THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY'S PREMIER SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
The 2020 SUMMER 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 Summer 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

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  • Charles F. Copeland

    Great, awesome experience, a wonderful moment!

    May 2020
  • Luis Colon

    It's a great competition. Happy to have my action/comedy feature script "The Mix-Up" selected as a Quarter-Finalist. Thanks for allowing me to participate. I will definitely submit any future work.

    May 2020
  • Dublin Wahlberg

    Excellent festival if you feel your script ready for some tough competition. My short script Here Comes the Sun usually hits people hard and finished as a semi-finalist. I’d recommend paying for the feedback on this one.

    Will definitely enter this one again.
    Highly recommend.

    May 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dublin--
    Thanks for the feedback. It's good to hear that our efforts are appreciated, as we work very hard to provide the best script analysis (far above and beyond what others lamely provide as "coverage") you can find anywhere. The bottom line: we want to see talented writers SUCCEED. (That's why our winning scripts now go out to major agencies, including CAA)

  • Tom Thorpe

    It was an honor to participate in this festival. Thank you Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards. It was exciting to be a part of the festival and thank you for honoring Lost Planet as a finalist feature script.

    May 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Tom--
    Thanks for the kind words. You wrote a great script that the judges scored highly. Competition in the last contest was remarkably stiff, so being a named Finalist is no small thing!

  • Very challenging competition, great experience.

    May 2020