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 Writing 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 April 29, 2022!

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!

• $1,000 CASH
• Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Commemorative Rewards Certificate
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with a producer, literary agent, or literary manager.
• Media Publicity

$500 CASH
• Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Commemorative Rewards Certificate
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with a producer, literary agent, or literary manager.
• Media Publicity

$250 CASH
• Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Commemorative Rewards Certificate
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with a producer, literary agent, or literary manager.
• 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: 140 pages or under
• Short Film Scripts: 30 pages or under
• TV Pilots: 75 pages or under
• All written or verbal coverage, critique, criticism, or analysis of submitted material is provided subjectively based upon objective standards as they are applied to the writing submitted and under consideration.
• No warranties are expressed or implied as to the utility, value, or accuracy of statements written or spoken by our reader-analysts with regard to material submitted to us by writers, customers, or contest entrants.
• Comments provided by judges, readers, administrators, or other writers are based upon personal opinion only and do not reflect the opinions of management; management assumes no responsibility the academic, creative, professional, economic, or emotional impact or consequences of the opinions we provide.
• Submitting writers agree to hold harmless against claims of any and every kind, each and every employee, independent contractor, reader, analyst, system administrator, or officers of the company in perpetuity.
• By entering this contest or any others with which The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards (LAISA) is affiliated, you agree to receive email marketing messages and updates relative to this contest and any affiliated sources and providers from us. You may opt out/unsubscribe from those messages and marketing protocols at any time simply by letting us know at
• Material submitted to the competition is solely at the risk of the individual registering, entering, or offering written material for scoring, analysis, judgment, or commentary.
• Once submitted material has been read, reviewed, analyzed, critiqued, scored, or commented upon by agents, employees, representatives, or management of the company, no refund of entry fee will be made.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you, Film Freeway and Los Angeles International Screenplay awards, this is number 14 awards so far, getting the Truth out there thank you

    May 2022
  • This Festival was the first to recognize my screenplay 'Femme Fatale in Stiletto Heels' and give it a "SEMI-FINALIST". The script is now in the Top 14% on Coverfly and is "In Consideration" on a script posting site. BIG Thank you to LA International Screenplay Awards. Great notes, too!!

    May 2022
  • What an honor it is to be a part of a Gold Standard, long running festival! Thanks for the recognition and exposure!

    May 2022
  • Todd McGee

    The feedback received was really good and gave me several concrete tips to improve the screenplay. It was very detailed and showed the reader had really taken it seriously.

    May 2022
  • Robert Ward

    I was thrilled to reach the Semifinals at the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards recently with my drama feature "Flat Pennies" and my horror feature "The Funny Farm." Both screenplays have taken a lot work to craft, both filled with innumerable plants and payoffs, with some quite subtle. I was impressed with the competition's readers, as both my entered scripts are complex storylines with very dark themes and subject matter. I felt like their readers truly "got" what I was trying to say, what I was trying to convey, and trying to accomplish through an emotional response in the reader. It's so refreshing when a competition understands dark reads. I will definitely be entering this competition in the future with revised versions, along with new, screenplays in the future.

    May 2022