GISFSA is a science related and Sci-Fi screenplay contest based out of Geneva, Switzerland, sponsored by the local production company, Turbulence Films, and CineGlobe the film festival of the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research).

Our roots in scientific research and connections makes GISFSA the premiere science and sci-fi screenplay contest. We connect winners with the most reputable scientists in the world, who regularly advise on sci-fi pictures.

When submitting a screenplay, all content is analyzed through our sponsors at Scriptmatix, the industry's leading content evaluation technology company.

For Screenplay Contests:
CONTEST ENTRIES receive analytics on their screenplay's execution across multiple categories.
ENTRIES + ANALYSIS receive full analytics and evaluative write-ups.

1-to-1 personal consultation with a producer.
Feedback from a scientist working at CERN
A full data-driven analysis from Scriptmatix​
Publication Spotlighting Talent

- Material is accepted via electronic submission PDF file 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 as scripts are immediately put into analysis.
- 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.
- Revisions, rewrites, addenda, or substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are accepted within 48 hours of initial submission only.
- By using our service, you authorize us to use any secure 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 Geneva Science in Fiction International Screenplay Awards remain with the original rights holders and/or author.
- The winners of the competition agree to include on the final credits of the film, the logo of the Geneva International Science in Fiction Screenplay Award as a development partner.

Overall Rating
  • Michael Nardelli

    I had a great expereince with GISFSA recently after winning Best Feature Screenplay. The festival was well organized and my contact, Luc, was very helpful and supportive. The two meetings they set on my behalf were incredibly useful and informative.

    November 2022
  • Norm Fassbender

    Your reader's notes are genuinely appreciated. Their conscientious investment of time and skill offered us an excellent analysis of our script. All the suggestions were well-reasoned, detailed and precise, and above all, actionable. Thanks.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Norm,
    Our goal is to help the screenwriter with feedbacks on their writing, about the science elements in their screenplays and to connect them with professional in the film industry.
    We hope to read more of your story;)
    GISFSA Team

  • Contest results still hasn't posted in the website after more than one week from the Event Date

    July 2022
  • Thank you very much for Selecting my screenplay "Femme Fatale in Stiletto Heels" and giving my screenplay "Devil's Ride" a Quarter-Finalist" award. Please see my IMDb Profile at "Pamela Price, (V), Writer, Animation Dept., Composer".

    July 2022
  • Dawn Greenfield Ireland

    So happy to be a finalist with my script The Far Corner. This script has been a finalist in six other script competitions.

    July 2022