THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY'S PREMIER SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
The 2020 FALL 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 Fall 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
  • Thank you for selecting my horror/thriller screenplay "Lake Hart" and my LGBT drama "Acceptance", and than you for all the nice words you had about my projects. Your reviews helped me find the flaws in my drafts and the problem-solving approach opened my eyes on potential solutions. Invaluable!!

    November 2020
  • Great communication, and follow through. Really happy to have been a semi-finalist, and made the cut. Really impressed.

    November 2020
  • Elizabeth Player

    Great. Communication was great and I actually got placed as a quarter finalist, which, for my first screenplay was brilliant.

    November 2020
  • This is one of the first screenplay competitions I've submitted to and my impressions are very positive. Excellent communication, excellent value for the notes... Every writer knows that writing is rewriting and we fare much better when we have deadlines. So thank you for the detailed analysis, for giving me a deadline to strive for, and for selecting "Beach_Fly" as a Quarter-Finalist! The journey... has now begun.

    November 2020
  • Carol Younghusband

    Delighted that my short script - Charlie's Freedom - is a finalist in the fab LA International Screenplay Awards 2020. Great value and quality.

    November 2020