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The Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Based in the Hollywood Hills – home to many of the world’s top screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers – the international Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition offers screenwriters the opportunity to show they belong with the other masters of their craft!

Giving out cash prizes and promoting our winners, our mission is to discover and reward screenwriters who excel in the art of storytelling. All winners' loglines are sent out to our list of contacts and producers, agents, directors in Hollywood, and are promoted on our website. Additionally, First Place Awardees receive the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition Winner laurels, and Top Finalists receive Official Selection laurels.

Can your story get you noticed by the Hollywood Hills? Enter today to find out!

PRIZES

FEATURE SCREENPLAY AWARDS:
First Place Feature Screenplay
Second Place Feature Screenplay
Third Place Feature Screenplay

FEATURE GENRE AWARDS: 
First Prize Action Adventure
First Prize Comedy
First Prize Drama
First Prize Family
First Prize Horror
First Prize Thriller / Crime

SHORT SCREENPLAY AWARDS:
First Place Short Screenplay
Second Place Short Screenplay
Third Place Short Screenplay

SHORT GENRE SCREENPLAY AWARDS: 
First Prize Comedy
First Prize Drama
First Prize Family
First Prize Horror
First Prize Thriller / Crime

TV ORIGINAL PILOT AWARDS: 
First Place One Hour Original Pilot
First Place One Hour Spec 

NEW MEDIA / WEB SERIES AWARDS:
Best New Media Script
Best New Media Series Premise
Best New Media Comedy Script
Best New Media Drama Script

OTHER AWARDS:
Best Feature First Scene Hook
Best Feature Logline
Best TV First Scene Hook
Best TV Logline

CASH PRIZES:
BEST FEATURE $200
BEST SHORT $100
BEST TV DRAMA $150
BEST NEW MEDIA SCRIPT $100

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ISA

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.

Feedback Type

Additional Fee Added to Entry

  • 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

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.

ISA GENERAL FEEDBACK

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.

ISA EXTENSIVE FEEDBACK

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.

Rules

Submitting your screenplay(s) to the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition constitutes acceptance of the following Rules and Terms.

Anonymity:
Please remove your name and any personal information from your title page and script. If you submit your work with your name or information on it, it does not disqualify you. Your personal information will be removed before being given to readers.

Submissions:
Online submissions only, no hard copies will be accepted.

Format:
Submit your screenplay in PDF, Final Draft, or Celtx format. PDF format preferred. All entries must conform to basic screenplay rules. No treatments or other non-screenplay formats will be accepted.

Page Length: Readers will stop reading at the following maximum page limit per category.
Feature Film: Up to 120 Pages
Short Film: Up to 35 Pages
TV Drama: Up to 70 Pages
New Media: Up to 35 Pages

Language:
At this time we can only accept screenplays written in English. However, screenplays submissions from all over the world are encouraged.

Legal Rights:
By submitting your screenplay to the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition, you warrant that you have the sole rights and copyright to your screenplay. You may not submit a screenplay that you did not write or do not have the rights to. We encourage you to copyright your script or register it with the WGA before entry, though it is not required.

Fee:
Entry fees are currently in U.S. Dollars. Each screenplay or submission requires a separate entry fee.

Refunds:
No refunds will be issued.

Drafts:
No updated drafts will be accepted at a reduced price. However, you may submit a later draft if you repay the full submission fee.

Age:
We require entrants to be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

Winners:
Winner will only receive cash prizes electronically (no mailed checks) in USD and via Paypal. If the winner does not have a Paypal, they must set one up in order to receive their cash prize or forfeit it. If the winner does not respond by email to the notification email of their win within 10 days to claim their cash prize, they forfeit it. Winners will receive a digital copy of their award(s) by email. All winners agree to allow the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition to publish their entry name, entry title, and award on sites and social media accounts relating to the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition, including but not limited to: FilmFreeway, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and any Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition website.

Legal Indemnification:
All entrants and competition winners indemnify and hold harmless the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition and its organizers for any claim arising out of submission of their screenplay(s) to the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition, or relating to the publication of winners' names, screenplay titles, or awards/prizes online. Entrants may only enter where it is legal to do so, and release the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition of any liability. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

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