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
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
  • Andrea Perno

    A great competition. I loved that this screenplay competition was science-based. I look forward to entering more scripts in the future.

    January 2024
  • Geneva International is professionally-run and has great communication and organization. I'm extremely honored that my script, Sandstorm, was recognized as a Finalist by the festival! Keep up your fantastic work!

    January 2024
  • Eric Sollars

    The Geneva International Screenplay Festival was highly professional. It provided great feedback. I will enter again.

    January 2024
  • It is an honor to be rated from the heart of science.

    January 2024
  • 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