The Stargate Galactic International Screenwriting Contest prides itself on the birth of Sci-Fi in cinema, screenwriters have stretched our imaginations with stories from fantasy and sometimes just really, really odd Worlds, taking us on Trips to the Moon, Mars and thru-out supreme Galaxy's , following the adventures of Star Trek and Star wars , or frightening us with Alien and The Day the Earth Stood Still. With Pen in hand and on a blank page, anything is possible with the imagination , and really, what's more 'futuristic' than writing a screenplay for something you hope will get made into a T.V. Show? or Movie? someday? Even a short that you intend to shoot yourself is an unrealized opportunity in the writing stage. As part of its ongoing mission to promote Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror The Galactic International film festival has announced its first Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest to reward creativity in its earliest stages and encourage writers to keep working in all these wonderful genre's. The contest will run alongside the film component of the festival and will be included as part of our new phase of the StarGate Galactic International film festival . In addition to feature lenght Scripts we also include a category for shorts and TV Pilots for all three catagories of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror. With Awards for each.
Screenwriting and Judging Criteria
Scripts will be scored for ORIGINALITY, STYLE, STRUCTURE, FORMATTING, CHARACTER, DIALOGUE and overall WRITING SKILLS. Features, Shorts and Pilots should aim for a clear and unique premise, building fresh scenes, sequences and unpredictable but fully planted character revelations and plot twists. Never underestimate the power of a great ‘hook.’
The StarGate Galactic International film festival S.G.F.F. does not offer waivers under any circumstances. Our fees simply pay for the awards and the costs of running the contest (not Vebo). We understand the financial hardship of being a Struggling Screenwriter and costs of submitting to competitions and have kept our fees low in order to allow the most number of entires as possible. We hope you can find it in your budget to submit your screenplay.
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