Digital Filmmaking Events presents the 3rd annual LAFS 3x3x3 Screenwriters Challenge.

Write an original narrative screenplay that meets the 3x3x3 requirements below by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022. Scripts must follow every requirement to be eligible to participate:

3 minimum characters

3 minimum scenes

3 required elements:

1. Action: Character avoids a falling object
2. Prop: a hook
3. Dialogue: “No, you have to turn it to the left.”

Scripts must be properly formatted using Final Draft or Celtx software. Scripts must begin with a title page and be between 4-7 pages (not counting the title page).

The 3x3x3 Screenwriters Challenge is exclusively for students enrolled in online degree programs at The Los Angeles Film School. All submissions must be from current, active students only. This challenge is not for alumni.

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive gift cards for B&H Photo, Video, and Pro Audio. Visit to check out their stuff. Don't forget that LAFS students can get special discounts from B&H through B&H EDU Advantage. Check out the TechKit Training Website for more info:

Script must meet the 3x3x3 content requirements listed above.
Script must be properly formatted using Final Draft or Celtx software and submitted as a PDF.
Script must begin with a title page and be between 4-7 pages (not counting the title page).
Script must be the original work of the submitter.
All participants must be current, active LAFS Online students.
Only one submission per student.


Overall Rating
  • PJ Rivera

    What a humbling experience to be chosen to participate but then to go on and win 2 categories in Best screenplay 2nd place and Best character development. Then to be honorably mentioned in another and nominated for others. A writer wanting this bad for his career couldn’t ask for a better start. Thank you to all.

    November 2022
  • Daniel Lopez

    Simply being selected for the showcase was an honor, let alone winning in the category of Best Story. It was a great experience seeing those who were selected for the showcase and hearing from the various filmmakers. Great opportunities to grow together in the industry!

    June 2022
  • It was such an exciting time being a part of this Student Showcase. The event gave me really good vibes that I will carry with me forever! Thanks!

    April 2022
  • I am truly honored to have my first award and selection at the DF student showcase event. It was an awesome virtual experience to get to share my first official short film “Pushing Up Orchids!” I have received many invitations from festivals all around the world since winning and sharing my award for the film. Thanks so much LAFS!

    June 2021