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I S A Logline Contest

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ISA Logline Contest Winners Announced - Please click the WINNERS tab to view. 

Producers often view the logline before choosing to consider a script. Is your logline catchy enough to represent the unique screenplay you've been working so hard on? Let this contest be the judge or practice creating various loglines for any ideas you may have. Submit as many loglines as you want for FREE!

Two winners get the Bronze Package & Pass to ScriptFest (Great American PitchFest) on June 23 -25 (value $300), plus top 10 winners receive an entry into Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition and the Table Read My Screenplay Contest!

PRIZES

1st and 2nd Place

Great American PitchFest Bronze Package ($300 Value):

1 Entry into Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition (Up to $70 Value)

1 Entry into Table Read My Screenplay - Chicago (Up to $70 Value)

3rd - 10th Place

1 Entry into Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition (Up to $70 Value)

1 Entry into Table Read My Screenplay - Chicago (Up to $70 Value)

About the Sponsors:

Great American PitchFest: Pitch your script in Los Angeles to more than 120 production companies, agents, managers, financiers, and other industry professionals seeking material to option, and writers to hire, manage, and represent. This is their most popular event and sells out every year. Held on Sunday, June 25, 2017, you may pitch to as many companies as you can. Only 500 tickets are sold and the top 2 winners of the ISA Logline Contest get to go for FREE! 

Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition: $25K in Cash Prizes, 3 Reps Consider the Winning Script, Top 6 Attend McKee Story Seminar.

Table Read My Screenplay - Chicago: Feature/Pilot Winner gets to fly to Chicago to have their script workshopped with an established director and read aloud by professional actors during the Chicago Film Festival.

Please Note: If the site demands a screenplay to be uploaded on the form, feel free to upload a blank PDF or other unrelated script to satisfy its request. As long as your LOGLINE is what you want it to be, that's all we will be looking at. We are working to fix this error. 

Categories:
GENRES: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western

Rules

  • All writers from all countries are welcome to enter the contest; however, all loglines must be submitted in English.
  • Loglines may not exceed 50 words / 200 characters.
  • Loglines must be the original work of the submitter.
  • Loglines that are for a script which has been sold, produced for a profit, or are currently under option are not eligible.
  • Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize(s).
  • Loglines not attached to a completed screenplay may be submitted.
  • Multiple entries are permissible.
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
  • Contestants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
  • By entering this contest, and in the event the conestant is declared a finalist, the contestant understands and accepts that the ISA will be free to use the contestant name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
  • By entering this contest the contestant agrees to be signed up to receive the ISA Newsletter and screenwriting resource announcements which can be unsubscribed at any time.
  • Contestants are under no obligation to participate therein.
  • Contestants may submit their logline to any other person, contest, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization and will retain all rights to their screenplay.
  • No agreement for compensation, other than the prizes, has been implied.
  • Prizes are distributed in the rate of 1 package per person based on the highest placement and not per winning logline.
  • Only loglines will be accepted. Please do not enclose screenplays, synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes or photos with your submission. They will not be forwarded to the Judges.
  • You understand that your logline(s) will be reviewed by our judges for evaluation. You also understand that any one of the staff or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to yours, and you hereby waive any claim that the ISA, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of your submission.
  • To enter the ISA Logline Contest you must agree to the Rules.

FAQs

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Rules

  • All writers from all countries are welcome to enter the contest; however, all loglines must be submitted in English.
  • Loglines may not exceed 50 words / 200 characters.
  • Loglines must be the original work of the submitter.
  • Loglines that are for a script which has been sold, produced for a profit, or are currently under option are not eligible.
  • Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize(s).
  • Loglines not attached to a completed screenplay may be submitted.
  • Multiple entries are permissible.
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
  • Contestants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
  • By entering this contest, and in the event the conestant is declared a finalist, the contestant understands and accepts that the ISA will be free to use the contestant name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
  • By entering this contest the contestant agrees to be signed up to receive the ISA Newsletter and screenwriting resource announcements which can be unsubscribed at any time.
  • Contestants are under no obligation to participate therein.
  • Contestants may submit their logline to any other person, contest, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization and will retain all rights to their screenplay.
  • No agreement for compensation, other than the prizes, has been implied.
  • Prizes are distributed in the rate of 1 package per person based on the highest placement and not per winning logline.
  • Only loglines will be accepted. Please do not enclose screenplays, synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes or photos with your submission. They will not be forwarded to the Judges.
  • You understand that your logline(s) will be reviewed by our judges for evaluation. You also understand that any one of the staff or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to yours, and you hereby waive any claim that the ISA, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of your submission.
  • To enter the ISA Logline Contest you must agree to the Rules.

FAQs

None added. Contact contest admin for details.

Winner - ISA Logline Contest (2017)

Extremity (Thriller) When terrorists in Nigeria kidnap her paraplegic daughter, a struggling American expat with nowhere else to turn poses as an Islamic extremist to infiltrate the group and find her daughter.
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'No Man's Land' Logline placed Seventh in the I S A Top 10!

Mel Piper was thrilled to be placed 7th with her logline for her feature 'No Man's Land' in the ISA's recent Logline Contest, where the top 2 won tickets to the Great American Pitch Fest.
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Jeffrey Howe's FLAT-RATE FRANK advances in Nicholl Fellowship

FLAT-RATE FRANK, Jeffrey Howe's historical coming of age drama, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. It also entered the semifinal round at the Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices competition.
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Logline Contest Winners
Congratulations to first and second place winners Chidi and Barbara who will go on to attend the Great American Pitchfest at the end of June 2017!

1
st Place

Chidi Ezeibieli – Extremity (Thriller)

When terrorists in Nigeria kidnap her paraplegic daughter, a struggling American expat with nowhere else to turn poses as an Islamic extremist to infiltrate the group and find her daughter.

 

2nd Place

Barbara West – Floating Embers (Family)

A young teen finds a mysterious note from 1945 asking for help, pressed between the pages of a children’s book. He tracks down the now-old man and it intersects his life into the tangled world of a lost child of the Holocaust.

 

3rd Place

Hank Isaac – Alexandra the Great (Family)

A self-centered little girl reluctantly travels with her lawyer to the most remote part of India to sign away ownership of the nearly defunct railroad line she inherited from her great grandfather, only to fall in love with the country and ultimately decide to bring the railway back to life to help all the people who live and work along its path.

 

4th Place

Travis Seppala – Traffik (Sci-Fi)

When a vice detective follows a lead in a missing persons case, she uncovers a human trafficking ring that spans across parallel earths.

 

5th Place

Erik V Wolter – THE TRIALS OF ADRIAN WHEELER (Drama)

After losing his arm and brother in Iraq, a kindhearted Marine battles PTSD and the wrath of his bully father only to be court martialed for the murder of Iraqi women and children in a massacre he can't remember.

 

6th Place

Brent Beath – Blackrush (Crime)

Murder, violence, and corruption threaten to engulf a New Mexico town on the verge of a fracking boom unless a detective from Boston with deeper connections than he knows can stop the powerful founding family from taking control.

 

7th Place

Mel Piper – No Man's Land (Fantasy)

In a future Europe scarred by segregation a physically impaired investigator applies her alchemist methods to track down missing persons and ultimately restores hope in peaceful unity.

 

8th Place

A. J. Bermudez – NIGHTINGALE (Drama)

In the aftermath of a career-ending surgery, rising star physician Joseph (Jose) Reyes returns to the dark neighborhood of his former life and discovers a new calling as underground surgeon for the brutal gangs of inner Baltimore.

 

9th Place

Kristi Dick – Jack Kraft Space Trucker (Comedy)

A renegade, outer space trucker and his monkey sidekick compete in an intergalactic race across the galaxy while hauling a mysterious cargo.

 

10th Place

Jerry Cavallaro – Funny Devils (Horror)

Genre conventions are broken when a self-aware comedy troupe realizes they are trapped in a horror film and must use their improv skills to survive against the legend of the Jersey Devil.

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