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 10 monetary awards & 10 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 – $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 – $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.

For the information about the International Screenwriting Competition, please visit or Contact:

Overall Rating
  • This was the most confusing festival. It looks like everyone becomes a semi-finalist. I sent an email to attend one of their events as a semi-finalist and received no response. I'm not even sure if the even was real but it was listed. I honestly can't tell what's going on with this competition. But it's $20 so, I guess go ahead. Others seem to have very positive experiences.

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Levi,

    Thank you for taking the time to review our Festival. Upon checking, I can confirm that we did send you an email with information about the other semifinals and detailed explanations about our Festival procedures. We always recommend that potential applicants read through our rules and regulations before applying to our festival. You can find this information on the first page of FilmFreeway, at the bottom, where it clearly states that our festival is an Online Festival. We are proud of the prestige associated with our festival, and we take great care to respond to our festival friends in a timely and professional manner. For the past three years, we have hosted our event exclusively online, and we explained this in the email we sent to you. We apologize if you did not receive the email, as sometimes our correspondence can be sent to junk or spam folders. We hope that in the future, we can communicate better with you and provide you with a more seamless experience.

    Thank you again for your interest in our Festival.

    Best regards,
    ISC Team

  • Joffre Silva

    I highly recommend the festival. My experience was quite positive, great communication and transparency.

    February 2023
  • Great communication. Replied to my enquiries pretty quickly. It’s focus is purely (as the name would suggest) on the international stage. Great contest to be a part of and I was happy to have become a semi-finalist.

    February 2023
  • Thank you for naming my script, Blood Splattered Pearls a semi0finalist in the International Screenwriting Competition. I am extremely excited and grateful.

    January 2023
  • Delighted to find my two scripts - MELALEUCA (a finalist) & A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (quarter finalist) judged as such in this festival. Profuse thanks to the jury and organizers.

    January 2023