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Winners Announced

Feb 11, 2015

Omaha Film Festival


During the OFF we now do a Writers Theatre aspect of our screenplay competition, which means we have local actors read sections of the screenplays that are finalists to an audience. It is a great experience for the screenwriters who can attend the festival to experience it.


Prizes will be announced later this year. They typically include software, Oakley sunglasses, and for local writers: a free admission to Lew Hunter's Screenwriting Colony.


All finalists though are included in the Writers Theatre!

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International Screenwriters' Association

We are squarely focused on supporting emerging screenwriters in their professional growth by providing nearly every tool and resource available in the industry. It's our express goal to support writers of any level or background, who are proactive in developing their careers and are willing to learn from the insights and expertise of our community members. Screenwriting takes perseverance. The harder you work, the better this site will work for you.

  • ISA Introductory Feedback: (1-2 pages of notes): $30
  • ISA General Feedback: (2-3 pages of notes): $55
  • ISA Extensive Feedback: (5-6 pages of notes): $125

Feedback Type Description

ISA Introductory Feedback (1-2 Pages)

So much of the opportunity available to your script is spent within the first twenty pages. You need to make sure the hook, teaser, cold open… grabs the reader and presents you like it should. This analysis will give you those answers.

ISA General Feedback (2-3 Pages)

You know your work inside and out, now it’s time to get a second opinion. We’ll read your full script, and you’ll receive a detailed personalized critique on what we see, what we think, and suggestions on where to go next.

ISA Extended Feedback (5-6 Pages)

For those looking for an extensive breakdown of the inner-workings of their creative material. Writers who select this Analysis will receive suggestions on how to improve overall writing, story, structure, characters, pacing, stakes, climax and resolution, specific problem scenes, tone and overall commercial appeal.


  • Contact info must be included on title page.
  • Screenplays that are currently optioned or have negotiations and/or are sold before the Omaha Film Festival ends are not eligible for competition.
  • The Omaha Film Festival does not assume any liability for damage to scripts or publicity materials.


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