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The last WriteMovies competition of 2019 – our 20th anniversary year – is over. It’s been a fantastic contest, with amazing scripts at every stage – but in the end, there can only be one victor. And today is the day that we announce the winner!

What is it that separates our winner from the rest? How do we make that decision? We’ve given our hints and tips in the past, but here’s a quick guide for all you screenwriters as you hone your craft…

  • Come up with a concept that we haven’t seen before. Your script needs a unique selling point that will make people sit up and take notice!
  • Grab us in the first ten pages. These are the most important pages of your script, your chance to make a good impression; make sure you don’t have a weak opening.
  • Get us invested in your characters before hitting us with the action. We need a reason to care about the things that are happening – and that means we need to care about the people those things are happening to!
  • Make sure you understand the basics before trying anything more complicated. The true masters of the craft know the fundamentals inside and out, and often the best scripts are the ones that implement do the simplest things well.

These are all things we’re looking for when judging – and the things that guided us when making our decision this time around as we picked… the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest winner!

 

Winner

MONGER,

David Axe

2nd Place 3rd Place

THE PINCH,

James Raynor

HAVENWOOD,

Jai Brandon

 

 

Honorable Mentions
GHOSTED, WITH LOVE,
Bob Canning
BREAKING POINT,
Christina Ward
ROCK’N’BISCUIT,
Craig Miller
THE PAPER ROUTE,
Danny Howell
MINDSET,
Edward Smythe
HOLLYWOOD WOMAN,
Jesse Lopez
CODE.7390,
Johnny Gilligan
SUNSHINE STATE: DUENDE,
Kai Thorup
WHEN NIGHT AWAKENS,
Ken Paiva

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