The Short Script Screenwriting Competition Is Now Open !

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: August 16, 2020
Winners receive $500 + introduction to professional from our network.
All genres welcome! We’re looking for hot short scripts that are unique and stand out from the crowd!


Early Deadline

May 11, 2020


Regular Deadline

June 04, 2020


Late Deadline

June 25, 2020


Final Deadline

July 16, 2020



Short Script Standard Entry

Enter the current competition and receives a page of feedback/reaction.

Feedback is returned within 15 business days.


Short Script Entry + Full Analysis

Enter the current competition.

Script receives a comprehensive analysis.

Screenwriter receives at least 3 + pages of our industry leading Full Analysis.

Analysis is returned within 7 business days.

We also accept submissions through our partners at

Rules & Eligibility :

  • Full Analysis may be requested at the time of entry. Requests for full analysis after an entry is submitted will not be accepted and will require a whole new entry.
  • There is no limit to the amount of times you may resubmit. Each resubmission will stand alone in the contest and not replace the previous entry until announcement time, at which point the draft that received the highest score will be the only version of the script to continue into the later rounds of the contest.
  • Short Scripts must not exceed 30 pages.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All submitted material must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.
  • There are no age restrictions and contestants of all ages are eligible to enter the contest.
  • Previous winners and employees of AISA may not enter any current or future AISA contests.
  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English (occasional dialogue in other languages is acceptable).
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible for this contest.
  • There are no requirements regarding when the material was written.
  • We have no preferences as to the title page content. Title and name of writer are industry standard.
  • Adaptations are eligible only if the rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.
  • All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF.