New York International Screenplay Awards is an international screenplay competition for screenwriters who aspire to connect with the USA industry workers and explore the US markets.
NYISA winners will be connected to the US film industry by the valued Sponsors; InkTip Magazine, and Script Mailer. They’ll be registered for free at CreatersVault, and will receive free screenwriting courses from Script Reader Pro, Screenwriting Software Final Draft!, Script analysis, follow-up consultations, and an e-book by Uplift Script!…. And much more!
NYISA’s valued jury members are industry professionals such as Producers, Script Doctors, Directors, Actors, and Screenwriters. You can submit via FilmFreeway.
NYISA also offers the workshops “How to write An Award-winning Screenplay” and “Advanced Screenwriting Development Programs”.

Golden Package:
An InkTip prize package includes one InkTip script listing and one InkTip magazine listing, so winners can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s large network of producers and reps.
Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies that are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.
Final Draft Screenwriting Software, digital certificates for free! Final Draft 12 automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards allowing writers to focus on what they do best: writing. Final Draft is used by 95% of film, television, and multimedia productions to get from page to screen. With Final Draft 11, you can brainstorm, visualize, report, tag, collaborate, and customize your writing environment like never before. Limitless space to organize your ideas in a customizable, visual way. Plan set pieces, store character research, and much more. Limitless space to organize your ideas in a customizable, visual way. Plan set pieces, store character research, and much more. Collaborate simultaneously with your writing partners IN REAL TIME - around the corner - or around the world. Use your creative energy to focus on your story and characters — let Final Draft take care of the rest. (retail price $244.99)

12 years of free registration from the CreatorsVault. CreatorsVault.com is an online Intellectual Property Registry for Copyright Protection and archival system providing Writers and Creators time-archived third-party proof-of-creation of their written materials and other intellectual properties preparing to market in the Entertainment industry. Writers can register scripts, screenplays, manuscripts, or other creative properties for protective archival with term options of 12 years, 8 years, or 4 years. Creators Vault is a global service (Berne Convention). Additional features include options to register New Drafts of an original project and Renewal of projects about to expire at discounted rates. Protect your property before going to the market.

Online Screenwriting Course from the Script Reader Pro. (retail price $299)

Email blasts will be given to the 1050+ agents and producers via the Script Mailer!

Page-by-page script analysis for the Short Screenplay 1st Place Winner, TV Pilot 1st Place Winner, and the Feature Screenplay 1st Place Winner (one for each) will be provided by Uplift Script! The prize package also includes a half-hour follow-up phone call and an e-book, "Common Screenwriting Mistakes"

Silver Package:
An InkTip prize package includes one InkTip script listing and one InkTip magazine listing so winners can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s large network of producers and reps.
Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies that are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.

Final Draft Screenwriting Software, digital certificates for free! Final Draft 12 automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards allowing writers to focus on what they do best: writing. Final Draft is used by 95% of film, television, and multimedia productions to get from page to screen. With Final Draft 12, you can brainstorm, visualize, report, tag, collaborate, and customize your writing environment like never before. Limitless space to organize your ideas in a customizable, visual way. Plan set pieces, store character research, and much more. Limitless space to organize your ideas in a customizable, visual way. Plan set pieces, store character research, and much more. Collaborate simultaneously with your writing partners IN REAL TIME - around the corner - or around the world. Use your creative energy to focus on your story and characters — let Final Draft take care of the rest. (retail price $244.99)

Online Screenwriting course from Script Reader Pro. (retail price $299)

Email blasts will be given to the 1050+ agents and producers via the Script Mailer!

Detailed coverage for the prize winners will be provided by Uplift Script. The prize package also includes e-mail follow-up for three months and an e-book, "Common Screenwriting Mistakes"

8 years free registration from the CreatorsVault. CreatorsVault.com is an online Intellectual Property Registry for Copyright Protection and archival system providing Writers and Creators time-archived third-party proof-of-creation of their written materials and other intellectual properties preparing to market in the Entertainment industry. Writers can register scripts, screenplays, manuscripts, or other creative properties for protective archival with term options of 12 years, 8 years, or 4 years. Creators Vault is a global service (Berne Convention). Additional features include options to register New Drafts of an original project and Renewal of projects about to expire at discounted rates. Protect your property before going to the market.

Bronze Package:
An InkTip prize package includes one InkTip script listing and one InkTip magazine listing so winners can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s large network of producers and reps.
Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo

Online Screenwriting course from Script Reader Pro. (retail price $299)

Final Draft Screenwriting Software, digital certificates for free! Final Draft 12 automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards allowing writers to focus on what they do best: writing. Final Draft is used by 95% of film, television, and multimedia productions to get from page to screen. With Final Draft 11, you can brainstorm, visualize, report, tag, collaborate, and customize your writing environment like never before. Limitless space to organize your ideas in a customizable, visual way. Plan set pieces, store character research, and much more. Limitless space to organize your ideas in a customizable, visual way. Plan set pieces, store character research, and much more. Collaborate simultaneously with your writing partners IN REAL TIME - around the corner - or around the world. Use your creative energy to focus on your story and characters — let Final Draft take care of the rest. (retail price $244.99)

Email blasts will be given to the 1050+ agents and producers via the Script Mailer!

Detailed coverage for the prize winners will be provided
by Uplift Script. The prize package also includes e-mail follow-up for three months and an e-book, "Common Screenwriting Mistakes"

8 years of free registration from the CreatorsVault. CreatorsVault.com is an online Intellectual Property Registry for Copyright Protection and archival system providing Writers and Creators time-archived third-party proof-of-creation of their written materials and other intellectual properties preparing to market in the Entertainment industry. Writers can register scripts, screenplays, manuscripts, or other creative properties for protective archival with term options of 12 years, 8 years, or 4 years. Creators Vault is a global service (Berne Convention). Additional features include options to register New Drafts of an original project and Renewal of projects about to expire at discounted rates. Protect your property before going to the market.

Other Perks:
ALL THE FINALISTS;
ALL THE FINALISTS will have; Free Final Draft 12 – Screenwriting Software Certificates!, 4 years of free registration by CreatorsVault! Also, the finalists’ query letters will be sent to more than 1050 agents and producers via the Script Mailer! + You can use Uplift Script’s consulting services for your treatments free of charge. We will analyze, ideate, and provide suggestions on your treatments. The prize package also includes an e-book, “Common Screenwriting Mistakes”.

EVERYONE WHO ENTERS: You can use Uplift Script’s consulting services for your loglines free of charge and get feedback on your story. Please mention that you’re an NYISA participant.

All scripts must be submitted in English, formatted in 12-point courier font.
Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.
Judges and employees who work for the NYISA are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.
Screenplays written by up to four people may be entered in the contest. Only one entry fee is required for such entries. All writers' names should be listed on the online entry. All writers must authorize the submission of the entry. If a screenplay is written by multiple authors, prizes will be divided at the writers' discretion.
All entries must be uploaded in PDF format. (www.freepdfconcert.com)
Entrants to the NYISA retain all rights to their screenplays.
Entries must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline.
Once a script has been entered into the competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.
NYISA will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition.
By entering the NYISA, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
We do not accept hardcopy submissions by mail.
Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries may be adapted from the applicant's own work.
The decisions of the judges are final.
NYISA reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to event scheduling at our discretion.
Notification of winners and official finalists will be sent by email and posted on our website. It is the responsibility of the winners to redeem any prizes allotted to them by the NYISA or our sponsors. Applicants will be responsible for providing current contact information and mailing addresses for prize redemption purposes.
Feature screenplays must be between 41 and 150 pages in length. Absolutely no exceptions.
Short screenplays must be between 1 and 40 pages in length. Absolutely no exceptions. Please email us if you have a longer screenplay that you would like to submit.
There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
Under absolutely no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) be made. Screenplays will not be returned.

Screenplays submitted under a pen name will be immediately disqualified.
Screenplay titles cannot be changed upon resubmission under any circumstances.
To enter the NYISA, you must agree to its Terms and Conditions.

To protect your script, we strongly suggest you register your work with the Writers Guild of America, West (www.wga.org or call 323.782.4500), and the US Copyright Office (http://www.copyright.gov).

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  • Elias Plagianos

    Really well run competition. Wonderful supportive staff. Great prizes, and a really fun awards ceremony! I HIGHLY recommend submitting.

    July 2021
  • Alexandre Coelho

    An excellent festival. Honored to have been part of it with THE BOOK OF MEN.

    June 2021
  • I am immensely honored that my entries of two scripts made it to Semi-Finalist for “Searching for Michael” and Finalist for “Life Is But A Dream”. The prizes received are great and much appreciated! New York International Screenplay Awards is a wonderful and prestigious awards competition that is a must for all screenwriters to enter.

    June 2021
  • First year entering the NYISA. My co-writer and I were very pleased to make the semi-finalists with our feature script. Well organized and great communication. Thank you, NYISA ... Congrats to all the finalists and winners.

    June 2021
  • Eric Futterman

    This is by far the best festival I have entered in the last two years. Winning the Silver Prize gave me something no other win or final placement has; an opportunity to make contact and send out submissions to people who will read them.

    Also the communication and response was phenomenal from all angles.

    I'm grateful to this festival and plan on submitting another screenplay for this year's Festival.

    Bravo!

    May 2021