$10,000 John Hinde Award for sci-fi screenwriting opens for entries!

14 January, 2024

Calling all sci-fi screenwriters! The John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing is now open, celebrating the development and showcasing of sci-fi screenwriting for feature film, television, web series, audio and interactive media.

Funded by a bequest from the late Australian film critic John Hinde, the award offers $10,000 per year for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script submitted. 

This year, the produced category has been split to cover 2022 and 2023:
  • 2022 Category: $10,000 will be awarded to the best script of 2022  
  • 2023 Category: $10,000 will be awarded to the best script of 2023  

Entries close at 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday 7 February.

For more information, download the guidelines
To enter, head HERE

Please direct all enquiries about the John Hinde Award to [email protected].