Other Worlds Austin—dedicated to fostering and promoting creativity in Science Fiction at every stage of development—is proud to announce that its annual SciFi Screenwriting Contest is now open and accepting submissions. The contest runs concurrently with the film program, and will award prizes for the top feature, short or teleplay.
"What was amazing about every single script,” says Reid Lansford, Programmer and Director of Registration, “was the sheer scope of imagination and wonder in each one. If these are even just a small sample of the future of SciFi screenwriting, we're in for a bright future."
From the birth of cinema, screenwriters have stretched our imaginations with stories from Other Worlds, taking us on A TRIP TO THE MOON, following the adventures of FLASH GORDON, or frightening us with THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. On the page, anything is possible, and really, what's more 'future' than writing a screenplay for something you hope will get made someday? Even a short that you intend to shoot yourself is an unrealized opportunity in the writing stage.