Short Script

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  • Apr 9

Super Early Deadline

  • Apr 30

Early Deadline

  • May 21

Regular Deadline

  • Jun 11

Late Deadline

  • Jul 2

Final Deadline

  • Jul 30

Winners Announced

The 2020
Spring Short Contest
is Now Open

Celebrate the season by entering Hollywood’s premier short screenplay contest. this is where working industry professionals are eager to get your new year off to a great start with our guarantee that every page and every word of your script will be read and measured against today’s professional screenwriting standards.

Submit your
Short Script

$29

  • Your script is logged into our secure database where it remains confidential, protected, and private. It never leaves our fire-walled system.
  • Your script is assigned to a seasoned, genre-specific professional analyst.
  • Your script is read page-by-page. Every scene, every line of dialogue.
  • Your scores are reviewed for accuracy and certified by a member of the Senior Judging Panel.

Submit your Short
with Pro Analysis

$79

  • Your script is logged into our secure database where it remains confidential, protected, and private. It never leaves our fire-walled system.
  • Your script is assigned to a seasoned, genre-specific professional analyst.
  • Your script is read page-by-page. Every scene, every line of dialogue.
  • A score is assigned with analyst comments attached. Your scores are reviewed for accuracy and certified by a member of the Senior Judging Panel.
  • A Written Analysis (minimum 3 pages; professional production company "coverage") is then composed, addressing ten critical screenwriting elements:ements:
  • Character
  • Conflict
  • Marketability
  • Dialogue
  • Emotional Investment
  • Theme
  • PremisePacing
  • Structure/PlotT
  • oneConcept

Submit your Short
with Advanced Analysis

$99

  • Your script is logged into our secure database where it remains confidential, protected, and private. It never leaves our fire-walled system.
  • Your script is assigned to a seasoned, genre-specific professional analyst.
  • Your script is read page-by-page. Every scene, every line of dialogue.
  • A score is assigned with analyst comments attached. Your scores are reviewed for accuracy and certified by a member of the Senior Judging Panel.
  • A Written Advanced Analysis (5-10 pages of Studio Executive Level in-depth analysis) is then composed with rewrite suggestions addressing ten critical screenwriting elements:
  • Character
  • Conflict
  • Marketability
  • Dialogue
  • Emotional Investment
  • Theme
  • PremisePacing
  • Structure/PlotT
  • oneConcept
  • Your script is then given a detailed appraisal as per the Advanced Analysis and certified by one or more members of the Senior Judging Panel.
  • This is the most highly-regarded and complete analysis available in the film/television industry.

Winner

$250

  • 1-to-1 personal consultation with Producers on our Judging Panel.
  • Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Trophy

Our Finalists

  • LA International Screenplay Awards Newsletter to our network of over 100 industry professionals.

All Semi Finalists

  • You and your script are named on our results page, boasting a top 10% placement.

All Quarter finalists

  • You and your script are named on our results page, boasting a top 20% placement.

Please Note

  • Material is accepted via electronic submission only, between March 26, 2020 to July 2, 2020.
  • 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.