is hosting a Diversity Initiative to bring attention to those groups who are underrepresented in Hollywood.

Our judging panel of Oscar and Emmy winning producers, writers, directors, and executives are looking to endorse the best diverse talent and bring them to literary representatives ASAP!

• 1-to-1 personal introduction to a literary manager.
• Media Publicity

• 1-to-1 personal introduction to a literary manager.
• Media Publicity

Material is accepted via electronic submission only.

There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.

Submitted scripts must be received by midnight of deadline dates and submission fee payment must accompany your material. All entry fees are non-refundable

All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).

Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.

If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the writer submitting the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money, with no direction from L.A. International Screenplay Awards administrators, staff, or judges.

Revisions, rewrites, addenda, or substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are accepted upon payment of a discounted administrative fee.

By using our service, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing and/or transmitting your submission file(s).

All copyright, ownership and derivative rights to the material submitted to L.A. International Screenplay Awards remains with the original rights holders and/or author.

All writers, without regard to age, gender, country of origin, native language, or sexual preference at least 18 years of age are eligible.

The material submitted must be in English.

All material submitted to other competitions or contests is eligible.

There are no limitations or restrictions as to date of authorship.

The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, any third party prior to entering the competition.

Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will be ineligible.

Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.

No limitations regarding title page content. Title and name of writer and contact information on cover page is recommended.

Adaptations of source material or other literary work must be properly referenced and credited.

Feature scripts that exceed 130 pages will be disqualified.

All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF digital file.

Overall Rating
  • Stan Slater

    I’m over joyed with LA screenplays diversity initiative looking forward to even better results next year

    June 2023
  • Thanks a lot for official selection of both my short script MELALEUCA and my full length screenplay ASIMETRICA.

    March 2023
  • I am happy that the organizers reversed their original decision to disqualify my project and selected it. Since my negative review of another festival spurred their original decision to disqualify me, I will leave it at making that part of the experience public.

    February 2023
  • Cynthia De Cecco

    What a great opportunity to have my screenplay, "Of All Time" read by such prestigious judges. Thank you for the official selection!

    February 2023
  • Good communication for this rigorous contest.
    My screenplay"Revenge of The Christ" was an official selection.

    February 2023