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Win and gain respect, industry access, exposure, prestige, laurels, and more!

 Whether you’re writing the next epic blockbuster, hip indie, or laugh out loud romantic comedy, we want to read it. We love supporting great cinema and great writers. Some of the world's best films have come out of Toronto and we want to support the next generation of great filmmakers both here and abroad.

About Us

Our mission is to launch the careers of cinema’s next generation of screenwriters by creating the most prestigious competition in North America and the world. Our goal is to connect emerging talent with the film industry’s movers and shakers so that they can get their scripts into production. We believe that we have created a vehicle that will infuse new energy into filmmaking while also creating opportunities for incredible new talent.

We are a team of artists and professionals who are passionate about filmmaking and about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from Toronto and around the world.

The Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition is an independent contest  and our goal is to bridge the gap between emerging artists and the talent agents and managers who will ultimately introduce them to the producers and studio executives in the US and Canada who will eventually get their movies made. We are also eager to introduce these artists to producers and production teams that call Toronto their home.

We love all kinds of scripts and stories – from studio blockbusters to art house fare! No two paths are the same and no two stories are alike. We accept scripts from all over the world, not just the US and Canada and from artists of all shapes and sizes, colors and ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations.

Our city has a long history of nurturing and showcasing the most talented filmmakers in the entertainment industry. We now want to give screenwriters the same level of exposure. We encourage writers to work on studio films as well as high-end independents. We hope to inspire, support, and develop writers at all levels to make great films that leave others touched, moved and inspired.

The bottom line is that we support the arts, not only locally, but around the world. Our aim is to create a screenwriting festival that will inspire generations of aspiring writers and filmmakers in all genres to tell great stories in the US, Canada, and abroad.

Our aim is to open doors for aspiring screenwriters.

Respect, Exposure, and Laurels

The top 3 writers will be honored as finalists in the Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition. Our grand prize winner will be given personal introductions to at least three industry executives and will receive a one hour consultation from an established industry executive. Our top two finalists will also receive at least one industry introduction or consultation. 

Industry Exposure

Our winners have been introduced to some of Hollywood and Canada’s top managers and producers.

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Talent Agents

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Lit Managers

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Feature Film Producers


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Toronto is home to a large film community filled with wonderful artists of all shapes and sizes. Some of the greatest films ever made have come out of our city and it is the aim of our screenwriting competition to embrace that spirit. Toronto is also home to several prestigious film festivals. We, however, are an independent screenwriting competition and do not mean to imply an affiliation with any other film festival, production company, conference, awards ceremony, or government organization located in our city. We are a fiercely independent screenwriting competition dedicated to furthering the careers of our finalists and we aim to be the most prestigious screenwriting competition in the world. Furthermore, all material posted on this website, our parent company's website, and all of our subsidiaries has been copyrighted and cannot be reproduced or archived in any way without our express written permission. 

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Winners

The Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition 

2020's Grand Prize Winner and Finalists

 

Grand Prize Winner!

Six Bullets at Sundown - Paul Grammatico

Finalists

Apple's Way - Edward Pionke
Tam Lin - Glen Cram

Great Festival. They not only distributed my script, they personally got it to a producer i've been dying to get it to. So happy I submitted!

Loved it! Good people and very supportive!

I just signed with a manager in Beverly Hills!

I LOVE this Screenwriting Competition! Within a week of being notified that my Script was a finalist, they sent it out to 3 management companies and a movie producer!

Excellent festival and organising team! Was wonderful to get a personal call from Toronto to Belfast, Northern Ireland to congratulate me on my script! Highly recommend!

Excellent contest! Any screenwriting competition that can provide its winners with access and exposure to real industry professionals is a contest worth submitting. Few competitions can actually provide this opportunity. Toronto International is the exception!

2020 Semi-Finalists

Retribution by Stephen Don

I’m a Rockstar by Miles Mcalister

The Three Lives of Angel Fleming by William LiPera

The Tactician by Michael Marceau

Parallels by Scott Nelson

Greetings from the Vortex by David Maddox

Antaeus by Colin Caccamise

The Paper Route by Danny Howell

The Mimics by John Saunders

The Scarecrow by Gemma Paul