12th International Screenplay Competition - ISC@JIFF (Mind to Audience)
at 17th Jaipur International Film Festival-JIFF 2025
17 - 21 January 2025

The ISC Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global connectivity between Screenwriters, Filmmakers, Producers and Innovators.

Our goal is to discover new exciting screenwriting talent from around the world. Top finalists will get their scripts read by industry professionals.

Top finalists will get their scripts read by industry professionals.

Ex. Chairman for Writer's Meet and Screenplay Festival / Competition
Mr. Anjum Rajabali, Noted Film Writer, India

For more about Mr. Anjum Rajabali: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anjum_Rajabali

In each category there will be top 3 awards. (top 3 winner/s).


- Features Film (Fiction)
- Documentary Features Film (Non Fiction)
- Shorts Film (Fiction)
- Documentary Short Film (Non Fiction)
- Television Features & Shorts including TV Shows and Serials (TV)


Rules & Regulations:

1. One person can submit maximum 2 entries. For features: page limit (paper size A4, with one enter space & font (any font) size-12) 2-250 & for Shorts: page limit (A4, with one enter space, font (any font) size-12) 2-80 .

2. Screenplay other than language Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu, Sanskrit, French, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi it should be dubbed or translated in Hindi or English.

3. All entries should be produced/written/recorded after 1st January 2021 are eligible for the competition.

4. Entries will be accepted till final deadline only.

5. In each category there will be top 3 awards. (top 3 winner/s)

6. All selected entry will get participation certificate.

7. After submitting the entry JIFF will not return any submitted material.

8. If in any category JIFF will receive less than 5 submissions, in that condition there will be no competition.

9. The script/screenplay/story should be your fundamental composition (मौलिक रचना). Your entry to any misinformation will be cancelled automatically.

10. Result will be announced during the closing ceremony or after the festival, if entries will be received more than expectation.

Rule No:- 17. Prize and certificate will be awarded to the director/writer (s) or producer(s) of the film/script. For any duties, fees and charges accrued from the transporting of the trophy, will be covered by the recipient, not the Festival organisers.

Rule No:- 18. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. (Cost of certificate production and courier charges will cover the submitter or Director or producer)

I / we have to read the rules carefully and I / we agree with them.


Overall Rating
  • Saurabh Jain

    WORST SCREENPLAY COMPETITION. A COMPLETE SCAM. I have give one star to everything because it doesn't allow to rate lower than this. They don't even bother to respond to mails or calls. They don't even communicate properly to the participants. Also, they don't stick to the rules. DON"T WASTER YOUR MONEY.

    March 2024
    Response from festival:

    Mr. Saurabh Jain JIFF family has responded to all your emails. The certificate has been sent to you. We move forward on the right path in dialogue. If you still have problems, write. Personal problems are not a part of our communication. Thanks for joining us. श्री सौरभ जैन जिफ परिवार ने आपकी सभी ईमेलस का जवाब दिया है. प्रमाण पत्र आपको भेज दिया है. हम संवाद में सही रास्ते से आगे बढ़ते हैं. फिर भी परेशानी हैं तो लिखें. व्यक्तिगत परेशानियां हमारे संवाद का हिस्सा नहीं है. हमसे जुड़ने के लिए शुक्रिया.

  • Dale Melgaard

    Excellent organization and communication. Highly recommend submitting your work to this festival.

    March 2024
  • Javid Banday

    A good experience overall. Got our script selected but it couldn't make to the next level. There's always next time. Thanks JIFF for giving us opportunity to submit our work.

    February 2023
  • Excellent festival. Glad to be nominated as one of the finalists in the feature screenplay category with my project 'The Curtain.' Great exposure. The communication is beyond expectation.

    January 2023
  • The International Screenplay Competition-ISC@JIFF has been a wonderful experience in so many ways as an artist/scriptwriter.
    And it is such a great honor that you selected both my 1) TV Pilot - Dancing with Spies and 2) feature script - Actor Master Showman. I am sure... along with many others that participated, that our international stories of hope will surely bind us in understanding and remembering our shared common love of humanity and this wonderful planet.

    Your support to all is a joy to experience.

    Francis Billingsley. USA

    January 2022