Film Festivals & Screenwriting Contests

Fusion Film Festivals & Screenplay Contests


New York International Screenplay Awards

Scriptapalooza Screenplay, Shorts & TV Competitions

Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

Table Read Genre Screenplay Competition

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ISA  The International Screenwriters Association (ISA) is dedicated to providing a one-stop shop for all creative needs of screenwriters around the globe. The ISA’s web portal includes a wealth of information from writing gigs and classes, to podcasts and production resources, to pro industry tips and tricks, while the ever-expanding Development Slate provides a bridge for screenwriters to share their work and executives to view potential projects. With live events held in over a dozen cities around the globe, the ISA works to encourage, inspire and educate screenwriters and help push their careers forward. Source at

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Fusion International Film Festivals have been specifically designed to bring together filmmakers from all over the world – this is our passion. With four high quality International Film Festivals across major cities in Europe – and all with excellent international transport links – we are a dedicated team of professionals who want to help you succeed and allow you to take your project to the next step. Event Dates in 2020 are: February (London) North – May (Valencia) South – August (West) Brussels – December (Warsaw) East. Our International Film Festivals will provide an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and industry professionals with countless networking opportunities with others from within the film industry, as well as screenwriting competitions for marketing exposure of your projects. This also offers the perfect platform to share advice, tips and information on topics from a vast array of subjects including technical aspects of filming, casting, location hints and script writing. We know from running International Film Festivals for a number of years that introductions are made and collaborations born. Source at

NYISA New York International Screenplay Awards has been founded to bring together screenwriters (amateur or professional) from all around the world who aspire to connect with US producers and explore new markets. All through the years, NYISA has received submissions from more than twenty countries, and the winners have had the chance to promote themselves and their scripts to producers in the US. NYISAs jury members are mostly New York Producers, Script Doctors and Filmmakers; so from the first moment they submit, their scripts are being read by industry professionals. NYISA also provides a workshop “How To Write An Award-Winning Screenplay”, Script Doctoring Services and Screenwriting Courses to everyone who wants to improve their writing skills or scripts. Source at

Scriptapalooza Screenplay & Shorts Competition – “Discovering and Promoting Writers since 1998″… From choosing our judges to creating opportunities, our top priority has always been the Writer. We surround ourselves with reputable and successful companies, including the many producers, literary agents and managers who read your scripts. Our past Winners have won Emmy’s, been signed by agents and managers, had theirs scripts optioned, and even made into movies. But the most important prize of all is this: Scriptapalooza will promote, pitch and push the semi-finalists and higher for a full year. No other competition in the world does that! Source at

Table Read Genre Screenplay Competition – Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts & Web Series – Everything you want from the festival experience, including;
✔️ FiIm Showcase – Table read with professional director & actors.
✔️ Networking – Roundtable conversation with industry executives after table read.
✔️ Career Advice – A general meeting with an industry executive.
✔️ Cash – $1,000 to each Genre Winner.
✔️ Connections – Continued career development, pitch consultation & more.
✔️ Invitation – Onto the ISA Development Slate

80 ISA Development Slate writers have had their projects optioned, sold or produced! Source at

Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition – We’re searching for emerging screenwriters with exceptional screenplays in seven genre categories. The winner of each genre category will receive $2500 cash. Of the seven scripts selected, one of you will go on to win the Grand Prize and receive an additional $7500. You will also be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate, where the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of one year to get you and your script in front of top producers, literary reps and other industry executives from companies like Lakeshore Entertainment, Gidden Media, ICM, and others. Source at