Lincs: Write an alternate ending to a blockbuster film and get the chance to win £2,000 prize money

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Do you think you could come up with a better ending to your favourite film?

A nationwide competition is searching for the UK’s most inventive and creative film fans to take on Hollywood and come up with an alternate ending to a movie classic for a chance to win £2,000.

If you ever thought you could do a Scorsese, Lucas or Spielberg better, then this competition is for you. All The Alties needs is for you put pen to paper and submit 750 words, either as prose or scripted dialogue.

There are five categories to enter, best comedy or rom-com, best action or adventure, best fantasy, sci-fi or horror, best family or animation and best drama or thriller.

Entries will be judged by jury panel of three acclaimed industry experts, Manchester Metropolitan University’s senior Lecturer of Film Studies Andy Moor, Film and Theatre Critic Kevin Bourke and script writer Martin Paul Roche.

The judges will award the winning entry with a £2,000 prize fund to be invested as the winner desires, be it a cutting edge home cinema, an adventure to fire your creative juices or a pilgrimage to the heart of film, Hollywood, it’s completely up to you.

Two runners-up will receive £250 and The Alties will also be awarding two further entries from each category a box set to the value of £30.

Judge Kevin Bourke believes everyone has got an alternate ending tucked away waiting to be unleashed.

He said: “Every film has twists and turns right up to the end, that’s why we love them so much. Imagining a different twist than the one you see on screen is something everyone has done in the cinema.”

Visit www.cartridgesave.co.uk/thealties for more informatiom and hints and tips for the judges.

The closing date for entries is Friday, September 4.