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Join this season’s contest and see why the NYC International Screenplay Awards is the fastest growing screenplay competition in the world! 

Feature Script Entry

Submissions close

February 12

Features must be in English, submitted in PDF format, and a maximum length of 130 pages.

  • » $2,500 Cash Prize.
  • » Introduction to Literary Agent or Manager.
  • » Introduction to Producer or Director from the Panel.

TV
Script Entry

Submissions close

February 12

TV Scripts must be in English, submitted in PDF format, and a maximum length of 75 pages.

  • » $1,500 Cash Prize
  • » Introduction to Literary Agent or Manager.
  • » Introduction to Producer or Director from the Panel.

Short
Script Entry

Submissions close

February 12

Short Scripts must be in English, submitted in PDF format, and be a maximum length of 30 pages.

WHy

NYCISA?

1. Script Feedback

What makes us unique is that every script gets feedback as part of the standard entry fee. We also offer the industry’s leading Script Coverage at an extra fee (highly recommended). Your script will enter the analysis process within 72 hours, be read by professionals, and then returned to you within 5-15 business days, guaranteed! 

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2. Our Winners Benefit

Our winners are exposed to producers, directors, agents, and managers who can make a difference. Our team has forged relationships with successful and reputable professionals whose interests align with our emerging winners. Our past winners have earned literary representation, paid writing gigs, and forged valuable relationships. 

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3. Quick Turnaround

Unlike some screenplay competitions that leave their writers waiting for analysis and contest results, we have a robust staff of professionals that oversee your script every step along the process. We make sure your feedback and analysis is returned within 5-15 business days, and that results are announced within 30 days from the close of the competition. 

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4. Reputability

NYCISA has a reputation as the gold standard of the industry. Our staff is dedicated to discovering the best scripts, while also making sure every writer who takes part in our contest notices our passion. Our analysis is inspired, our passion for scripts and screenwriters is undeniable… and this is the foundation on which this organization was built. 

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WRITTEN feedback & ANALYSIS

By offering written feedback and analysis, NYCISA guarantees that each and every script is read. You may be wondering, “why don’t all contests offer analysis?” It should make you wonder… 

We make sure every writer receives the respect they deserve. Your script is guaranteed a full evaluation from a highly trained professional.