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Contests for science fiction screenwriters and filmmakers
In my search for tips and quotes for science fiction writing and filmmaking , I came across a couple of contests you might be interested in.
Screencraft 2016 Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest – “We’re thrilled to announce our 2016 Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest! Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic space saga, we want to read your film script. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi movies — from top companies including Warner Bros, Sony, Lionsgate and CAA! Don’t miss the industry’s #1 sci-fi feature screenplay contest.”
Early deadline is June 12, 2016.
“Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Fantasy, Cult, Experimental, Weird… Can your film make us Shiver?”
It’s not too late to enter your science fiction script or movie in the Shiver International Film Festival.
My Twitter search terms
@Novelicious Write a first draft as though you were thinking aloud, not carving a monument. Patricia T. O’Connor
@AdviceToWriters When you write – explode – fly apart – disintegrate! Then give time enough to think, cut, rework, and rewrite. Ray Bradbury
From The Writer Files podcast – from Kelton Reid’s interview with bestselling hybrid author Dean Wesley Smith (part 2) – “Dare to be bad.” Nina Kiriki Hoffman
@WrtrStat Sometimes it takes faith and courage to write badly. So that later on you can improve on your writing.
@luvyameenit You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. George Lucas
@DrewAvera I wrote some words today, yay!
@ReaderFaves The best time to start writing a book is when you have no time to spare. Cynthia Kraak
@Trey_Sativa Revise it then submit it! Thats my plan.
@Sally_Ann_Melia Why I write: Because kidnapping people and forcing them to act out your interesting make believe worlds is technically illegal.
@mediamitch Unless you’re a filmmaker. me
@FrankLuchs In 2014 more than 400 movies were made, more than 4000 scripts were optioned.
@Novelicious The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. Robert Stuberg
@WrtrStat Writing early in the morning or late at night when you are sleepy, may help you remove your inner rejection voices.
@screencrafting The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert Einstein
@Hillizard They key to the success of this series is to never, EVER, let the air out of the balloon – the battlestar Galactica lives in a perpetual state of crisis, one in which the Cylons can appear at any moment, and where terrorist bombs, murders, rebellions, accidents, and plagues are the unfortunate routines of day to day life. There are no … safe havens, nothing approaching the quiet normal existence they once knew. They are on the run for their very lives.
This series is about a chase.
Let the chase begin. Ronald D. Moore
@PJBraley All great sci-fi is: be careful what you wish for. Damon Lindelof
@AnnMateja I hope there’s enough science in my fiction and the right amount of fiction in my science.
@JennaAvery When baby toys come in handy for modeling space structures. 🙂
Tip @WavemStudios Plan your shot list to make the most of actors time and locations.
@crossbowfilms Passion, Patience, Perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker. Robert Wise
@crossbowfilms There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness. Frank Capra
@mediamitch Keep writing. Keep shooting. Keep learning. me