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Pitch us a movie

Whether you want to explore the world through fantastical thought experiments or delve into the day-to-day business of real science, we’re offering you the chance to develop your best screenplay idea in the company of a hand-picked crew of writing professionals. 

Send us an “elevator pitch” describing your film idea in no more than 250 words. Multi-award-winning science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will pick the six best entries we receive by Wednesday 14 January 2015. 

Five runners-up will win Flicker: Your brain on movies, an insightful new book in which psychologist Jeffrey Zacks describes what happens in your brain when the lights go out in the cinema and the movie begins.

Our first prize is an invitation (by Skype or in person) into New Scientist’s first ever “writing room”, to discuss, develop and hone your winning idea into a film pitch.

We will announce our competition winners on 31 January 2015. 

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