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
  • This is an excellent festival. I really appreciated how communicative they were. The in-depth feedback I received on my script was very helpful.

    December 2019
  • Xiao Tarr

    I didn't have much expectation for my script. But I recieved very helpful feedback. One of my scripts
    was selected. It's worth summiting your script to this venue.

    December 2019
  • Had a wonderful experience with this festival and was delighted to be amongst the semi-finalists for my feature screenplay FOLLOW UP.

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Chris! We were honored to have you take part!

  • Ariel Whitaker

    I was both shocked and honored to have my very first screenplay, DeLeon, make it as a quarterfinalist in the competition. After receiving these results, I realized that I could go even further cultivating my talents as a screenwriter. Thank you so much for the acknowledgment and the inspiration. It truly was a great experience!!

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Great work, Ariel!

  • Sean Chandler

    I was very extremely honored to be an official selection!

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Sean!