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Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Fall 2021
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Active Since 2008
The Fall Competition is now open for submissions, with the Senior Judging Panel eager to discover 2021's hottest new writers!
Accepting Features, TV Pilots and Shorts
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Final Deadline is 1 week from now


The new season has begun and the established Hollywood Industry Professionals at The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards are looking to identify 3 new emerging talents to introduce to the Hollywood Film & Television Community.

Kickstart your newest screenplay by entering the only 5-Star accredited competition where every single word of your script is read and evaluated by working producers, writers, directors, and executives.

Enter now for the best discount pricing!

Winners announced January 24, 2022!

Prices & Deadlines

Dec 9th
Feature Entry
TV Entry
Short Entry
Feature Entry + Pro Analysis
Feature Entry + Advanced Studio Analysis
TV Entry + Pro Analysis
TV Entry + Advanced Studio Analysis
Short Entry + Pro Analysis
Short Entry + Advanced Studio Analysis


The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards was created by seasoned Hollywood professionals with over a century of collective experience working with major studios, networks, and digital streaming channels.
They have worked with the biggest names in the film and television industry, and they bring that expertise to the assessment of every script entered in their competition. This season's prizes include: 

Feature Screenplay -- $1,000 Cash Prize
TV Screenplay -- $500 Cash Prize
Short Screenplay -- $250 Cash Prize

In addition to cash prizes, Winners also receive:
  • Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Commemorative Rewards Certificate
  • 1-to-1 personal consultation with a producer, literary agent, or literary manager.
  • Media Publicity 
  • The industry's most complete and professional script analysis.

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  • Material is accepted via electronic submission only.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Submitted scripts must be received by midnight of deadline dates and submission fee payment must accompany your material. All entry fees are non-refundable
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.
  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the writer submitting the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money, with no direction from L.A. International Screenplay Awards administrators, staff, or judges.
  • Revisions, rewrites, addenda, or substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are accepted upon payment of a discounted administrative fee.
  • By using our service, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing and/or transmitting your submission file(s).
  • All copyright, ownership and derivative rights to the material submitted to L.A. International Screenplay Awards remains with the original rights holders and/or author.
  • All writers, without regard to age, gender, country of origin, native language, or sexual preference at least 18 years of age are eligible.
  • The material submitted must be in English.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests is eligible.
  • There are no limitations or restrictions as to date of authorship.
  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, any third party prior to entering the competition.
  • Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will be ineligible.
  • Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.
  • No limitations regarding title page content. Title and name of writer and contact information on cover page is recommended.
  • Adaptations of source material or other literary work must be properly referenced and credited.
  • All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF digital file.
  •  All writers of submitted material must be 18 years of age or older
  •  Entries must be in English
  •  Submissions via PDF file only
  •  Resubmits/changes incur additional fee
  •  Produced/optioned or otherwise encumbered scripts are ineligible
  • All submitted materials must be the original work of the author(s)
  • Adaptations of prior works must give source material credit
  • Entrants need not reside in the U.S.
  • Decisions of judges are final as per industry criteria​
  • All material should be in standard screenplay format, set in 12-point Courier font.
  • Pages should be numbered.
  • Full-Length Feature Scripts: 140 pages or under
  • Short Film Scripts: 30 pages or under
  • TV Pilots: 75 pages or under
  •  All written or verbal coverage, critique, criticism, or analysis of submitted material is provided subjectively based upon objective standards as they are applied to the writing submitted and under consideration. 
  • No warranties are expressed or implied as to the utility, value, or accuracy of statements written or spoken by our reader-analysts with regard to material submitted to us by writers, customers, or contest entrants.
  • Comments provided by judges, readers, administrators, or other writers are based upon personal opinion only and do not reflect the opinions of management; management assumes no responsibility the academic, creative, professional, economic, or emotional impact or consequences of the opinions we provide. 
  • Submitting writers agree to hold harmless against claims of any and every kind, each and every employee, independent contractor, reader, analyst, system administrator, or officers of the company in perpetuity. 
  • Material submitted to the competition is solely at the risk of the individual registering, entering, or offering written material for scoring, analysis, judgment, or commentary.
  • Once submitted material has been read, reviewed, analyzed, critiqued, scored, or commented upon by agents, employees, representatives, or management of the company, no refund of entry fee will be made.
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