THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY'S PREMIER SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
The 2020 SPRING SEASON COMPETITION

In the spirit of the new Season, the Industry Professionals at The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards are looking for three new writers to introduce to the Hollywood Film & Television Community.

Celebrate the Spring Season by entering the only accredited 90-day competition where every single word of your script is read and evaluated by working producers, writers, directors, and executives.

All results announced July 30th!

The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards is the motion picture industry's PREMIER screenplay competition, featuring a panel of judges who are each established Hollywood pros focused on discovering, promoting, and producing the works of new writing talent.

This year's judges include Producer Stuart Benjamin (Ray, Mortal Thoughts), Marla White (Development Executive at Sony), Screenwriter/showrunner Bob McCullough (Star Trek, Soldier of Fortune), Screen and TV writer Ron Friedman (Transformers, G.I. Joe), Series creator Michael Sloan (The Equalizer, Kung Fu), Director Jerry London (Hawaii Five-0, Shogun), Writer-Producer Garner Simmons (Poltergeist, The Last Samurai), Writer-consultant Suzanne Herrera (Zorro, Falcon Crest), and many more!

Our team has been instrumental in helping writers sign with major talent agencies (CAA, WME, ICM, et al), and has sold original material to major Hollywood studios, including Universal, ​Paramount, Fox, and Warner Bros.

The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards is dedicated to the cultivation, mentorship, and employment of talented up-and-coming screen and television writers. Winners not only win a cash and development deal, but they will also be identified and promoted as ready to present to major Hollywood agents, producers, and studios.

So if you're serious about your writing... so are we. And if your work is a standout... we want to read it!

FEATURE SCREENPLAY
• $1,000 CASH
• Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Trophy
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with our Judging Panel.
• Media Publicity

TV SCRIPT
$500 CASH
• Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Trophy
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with our Judging Panel.
• Media Publicity

SHORT SCREENPLAY
$250 CASH
• Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Trophy
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with our Judging Panel.
• Media Publicity

All writers of submitted material must be 18 years of age or older
• Entries must be in English
• Submissions via PDF file only
• Resubmits/changes incur additional fee
• Produced/optioned or otherwise encumbered scripts are ineligible
• All submitted materials must be the original work of the author(s)
• Adaptations of prior works must give source material credit
• Entrants need not reside in the U.S.
• Decisions of judges are final as per industry criteria​
• All material should be in standard screenplay format, set in 12-point Courier font.
• Pages should be numbered.
• Full-Length Feature Scripts: 130 pages or under
• Short Film Scripts: 30 pages or under
• TV Pilots: 75 pages or under

Overall Rating
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  • Stefan Lofgren

    Great contest with even greater analysis. After calming down 1 or 2 days after reading the analysis, I realized that they were right and I started to rewriting the script. My good script turned out to be much better. Thanks a lot to the professionals at LA Screenplay awards.

    February 2020
  • Excellent experience, great communication. Everyone behind the scenes did a fantastic job! Thank you all!!

    January 2020
  • Maria Lennon

    The Competition went smooth and every deadline was kept. I am amazed by the communication and excellence of the program. However, I could not rate hospitality, since I didn't attend the festival. Perhaps I'll be able to be there in person in the future.

    January 2020
  • Excellent experience and attention to the project. Very helpful and excellent communication throughout the entire process. Great festival and the best part of all is they are listed on IMDB so you can add the win, honorable mention, or nomination (selection) to your personal and film IMDB page. Definitely on my list of regular festivals I will be submitting to :)
    The film I'm doing this review for was "The Psychic" for Best Short Script and was selected as a quarter finalist. So this is not a paid review lol
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11398584 (proof the film exists)

    January 2020
  • I truly enjoyed this festival! I felt like my story was truly read beginning to end and I'm very grateful for an amazing experience. It's very hard to find a honest and genuine contest in this climate, but I felt very comfortable with this one. I'm looking forward to 2020!

    January 2020