Chicago Script Award is a screenplay festival that presents the best screenwriters in the world. We are looking for screenplays that we offer as a product to the world's independent film directors, producers, film investors and film productions.

Our festival combines productions that are looking for suitable scripts for their future projects. We also connect music creators and creators of music videos.

FilmFreeway has ranked our competition, the Chicago Script Awards, among the TOP5 THE MOST POPULAR SCREENWRITING COMPETITION in Chicago. 

Short/Feature Review Pro Analysis - Standard contest submission + up to 3 pages of major Hollywood studio-style coverage with a 10-point professional analysis of character, conflict, marketability, dialogue, emotional investment, theme/premise, pacing, structure/plot, tone, and concept.

The reviewer has been at the forefront of competitions such as Nicholl Fellowship and the Austin Film Festival in 2019. He has written more than 10 feature films in a variety of genres - from drama, comedy, horror, to fantasy.

The Best Project of the Year is nominated for the Golden Art Film Academy, which redistributes $ 5,000.00 in prizes.

Golden Art Film Academy - winnings for the year 2022:
✍️ Short Script – 500,00 USD
✍️ Feature Script – 1.000,00 USD


✍️ Best Super Short Script (under 10 pages)
✍️ Best Short Script (under 40 pages)
✍️ Best Feature Script
✍️ Best Television Script – Pilot
✍️ Best First Time Screenwriter (Short)
✍️ Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)
✍️ Best Screenplay for Music Video
✍️ Best Drama Screenplay
✍️ Best Comedy Screenplay
✍️ Best Horror Screenplay
✍️ Best Thriller Screenplay
✍️ Best LGBTQ Screenplay
✍️ Best Female Screenwriter
✍️ Best Scifi Screenplay
✍️ Best Young Screenwriter (under 25)
✍️ Best Chicago Screenplay
✍️ Best American Screenplay
✍️ Best Foreign Screenplay

Each winner will receive a digital diploma + special official laurels

1. All scripts must be in English.
2. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
5. Scripts that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.
6. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
7. Organizers have the right to use film posters or your photos on public social networks to promote your project and our festival.

Overall Rating
  • Pepe García Gilling

    It was exciting to be featured as official selection, I wish the festival all the best of success and definitely will be submitting again.

    April 2022
  • Robert Craig

    This a great festival. We were happy to be a part of this with our screenplay submission. We were especially happy to win an award for our screenplay. Go Go Film Festival! Thanks for a great experience.

    April 2022
  • A great honour my screenplay, 'You better watch out, you better not die' was selected from such a competitive field. Many thanks.

    April 2022
  • Wonderful festival! Looking forward to next year!

    April 2022
  • I was delighted to hear that my feature-length screenplay «Not in This Town» was selected for the festival. Thanks!!

    April 2022