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 ABOUT NYISA

The New York International Screenplay Awards aims to bring together producers and screenwriters, whether amateur or professional, from all over the world. Winners will have a chance to meet with producers in New York, as well as other rewards.

Winners and Official Finalists of the 2018 New York International Screenplay Awards will be announced officially May 10th, 2018. The Call for Entries for the 2018 New York International Screenplay Awards is currently open and accepting submissions. Click below to submit your screenplay into the competition.

NYISA 2017 SPONSORS






 AWARDS

GLAMOROUS NYISA TROPHIES AND MANY OTHER PERKS ARE WAITING FOR THE WINNING SCRIPTS.

FOR FEATURE AND SHORT SCRIPTS WINNERS WILL RECEIVE FOLLOWING PRIZES.

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NYISA Gold Trophy
Meeting with film producers in NY
Golden Package

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NYISA Silver Trophy
Silver Package

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NYISA Bronze Trophy
Bronze Package

MULTI-PLATFORM PROMOTIONS

Each winner will receive an InkTip prize package to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Each winner will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

Each winner will receive, 1 year subscription to iPitch.tv, and each finalist will have 3 month subscription to iPITCH.TV.iPITCH.TV offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show or feature film. Pitch your idea for a Movie, Screenplay, Television Show, Short Film, New Media Project and more.

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 SUBMISSIONS

YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR WORK VIA PARTNERED WEBSITES. WE ALSO PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND SCRIPT ANALYSIS SERVICES. PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING.

CLICK ON ONE OF THE LINKS TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK

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EARLY BIRD

Entry Deadline: 15th JULY 2017
Feature Script: $35 / with Feed Back $65
Short: $20/ with $40

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REGULAR

Entry Deadline: 15th DECEMBER 2017
Feature Script: $40 / with Feed back $70
Short: $25/ with $45

* Denotes fees including feedback service

* For the Extended Deadline dates please check Filmfreeway and Withoutabox.

SCRIPT ANALYSIS FEES

 

$750 FOR FEATURE SCRIPTS (UP TO 15 PAGES)
$400 FOR SHORT SCRIPTS (UP TO 8 PAGES)

** DON’T FORGET TO MARK YOUR SELECTION WHILE SUBMITTING YOUR WORK!

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LATE ENTRY

Entry Deadline: 15th FEBRUARY 2018
Feature Script: $50 / with Feed Back $80
Short: $30/ with Feed Back $50

FEEDBACK SERVICE

NYISA offers applicants the unique opportunity to order a copy of their project’s Official Score Report and Judge Commentary. This service is available for a fee of $30 (for shorts $20) and will be emailed to the applicant immediately upon completion of judging.

SCRIPT ANALYSIS

NYISA script experts read your script, then they write an objective report that's designed to help you gain perspective on your writing and improve your screenplay in future drafts. The consultation will not include a synopsis or an extensive inventory of praise, but it will include a complete, constructive assessment on how to make your screenplay stronger and develop yourself as a screenwriter. You will receive 13-15 pages of detailed analysis including, Short Synopsis, Emotional Theme, Characters, Plot and Structure, Style of Narration, Breakdown, Time Line, Graphics and Conclusion. It’s also include the suggestions.

JUDGE STATEMENT

Judging is anonymous. Judges are given the scripts by title and tracking number only. NYISA is judged by working professionals and experts in the film, television and entertainment industries, all of whom have years of experience reading, evaluating and developing scripts for studios, agencies, management firms and production companies. NYISA judges are experts in recognizing and evaluating the integral components of a well-written, quality screenplay, including story, plot, structure, pacing, dialogue, character, and marketability. Scripts will be evaluated on a ten-point scale. The Judges will give each script a score of 1 to 10 in each of the following criteria: Concept, Presentation, Theme, Storytelling Ability, Structure, Plot, Characterization, Dialouge, Style, Concept Marketability/Commercial Appear, Orginality.






 VOLUNTEERING

VOLUNTEERING IS NOT JUST ‘’ FREE WORK’’.
IT’S A LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE FUN AND EXPAND YOUR NETWORK.
JUST FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO BE A VOLUNTEER.

* Please note that all fields are required.

 2017

Very Special Thanks to NYISA 2017 Jury Members

Willow Polson - Executive Producer, Screenwriter, Chronokinesis Entertainment LLC, USA
Oscar Sanders – Director, D.O.P Malcolm Entertainment, USA
Conrad Ekeke – Screenwriter, Cameroon
Greg Paul – Actor, Screenwriter, Story Analyst, USA
Ozge Gozturk – Screenwriter, Author, UK
Angelique Letizia-Capozzi – Director, Writer, Producer, Starr Films, USA
Onika Day – Actress, Producer, USA.
Guzin Tekes – Film Critique, Turkey
Charles William Lane – Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter, USA
James E. Oxford – Producer, USA.
Scott Nicholas Amendolare, Screenwriter, Producer, USA.
Michael Lockett – Screenwriter, Director, USA.
Marc Masciandaro – Director, Editor, USA.
Emine Dursun – Screenwriter, Script Doctor, USA.
Sebastian Tudores – Screenwriter, Director, USA.
Ruben Rodas – Director, D.O.P., USA.
Maureen Dowdell – Screenwriter, USA.
Stink Fisher – Actor, Screenwriter, USA.
Sara MacDermott – Director, Editor, Screenwriter, USA.
Afonso J. Henrique – Producer, Screenwriter, USA.
Daniel Azarian – Director, USA.
Lewis Ritter – Screenwriter, Script Consultant, USA.
Chance Meuhleck – Director, Screenwriter, USA.
Gouiri Shivaa – Producer, USA.
Ivan Rana – Director, USA.
Aslihan Unaldi – Director, Screenwriter, USA.
Marco Copolla – Director, Screenwriter, USA.

Special Thanks

Jorge Blamo, Ufuk Cetincan, John Cathal O'Brien, Arca Cepni, Ragıp Balcı, Onur Battal, Drom, Serdar Ilhan, Mehmet Dede, Beliz Hazan, Ecem Olcum, Aysen Dursun, Mustafa Dursun, Engin Oztekin, Sadi Tekin, Daniel Stein Trio.

NYISA 2017 – Official Finalists

Best Screenplay – SHORTS

Roller Coaster -  Emanuel Nisan -  USA.
Now And At The Hour -  Wilfred Tangid -  Canada.
Face -  Masa Gibson -  USA.
There's A Monster In My Closet -  Alena Cadova -  CzechRepublic.
Granpa's Getaways -  Kristin Holodak -  USA.
Palooka -  Carol Garlick -  USA.
Tetrad -  Diego Pino Zamora -  Bolivia.
Just For Men -  Mary Tolan -  USA.
Animal -  Marco Castro -  USA.
The Mortician -  Dene Stark -  Australia.

Best Screenplay – FEATURES

The Best Version Of You - Mark Ward/Shannon Meehan, USA.
Harry's File -Jude Gerard Prest, USA.
Through The Land Of Illusion - Gunnar Garret, USA.
12:34 - Tobi Sigona, USA.
Fear - Peter Jang, USA.
Love Is Not Love - Stephen Keep Mills, USA.
The Things We Do For Love - Kelly Tinsley Burroughs, USA.
Hell Is For Children - Dead Souls, Tom Rico, USA.
The Life That Wasn't - Emilio Santin, Spain.
The Monkeypod - Dane Krogman, USA.

NYISA 2017 Winners

Best Short Screenplay

1st Place - ALENA CADOVA - THERE'S A MONSTER IN MY CLOSET

2nd Place  - CAROL GARLICK - PALOOKA

3rd Place - KRISTIN HOLODAK - GRANDPA'S GETAWAYS

Best Feature Screenplay

1st Place – SHANNON MEEHAN & MARK WARD THE BEST VERSION OF YOU

2nd Place – JUDE GERARD PREST - HARRY'S FILE

3rd Place – PETER JANG - FEAR

Honorable Mentions

STEPHEN KEEP MILLS - LOVE IS NOT LOVE

GUNNAR GARRET - THROUGH THE LAND OF ILLUSION

TOBI SIGONA - 12:34

MARY TOLAN - JUST FOR MEN

EMANUEL NISAN - ROLLER COASTER

 2016

Very Special Thanks to NYISA 2016 Jury Members

Peggy Dodson (USA), Conrad Ekeke (Cameroon), Massimilliano Mauceri (Italy), John Robbins (USA), Matt Brandenburgh(USA), Fulten Larlar (Turkey), Sara MacDermott Jain (USA), Oscar Sanders (USA), Emine Dursun (USA), Daniel Chiu (USA).

Special Thanks

Ufuk Cetincan, John Cathal O'Brien, Arca Cepni, Melis Olcum, Serhat Marasligil, Onur Battal, Sera Gillow, Drom, Serdar Ilhan, Beliz Hazan, Ecem Olcum, Aysen Dursun, Mustafa Dursun, Beliz Hazan, Daniel Stein Trio.

NYISA 2016 – Official Finalists

Best Screenplay – SHORTS

Shoot Me Nicely – Elias Plagianos

The Witching Hour – Gregory Veeser

Get Yo Ass To Mars! – Carl Hoffelder

Pasquale’s Magic Veal – David J. Higgins

The Son Of The Father - Lukas Hassel

Utopia Cola – David Lawrence

Life In Colour – Michael Auciello

At The Gallery – Madeline Dennis-Yates

Becoming Lana Liu – David Schroeder

See Eyre Again – Charlotte Chen

Best Screenplay – FEATURES

Invisible Lives – Salaah Swan

Moral Hazard – Harry Holland

The Apeman Of Manhattan – Rosalyn Rosen

Rennaisance Man – Robert Tolz

Blood Work – Tom Grady

Even Just Man – Mark Christopher Boyd

Dean The Drummer – Tannaz Hazemi

Sanctuary – Scott Pittock

Dietrich Danzig – John Pisano Thomsen

The Provinces – Sinan Cevik

NYISA 2016 Winners

Best Short Screenplay

1st Place - The Witching Hour, Gregory Veeser

2nd Place  -  Pasquale’s Magic Veal, David J. Higgins

3rd Place -  The Son Of The Father, Lukas Hassel

Best Feature Screenplay

1st Place – The Apeman Of Manhattan, Rosalyn Rosen

2nd Place – Invisible Lives, Salaah Swan

3rd Place – Rennaisance Man, Robert Tolz

Hey Ladies! Special Winner

Dean The Drummer – Tannaz Hazemi

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