SFC Optimistic Sci-Fi Writing Contest

About The Contest

The SFC (Space Faring Civilisation) Optimistic Sci-fi Script Writing Contest challenges you to write a wonderful story that not only tells a wonderful dramatic story but to also inspire us with your vision of an optimistic future. Optimistic Sci-Fi has been inspiring us since the dawn of science and science fiction. The bar being set high with the likes of Star Trek, Babylon 5 and now the Orville just to name a few. The challenge is for you to write the same type of stories, or explore new type of stories, in a short format that awes and inspires us. Make us laugh or cry, but more importantly gives us hope for a better future.

This is the first SFC short film script writing contest, and if it proves popular more will be run in the following years with the aim of evolving it to a short film festival. So every one is encouraged to give it a go, especially if you love optimistic Sci-Fi. Therefore by the end of this contest it is hoped that many of you will have a script ready for production, and are inspired to make more optimistic Sci-Fi. Winning the prize would definitely help, but it’s hoped through this exercise you create something awesome and be inspired to make the short film yourself or with a group. Main thing is to have a go.

Click the above button to submit your script. All submissions must be done via FilmFreeway which is free to join. There will be a small fee to submit your script to the contest, however submit early for even smaller fee. More details at FilmFreeway page.


Sumbissions open on 25th March 2019 and absolute final extremely late deadline is 8th August 2019, with early bird, regular, and late dedalines in between. Submission fees and due dates are on the film freeway submission page, press on the button above for more details. There are different fees at each deadline so get in early to save.

Announcement event & Date

At the end of the contest all the submissions will be judged and winner announced on 14th August 2019 via live stream at SFC youtube channel Winner will be contacted to arrange for delivery of prize. Feedbacks can be provided upon request.

Sponsored by Masoud Varjavandi t/a Unity Productions, creator of the SFC project.