The Los Angeles Screenwriting Competition is an annual screenplay contest focused purely on bringing excellent scripts into focus. We’ve made it our duty to build an opportunity that helps take talented writers into the industry in a way that specifically highlights the quality of the work and helps establish the connections needed to take that work to the next level.

Our showcase, network and awards are all focused on bringing value to independent screenwriters across the globe. We simply want to do our part in supporting the incredible community of writers in the world of independent film. And through our connection to the industry, our band of judges and our amazing partners: We’ve been able to build The Los Angeles Screenwriting Competition into the event we wished we had early on in our film careers.

The following awards will be presented at the festival:

-Best Feature Screenplay
-Best Short Screenplay
-Best Episodic Screenplay
-Best Character Writing
-Most Creative Screenplay

Each entry will receive x1 Pitch on Virtual Pitch Fest!
Winners from each category will receive x3 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest!!!

1. Scripts that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.

2. All submitted scripts must be in English.

3. International scripts are accepted.

4. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. ALL FEES ARE NON TRANSFERABLE AND NON REFUNDABLE.

5. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.

6. Festival has the right to use film posters or your photos on public social networks to promote your project and our festival.

Virtual Pitch Fest Info & Prize Rules:
- Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) is a platform for TV/Film professionals seeking scripts and writers to represent. With VPF, writers can submit written pitches to 500+ networks/studios, producers and agents with the assurance of a guaranteed response. For more information on VPF please visit their site:
- If one script has multiple authors, the VPF account is created and the prize is awarded only to the "Primary Entrant." The “Primary Entrant” is the person who fills out the submission.
- Multiple prizes will only be awarded to multiple entries/scripts, e.g. if 1 author enters multiple scripts and/or wins in multiple categories = entrant gets multiple prizes.

Overall Rating
  • Bryan Huynh

    Thank you for the nomination "I Drum To A Different Puzzle" as one of five "Most Creative Screenplay", An honor to be part of this awesome festival.

    September 2023
  • John Martins III

    My deep appreciation to festival directors Khaliel Abdelrahim, Nisa Ahmad, and the entire Los Angeles Screenwriting Competition team, for all of their hard work, and, for their honoring my screenplay, "The Fourth Psalm," as a top-6 nominee in the Best Feature Screenplay category. Thank you very much. Continued success in the years to come.

    September 2023
  • This is an excellent Competition. Communication is key and the communication with their entrants was always on time, informative, and professional. So many of the these festivals, competition take your money and you may hear from them once. LASC is the real deal. I will definitely enter again in the future.

    September 2023
  • Ronald Smith

    This was an excellent event, and I greatly enjoyed the live YouTube event. Met some great writers. I see big things for this event in the future.

    September 2023
  • Jim Norman

    Thank you for awarding my feature script "Nesselrode" an Honorable Mention. I've already submitted for next year's competition.

    September 2023