THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY'S PREMIER SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
The 2021 WINTER SEASON SCREENPLAY 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 Winter 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 February 18th!

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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • I found them to be very open in their communication and feedback. I was thrilled to have my TV pilot selected as a 'finalist.' I do wish there was some distinction on the laurels and the FF status for honors rather than only a generic 'selected' status. But overall, I recommend this competition and will enter it again with future projects.

    February 2021
  • Roberto Junqueira

    Hospitality and Networking received no avaliation since I didn't go to the festival, and at least until now networking hasn't occurred.
    I was very glad that my script was read by someone who was extremely capable of evaluating it, which allowed me to be a semifinalist.

    February 2021
  • Jennifer Phillips

    I am so honored that the prestigious judges chose my TV Pilot as a semi-finalist. The team was communicative which is appreciated as we're all excitedly waiting for results and feedback!!

    February 2021
  • I am honored to be selected by the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, a first-class, top-drawer, outstanding, premier competition. Thank you so very much!!!

    February 2021
  • Great fest. Communicative. Responsive. Was so pleased to have my work recognized by these guys. Thank you!!

    February 2021