schrifsteller zu werden aufopferte, Respekt verdient hat.

Aus dieversen Gründen entschieden wir uns gegen viele gute Arbeiten. Einige waren nicht für die Filmproduktion geeignet, andere behandelten ungeeignete Themen oder solche die bereits im vergangenen Jahr gedreht wurden.

Wir hoffen, daß diejenigen, die dieses Mal ausscheiden mit uns in Kontakt bleiben. Wir haben unsere vielen Emailaustausche genossen und arbeiten hart daran diese Site nützlicher für Ihre Karriere zu gestalten.

Mit Dank und freundlichen Grüssen,

Das WriteMovies.com Team.

Semi-Finalists Finalists
(to be announced January 4th)
Scholomite George / Lynne AFTER THE WALRUS Sonnekus Neil ANA TSOTSI TSOTSI
Warren S. Marie ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT Gill Doris B. BIRTHDAYS
Sonnekus Neil AMATSOTSI TSOTSI Aston Peter BORDERLINE
Del Negro Anthony CLINTON ROAD Smith Timothy COOPER’S WAR
Gill Doris B. BIRTHDAYS Silver Elizabeth DIRTY WARS
Aston Peter BORDERLINE Kendig Katherine FILM-COLORED GLASSES
Smith Timothy COOPER’S WAR Tomagosevic Mario GOTTES ROULETTE
Gilbank David CULL Snoad Peter GUIDED TOUR
Pollack Benjamin DEAD AFTER TOMORROW Manteuffel Peter HOCHSPRINGERIN
Dancet Elisabeth DESTINIES Field Jeffrey HOOSIER DADDY
Silver Elizabeth DIRTY WARS Tasinaje Samuel LE DESSOUS DES CARTES
Toy Norman DISCS (TV Original) Marie-France Voulot LI-MA’DJNE ET RA-SPOU’DJN LE ROUGE
Kendig Katherine FILM-COLORED GLASSES Kremer Justin MCCARTHY
Workley Megan and Timothy FIRE ESCAPE: THE ARSONIST OF BAY CITY Weissman Steve MR. JOE PRESIDENT
Factor Robert GIVING HEAD Scott Lisa NATURAL ASSASIN
Silva Kevin GOD I WISH YOU WERE HERE Taylor Jeff PAPY PAYNE
Snoad Peter GUIDED TOUR Finio Matthew PATERNITY LEAVE
Field Jeffrey HOOSIER DADDY J.D. Corinis QUEST FOR TROY
Goodwin Chase JACK THE RIPPER Hurst Sarah REINCARNATION
Burdick Curtis & Scott JONATHAN CAROUSELS Green Deb RIGHT OF INHERITENCE
Tak Himkar KID CAN DREAM Winzer Mark RIPPLES
Crosby Peter Arlen / Natasha LAMB OF PERSIA Schwab Roland SCHATTENSPIELER
Austin Greg LAST HAVEN Jay Jeffrey STEALING HOME
Chan Russel LOVE ON WHEELS Smiley Rhonda TEA & HEROIN
Parolini W.J. LOVE RESCUE ME Thomas-Medwid Rachel THE JOPPA FLAT
Kremer Justin MCCARTHY Belinkie Matthew THE OFFICE: CUSTOMER DRIVE
Weissman Steve MR. JOE PRESIDENT Adcox John THE STAR IN THE EAST
Hillard Jeff T. MUM GOES TO MARS Guimond Richard THE WINERY
Scott Lisa NATURAL ASSASIN Vincie Arthur THE WITCHES ROAD
Friend Dane NEPHILIM SEQUENCE Porter Leslie Jean TRISTAN & ISSEULT
Gill Doris B. NEW MOON Nielson Wendell WOLF’S BANE
Finio Matthew PATERNITY LEAVE
Mitri Charles PHONEY BALONEY
J.D. Corinis QUEST FOR TROY
Hurst Sarah REINCARNATION
Green Deb RIGHT OF INHERITENCE
Winzer Mark RIPPLES
Bengivenga Mike SAVING SANTORO’S
Gonzales J. Draven SHUT UP & TWIRL
Jay Jeffrey STEALING HOME
Hillard Jeff TAINTED LOVE
Smiley Rhonda TEA & HEROIN
Vaughan Dave THE AVON MAN
Sarracco Anthony THE BIG BAD WOLF
Guimond Richard THE WINERY
Fickas Scott THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER
Thomas-Medwid Rachel THE JOPPA FLAT
Zelaya Oscar THE JOURNAL
Chase Christopher THE LONG KISS GOODBYE
Belinkie Matthew THE OFFICE: CUSTOMER DRIVE
Miller William THE OVERSEER
Gray Mel THE REUNION
Warder Robin THE SEVEN DEADLY VIRTUES
Adcox John THE STAR IN THE EAST
Davidson Michelle THE VIEWER
Goodwin Chase THE WEAPON THAT ENDS ALL WAR
Vincie Arthur THE WITCHES ROAD
Thomas Kalil THROUGH THE SHADOW OF DEATH
Porter Leslie Jean TRISTAN & ISSEULT
Nielson Wendell WOLF’S BANE
Séguéla Olivier ZITKALA WASTÉ