Registration Fee $80


Early Deadline:

Sep 30, 2017

Regular Deadline:

Jan 10, 2018

Final Deadline:

Mar 01, 2018


Final Deadline
  • Standard Entry $80
  • ISAConnect Entry $75
Final Deadline
  • Standard Entry $50
  • ISAConnect Entry $45


Contest Winners

Apr 08, 2018

Universe Multicultural Film Festival Screenplay Contest


The Universe Multicultural Film Festival seeks to bring the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking and screenwriting from around the world. We are committed to enlightening the public with a unique international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities.


In general, all UMFF Winners receive one certification per award at the award ceremony.

  • Screenplay Competition:
    • Feature Screenplay Award
    • Short Screenplay Award

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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.

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


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.



1. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries may be adapted from the applicant's own work


2. All screenplay entries must include a completed entry form, the correct entry fee;   the screenplay in in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Microsoft Word, or Text.  (Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the screenplay as it is mandatory that adjudication is conducted without knowledge of the writer's name or identity);  a character description and a 50-word synopsis that in PDF/Doc/text.  Incomplete forms may cause delays.


3. Screenplays that are currently optioned or sold are not eligible for competition. Judges who work for the UMFF are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.


4. Feature length screenplays must be no longer than 120 pages and short screenplays should be no more than 45 pages. All screenplay entries must be written in English. Any revisions after the entry has been entered are not accepted. Screenplays must be in 11 pt courier font, no promotional materials or illustrations are accepted, pages must be numbered.


5. It is the responsibility of the screenwriter to insure that their work is protected (US Copyright Office, The Writers Guild of America or Screenwriters Federation of America). International entries should protect their work with similar organizations within their respective country.


6. Entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.



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