The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood (travel permitting) to meet one-on-one with our incredible panel of judges whose company and client credits include "STRANGER THINGS", "THE WITCHER", BIRDBOX, (Netflix), "DOOM PATROL" (HBOMax), ARRIVAL (Paramount), AVATAR (Fox), THOR (MCU/Disney), GREEN HORNET (Sony), GREEN LANTERN, DARK SHADOWS (Warner Bros.)and more!

ALL Finalists will have exposure to these judges, & both their titles & loglines will be featured in our Industry LookBook (sent to over 500 executives & professionals who work directly with Stage 32)! Previous Stage 32 finalists have had their projects optioned &/or been signed because of their inclusion in our LookBooks!

If there is anything that audiences are most in need of right now, it’s pure escapist entertainment. So, trust us when we say that two of the most sought after genres in Film and Television right now are Sci-Fi and Fantasy! Nearly every streaming service, production company, and studio is looking for an original Sci-Fi or Fantasy concept. Netflix has gone on the record to say they want their version of the STAR WARS and HARRY POTTER franchises. Universal is rebooting THE GREEN HORNET & KATO and Warner Bros is rebooting the "DARK SHADOWS" franchise - both with Amasia Entertainment (who are close collaborators and dear friends of Stage 32). Warner Bros. and HBOMax continues develop properties from the DC Universe. And of course, Disney+ continues to expand worlds with "THE MANDALORIAN" from STAR WARS and "WANDAVISION" from the MCU.

Production companies, managers, and agents are looking for writers working with Fantasy and Sci-Fi ideas. And Stage 32 is ready to answer the call. We’re once again looking to shine a light on the most talented undiscovered writers. Our panel of judges are not only experts in the field of understanding Sci-Fi and Fantasy writing, but are on the hunt for new writers and material.

Stage 32 is proud to announce our 5th Annual Fantasy and Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest!

What are we looking for? Well, everything! Remember there are endless sub-genres of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. From small budget contained, to mid-range worlds, to blockbuster new realms, we want your best. We want you to build worlds, travel galaxies, discover civilizations, fight dragons, embark on quests, vanquish enemies, and above all entertain and inspire. And for the first time ever we are opening up this competition to Television writers as well as Feature writers. That's right! We will be accepting Sci-Fi or Fantasy Features AND Television Pilots!

Stage 32 is your key to exclusive access & unprecedented opportunity.

“Winning [the 3rd Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest] feels like a game changer. Stage 32 bought me a week in LA, flown out on their dime, for a week of meetings with reps and producers. These are real industry people. Stage32 becomes like your manager in a way. They prep you before. They follow up with them after. They are the bridge and they go over and above! I had my first official meeting not even 2 hours off the freakin’ plane." - Bill Poore, Winner, 3rd Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest

"Stage 32 stayed involved, set me up with new meetings, introduced me to a producer who is interested in optioning...Stage 32 kept in contact long after they had any obligation to. They kept passing [my script] AVALANCHE around, championing it on my behalf. This led to a meeting with First Friday Entertainment, who were sent the script, read, and loved. Both parties felt the vibe and they are now my representation." - Eric Jeske, Winner, Stage 32 Screenwriting Contest

"I suddenly had people with real industry knowledge and connections in my corner. Not only did Jason Mirch help prep me for all the meetings they were setting up for me, but he helped me create an entire pitch deck (and helped me realize that I actually want to get this show made, not just use it as a writing sample)." - Jenny Rauch, Winner, Stage 32 Screenwriting Contest

Perhaps the great time traveling scientist Doc Brown said it best: “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” Sci-Fi and Fantasy revolve around limitless possibility, and they’re defined by how boundless and magical and utterly fantastical the pieces are. These are the stories that show us direct routes for escape from the world that we know into worlds beyond our wildest imagination.

This year we are welcoming another all-star panel of judges from leading companies specializing in Sci-Fi and Fantasy, including Circle of Confusion, Netflix, Art/Work Entertainment, Disrupting Influence, Alta Global Media, and Osowik Management!

Who are the Judges?

Our panel of judges are not only experts in the field of understanding Sci-Fi and Fantasy writing, but are on the hunt for new writers and material. The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to LA (travel permitting) and meet with judges and mentors including:

Steven Adams, Producer & Founder, Alta Global Media (previous credits include AVATAR (Fox), THOR (Disney), GREEN HORNET (Sony), GREEN LANTERN, DARK SHADOWS)

Karim Lahkani, Creative Executive International Original Film, Netflix ("STRANGER THINGS", "THE WITCHER", BIRDBOX)

Dallaslyn Lamb, Literary Manager, Art/Work Entertainment (client credits include ARRIVAL, BIRDBOX, "COWBOY BEBOP", "SHADOW & BONE")

Ewan Dunbar, Head of Development, Sales, Acquisitions, Disrupting Influence (previous credits include WORLD WAR Z, "UNTITLED NETFLIX SCI-FI SERIES")

Charlie Osowik, Literary Manager, Osowik Management (client credits include "DOOM PATROL")

Katie Abbot, Literary Manager, Circle of Confusion (company & client credits include "THE WALKING DEAD", KRAMPUS, X-MEN; FIRST CLASS, "12 MONKEYS")

ALL FINALISTS will be in a Stage 32 Look Book which includes their script title, logline & bio mailed to over 500 industry executives including, managers, agents, producers, development executives, and financiers! Stage 32 Look Books are respected throughout the industry and have helped secure dozens meetings and which have led to writer success with companies like Verve, Good Fear, 3 Arts, APA, Echo Lake, Amazon, UTA, CAA, WME, First Friday, Pathfinder, The Cartel, Art/Work and many, many more.

Stage 32 Gets Results!

Stage 32 screenwriting and television writing competitions have springboarded over TWENTY screenwriting careers! All of these writers have either been signed, optioned, or are now working screenwriters in the industry.

The Grand Prize Winner

The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood and sent on private one-on-one meetings with the panel of industry mentors from companies including:

Alta Global Media (previous credits include AVATAR (Fox), THOR (Disney), GREEN HORNET (Sony), GREEN LANTERN, DARK SHADOWS)
International Original Film, Netflix ("STRANGER THINGS", "THE WITCHER", BIRDBOX)
Art/Work Entertainment (client credits include ARRIVAL, BIRDBOX, "COWBOY BEBOP", "SHADOW & BONE")
Disrupting Influence (previous credits include WORLD WAR Z, "UNTITLED NETFLIX SCI-FI SERIES")
Osowik Management (client credits include "DOOM PATROL")
Circle of Confusion (company & client credits include "THE WALKING DEAD", KRAMPUS, X-MEN; FIRST CLASS, "12 MONKEYS")
In addition, Stage 32's executive team will send your screenplay title, logline, writer bio & script synopsis to over 500 development executives, producers, managers & agents who work with Stage 32. If an executive requests the script or a meeting, we will facilitate the delivery.

If you reach the Finals, you still get massive exposure to decision makers!

ALL FINALISTS will be in a Stage 32 Look Book which includes their script title, logline & bio mailed to over 500 industry executives including, managers, agents, producers, development executives, and financiers! Stage 32 Look Books are some of the most sought after talent resources for the industry and have helped secure meetings with places like Verve, Good Fear, 3 Arts, APA, Echo Lake, Amazon, UTA, CAA, WME, First Friday, Pathfinder, The Cartel, Art/Work and many, many more.

Contest Rules
ENTRANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Void where prohibited by law.

This Stage 32 Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.

Entrant agrees to Stage32.com terms and conditions.

This Stage 32 Contest is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.

All quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, finalists and winners are subjectively determined by our judges.

There is no limit to the number of screenplays an Entrant can enter. The same screenplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.

Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

No waivers are available for this contest.

SCREENPLAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.

The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

Screenplay may contain the Entrant's name and contact information.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document. Submissions with and without title pages are accepted.

Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights. Neither Stage 32 nor its judges investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.

ENTRANT RULES

Void where prohibited by law.

This Stage 32 Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.

Entrant agrees to Stage32.com terms and conditions.

This Stage 32 Contest is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.

All quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, finalists and winners are subjectively determined by our judges.

There is no limit to the number of screenplays an Entrant can enter. The same screenplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.

Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online. You will be asked to upload the pdf of your screenplay after you hit the payment button on your confirmation page.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

No waivers are available for this contest.

SCREENPLAY RULES

Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.

The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document. Submissions with and without title pages are accepted.

Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights. Neither Stage 32 nor its judges investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.

By submitting the material, the Entrant herby agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Stage 32 LLC, Black and Blue LLC, it's employees, directors, representatives, and affiliates from any liability, claims, and damages in connection with the submission and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

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  • Danny Weiss

    Thank you, Oregon International Film Awards for your winning support and honoring our hard work. We appreciate your attention and friendly team of professionals who encourage our projects and above all the motivation that inspires success! We look forward to submitting our next screenplay. Thanks again, for your time and thoughtfulness.

    November 2018
  • Danielle Erlich

    Thank you to Amanda, the judges, and everyone at Stage 32 for picking my screenplay "LUANA" as one of their Top 10 Fantasy & Sci-fi Screenplays! This contest is definitely not one to miss! They have different competitions for different genres, and the prizes are incredible! Don't miss this contest!

    October 2018