It's a new era for short films! The history of short films can be traced back before features existed.
In today's new media environment, filmmaking has become more democratized than ever. And short films have become an excellent vehicle for new directors and screenwriters to demonstrate undiscovered talent to audiences and Hollywood professions.
A short film and script contest giving filmmakers increased industry exposure. Winning shorts will also be considered by Hollywood insiders seeking new talent and feature film adaptation deals.
The winning short script will be sent out to our contacts in Hollywood who will consider you for representation or adaptation rights. Depending on scheduling and interest, we'll also send your script to directors who may be interested in shooting a script in your genre.
Scripts entered into genre-specific categories are additionally eligible for an award, emphasizing the project's achievement within its genre.
Plus, The winning scripts of our monthly rounds will be entered into the annual competition for a chance to win the Short Screenplay Award and a $500 cash prize.
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)