We are Cannes and we are passionate about cinema. Our city has showcased the best cinema in the world for decades. Our city has given a platform to the auteurs of our art even when they were banned by theatres in their own countries and the largest markets around the world. We are proud to support great cinema and now we are proud to support great screenwriting with the launch of the Cannes Golden Plume International Screenwriting Competition.
The Cannes International Screenwriting Competition will launch the careers of the next generation of great filmmakers by recognizing the absolute best screenwriting talent in the world and rewarding them with introductions to the most prestigious talent agencies and lit managers in the world. We want to connect artists with the people who can not only get them working, but can also get their films made.
We embrace artists from all over the globe. As such, we embrace all forms of expression that is why we are the only major screenwriting competition to accept scripts in multiple language formats. We also accept scripts of all kinds and in every genre from studio blockbusters to foreign films and art house independents. Artists come in all shapes and sizes and so do great stories which is why we do not discriminate based on content and will never discriminate against artists based on ethnicity, nationality, sex, or sexual orientation.
Our city has the world’s best reputation in cinema. We showcase the greatest talent in the world. We want to continue that tradition. We want to develop writers to work in film and television. We want to inspire and support them at all levels. Everything in cinema starts with the script. As such we want to do everything we can to support the people who write them. We want to inspire the next generation of writers to tell stories that will not only touch audiences, but will inspire the next generation of writers around the world.
Our aim is further the craft of screenwriting for generations to come.
Our competition’s top three finalists will be distributed to the most prestigious talent agents and producers around the world.
The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to have their script delivered to the production company of their choice!
Grand Prize Winner will also be given exclusive script notes from a former top development executive at Disney!
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.
In this industry, the first twenty pages can mean the difference between a "go picture" and a "go home and try again." Give your writers the advantage with a page (or two) introduction to their script from an outside perspective. We'll map out the direction of the screenplay thus far, and give advice to gently nudge them on the proper course.
Our most popular analysis. The writer will receive a personalized critique based on a thorough read-through of the entire script, up to 120 pages. Whether half-hour pilot or feature film, we'll note our thoughts on everything from the characters and dialogue to pacing, structure, and formatting, and even where the work fits in the marketplace.
Give your writers the in-depth insight of the ISA's working industry professionals. Our Readers will provide 5-6 pages of advanced notes, breaking down every moment and character arc, noting the subtleties that a writer may not have contemplated, and providing a next-level perspective that will empower screenwriters and help script achieve their full potential.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)