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Open for entries!

Win Thousands in Cash and Prizes and gain valuable industry access, exposure, prestige, and more!

Whether you’re writing the next epic blockbuster, hip indie, or laugh out loud romantic comedy some of cinema’s best films have come out of Toronto and our judges have produced and represented the talent behind many of them.

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1st Place

GRAND PRIZE

$300

Cash & Prizes

$300 in cash and prizes, international recognition as the grand prize winner, and your logline and script will be distributed to our database of A list agents, managers, producers, and distributors in Toronto, New York, Vancouver, and LA who are looking for clients and material to produce. All finalists will also have their script personally delivered to the agent, manager or producer of their choice. Winners will also receive an InkTip Script Listing of your script on InkTip so that even more producers and reps can find you.

2nd Place

GRAND PRIZE

Respect

Prestigious Laurels

You will be honored as a finalist in the Toronto International Screenwriting Competition and your logline and script will be distributed to our database of A list agents, managers, producers, and distributors in Toronto, New York, Vancouver, and LA who are looking for clients and material to produce. All finalists will also have their script personally delivered to the agent, manager or producer of their choice.Winners will also receive an InkTip Script Listing of your script on InkTip so that even more producers and reps can find you.

3rd Place

GRAND PRIZE

Access & Exposure

Your logline and script will be distributed to our database of A list agents, managers, producers, and distributors in Toronto, New York, Vancouver, and LA who are looking for clients and material to produce.All finalists will also have their script personally delivered to the agent, manager or producer of their choice. One winner will also receive an InkTip Script Listing of your script on InkTip so that even more producers and reps can find you.

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Industry Judges

Our judges are some of Hollywood and Canada’s top agents, managers, and producers.

Talent Agents Some of the industry’s most established agents will be judging our quarterfinalists and helping select our winners.
Lit Managers Talent Managers from companies that represent only the biggest stars in New York, Toronto, and LA.
Feature Film Producers The Producers of some of entertainment’s biggest studio films and indies form the third leg of our selection committee.

Entrants are strictly prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition this is why we do not publish their names. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. Associates, employees, clients, and family members of judges are not eligible to enter. If our judges are interested in working with you, they will contact you.


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Rules

  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only through our partner websites FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, and NetworkISA.
  • There is no limit to the length of the projects you submit. Projects can be in script or treatment form.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Scripts must be written in English or French, but can be in any film or television genre.
  • Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. The decision of the judges is final.
  • Entry fees for screenplay entries are posted on our partner websites and are non refundable.
  • Employees and family members of the film festival are not eligible.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery, will forfeit entry and fees to the contest.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines 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 original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant. The entrant ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work and that it does not infringe on any existing copyright.
  • All winners are responsible for their own U.S. income tax withholding.
  • The competition, its judges, and its officers accept no liability whatsoever for any claims of damages, real or perceived, by any entrant(s) as a result of their participation in this contest.

Rules & Eligibility

  • All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible.
  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English or French.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.
  • Professional writers, journalists, poets, and previous contest winners are eligible.
  • There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
  • Material must be your original work.
  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.
  • We do not provide feedback, notes, grades, or rankings of any kind. We assume you already know how to write at a professional level and that is why you are entering this contest.
  • By submitting your material you agree to be added to our email list, but can remove yourself by unsubscribing at anytime.
  • Please note that the Toronto International Screenwriting Competition is in no way affiliated with any other film festival, screenwriting competition, film school, or film related enterprise or organization including, but not limited to TSC, TCA, TWA, Tisch, and or TIFF.