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ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

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8306 Wilshire Blvd #622
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
3104971813 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: Cameron Cubbison, Mr.

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Objective

We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest! Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic fantasy saga, we want to read your feature film script. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi movies — from top companies including 20th Century Fox, Sony and Lionsgate! Don’t miss the industry’s #1 sci-fi & fantasy feature screenplay contest.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 03/30/2017

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Notification: Winners will announced by May 30th, 2017

Rules

Please see website for rules.

Awards

Finalists will be read by our industry jury: Jonathan Wu Development Executive at 20th Century Fox, the studio behind AVATAR, X-MEN, ANOTHER EARTH, RISE OF THE PANET OF THE APES, PROMETHEUS, PREDATORS and more! Steven Douglas-Craig Executive Assistant at Sony Pictures, the studio behind PASSENGERS, GHOST BUSTERS, MEN IN BLACK, RESIDENT EVIL and SPIDER-MAN. Meredith Wieck Development Executive at Lionsgate, the studio behind TWILIGHT, HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT. Plus, the Grand Prize winner will take home $2,000 cash, meet with literary agents and managers, and get great software.

ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

Contact

8306 Wilshire Blvd #622
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
3104971813 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: Cameron Cubbison, Mr.

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

Contact

8306 Wilshire Blvd #622
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
3104971813 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: Cameron Cubbison, Mr.

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Screencraft Names Sci-Fi Winners

Out of more than 700 submissions, No Man’s Land by Michelle Davidson and Jeffrey Field has been selected as the winner of the inaugural ScreenCraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition. No Man’s Land is a grounded, emotional and character-driven sci-fi feature set in a future when boys have been driven nearly to extinction because of their genetic disposition to mature into lethal monsters. The story centers on a spunky teenage outcast who forges a secret relationship with the one person who understands her – a boy on the brink of his transformation.

Gaia by Autumn Stapleton-Laskey has been deemed the runner-up. It also deftly balances concept and character-driven pathos. Unfolding in a near-future world where human clones are grown in gardens to provide organs for non-clone citizens, it centers on a non-sentient being whose existence becomes threatened when she unexpectedly becomes sentient.

There is often a danger when working in sci-fi to let imagination and scale run beyond feasibility and to emphasize concept at the expense of engaging characterization and grounded emotional conflict. These winning screenplays and finalists all succeed in balancing imagination and concept exploration with human drama and clear arcs.

The following imaginative screenplays were selected as the competition finalists:

  • Mind Mirror by Matt Eskandari & Mike Hultquist
  • Eurydice #5 by Christopher Runyon
  • Zoe Jones: Spectral Drifter by April Rouveyrol
  • Surface by Frank Edward Kelly
  • Area 51 by Dylan Brann
  • Oliver Clark & The Future Unknown by Nick Sheperd and Toni Wynne
  • Residual by The Brothers Lynch
  • Black Ice Below by Peter Fraser


In addition to the ScreenCraft team, the judges included: Jeannette Francis, development executive at Universal-based Bluegrass Films and Warner Bros. shingle Atomic Monster; Alden Dalia, development executive at Sony Pictures; and Fred Specktor, legendary talent and literary agent at CAA whose clients include Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irons, Dan Aykroyd, John-Henry Butterworth (writer: Edge of Tomorrow), Stephen Hopkins (Predator 2, Lost in Space) and many more.

Grand prize winners Davidson and Field will receive a $2,000 cash prize and hand-picked industry consultations, while Stapleton-Laskey will receive $500 and a phone call with a literary manager. The top 5 finalists will receive feedback and a lifetime license to use WriterDuet Pro real-time collaborative screenwriting software. The semifinalists, meanwhile, will all receive a 50% discount to WriterDuet Pro.

Updated: 11/05/2015
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ScreenCraft SciFi Screenplay Contest

Contact

8306 Wilshire Blvd #622
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
3104971813 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: Cameron Cubbison, Mr.

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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