The New York City International Screenplay Awards is the most reputable and respected screenplay contest in the Big Apple. What sets us apart is that EVERY SCRIPT SUBMITTED RECEIVES WRITTEN FEEDBACK as part of the entry fee.

Our staff is dedicated to awarding the best screenwriting talent and there is no better way to guarantee your script is given a fair shot than to prove that each and every script is read and reviewed on an even playing field.

We look forward to reading your material!

Best Feature Script - $2,500
Best TV Pilot - $1,500
Best Short Script - $1,000

Each and every winner gets a phone introduction to a literary manager and development consultant!

- Writers of all ages 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.
- Material must be submitted in PDF format.
- All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
- Feature scripts that exceed 130 pages will be disqualified.
- TV scripts that exceed 75 pages will be disqualified.
- Short scripts that exceed 30 pages will be disqualified.
- Past winners are not eligible to submit.
- There is no limit to the amount of entries one may submit.
- Resubmissions are accepted.

Overall Rating
  • Steeven Sampassa

    Great to find out my shorts script New Age was selected to the festival and thank you for the great feedback and looking at my potential as a writer. Great experience.

    December 2019
  • Chi Hsiu Chen

    I'm very delighted with the results. The Rock And Roll Dream has been selected in 2019-Fall Quarter-Finalists. I believe that girl power can change the world.

    I wish this holiday season you would receive Love, peace and joy for the whole year. Merry Christmas!

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Chi! Happy holidays and big hugs from everyone here!

  • I am very proud to have my urban drama, Sucre, place as a selection in the NYC International Screenplay Awards 2019. Their feedback and notes were priceless to me and I am honored. Great communication and definitely a worthy entry. I'll be back with more of my work.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Brooklyn! We loved the script. So happy you enjoyed the season with us :)

  • Aaronn Castro

    Excellent feedback and communication. I will definitely be entering this festival in the future

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for positive vibes, Aaron! We can't wait to see more of your work :)

  • Alvaro Mendes

    Congratulations! It's a very good contest.

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Alvaro! Much appreciated :)