International Screenwriting Competition is a project organized by Nil Production Corporate, and is a part of International Filmmaker Festival of New York (IFFNY), held in NYC from 2012.
ISC will give out 12 monetary awards & 12 award certificates (non-monetary) to encourage screenwriters around the world.
This contest is about getting your work in front of the film industry.
Winning the contest can open doors with studios, producers, and agencies.

Feature Film:
-Feature Film – $6,000.00
-Feature Film – $5,000.00
-Feature Film – $4,000.00
-Feature Film – $3,000.00
-Feature Film – $2,000.00
-Feature Film – $1,000.00

-Short Film – $5,000.00
-Short Film – $4,000.00
-Short Film – $3,000.00
-Short Film – $2,000.00
-Short Film – $1,000.00
-Short Film – $500.00

All screenwriters can apply with their script of feature film & short film.
All Scripts submitted must be:
-Short: minimum 3 pages.
-Feature: minimum 50 pages.
All Scripts must be in English.
All applicants must submit a poster or image to represent their script.
Applicants may submit more than one Script in any chosen category.
All submissions must be accompanied by the appropriate submission fee PER ENTRY.
Scripts must be the original work of the applicant.
Each script must be original, unproduced, and not an adaptation or translation of an existing work.
If a submission involves two or more writers as applicants, the monetary prize and any reimbursements will be divided equally among them and only one Typewriter Award will be provided.

Once an entry payment has been received we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed by an entrant for any reason, the entrant may be subject to any transaction fees or similar amounts incurred by ISC in connection with the dispute.
No revisions or missing pages will be accepted once an entry has been received.
Awards are based solely on the overall merit of entries.
Judges reserve the right not to grant an award.
Online submissions will receive automatically a confirmation email.
We strongly suggest that applicants copyright their materials.
Scripts must be in PDF format.

ISC has no obligation to any party-other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information- identities of readers or judges; notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted material; and details regarding the submission review, selection process or payouts information.

Winners receiving cash prizes are solely responsible for payment of all applicable local, state, and federal taxes.

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Overall Rating
  • Ibër Deari

    The International Screenwriting Competition is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring screenwriters to showcase their talent and potentially launch their careers. The competition is well-organized and the team behind it is incredibly supportive and dedicated to helping writers succeed. The judging process is fair and the feedback provided is extremely valuable for improving one's craft. Participating in this competition has been a truly enriching experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to take their screenwriting to the next level.

    January 2023
  • I was surfing through the open competitions in filmfreeway, which is still open, and the notification date is close to the end of Dec 2022 or Jan 2023.

    I stumbled upon International Screenwriting Competition. I submitted two of my Screenplay, "The Combat Of The Most Intriguing Mind', and "A Skirt That Bleeds," a day before the last date of the submission.

    Then the waiting game began. While waiting for the results, I got busy with one of my new ideas. I was working on the theme and premise and started preparing the outline on 31st Dec 2022. I was so immersed in it that I didn't even realize the results were out.

    Then For some reason, when I opened my email around the early morning of 1st Jan 2023, it shocked me. Because I always think I still need to learn a lot more to stand out in a competition, and I never felt any screenplays would ever progress beyond the quarter-finals. I only do it to understand the reader's nerves and figure out how much I lag.

    But for the first time, both of my screenplays progressed beyond the quarter-finals. One Screenplay, "A Skirt That Bleeds," journey ends in the Semi-Finals, and the other one, "The Combat Of The Most Intriguing Mind," goes till finals.

    So, I would like to thank International Screenwriting Competition for qualifying me and my Screenplay for the semi-finals and finals. It certainly makes me feel as if I have leveled up, but at the same time, I know that I still need to cover lots of ground.

    I am all chin up for ISC 9th Edition for 2024 and will continue participating in all of ISC's upcoming screenwriting competitions.

    January 2023
  • Naomi Lisner

    A festival I plan to enter in again and highly recommend. Only suggestion is to add the festival to IMDb, its there in sci-fi section only.

    January 2023
  • Great festival, caring and communicative!

    January 2023
  • Anthony Miller

    Thanks again for considering my script as a finalist in your festival. It is an inspiration for me to continue writing.

    January 2023