We only accept submissions electronically through our website or partner websites like FilmFreeway.
There is no limit to the length of the scripts you submit and they 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 Spanish and can be in any film or television genre.
Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition.
Entry fees 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.
Industry distribution should in no way be interpreted as a guarantee of future representation or success. Whether or not industry partners choose to work with finalists, or even contact finalists, is done so at the sole discretion of each and every individual company.
EISC reserves the right to revoke recognition status at any time with or without cause.
Only our Grand Prize Winner and top two Finalists will receive industry distribution and prizes. Semi-Finalists will only be rewarded by recognition like in most screenwriting competitions.
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All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant and entrant’s writing partner. The entrant and or partnership ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work.
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.
All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible.
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. And all work must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.
By submitting your material you agree to be added to our email list, but can remove yourself by unsubscribing at anytime.
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.
Please note that the Edinburgh International Screenwriting Competition, EISC, and the Edinburgh Screenwriting Spectacular are in no way affiliated with any other film festival, screenwriting competition, writing group, networking group, film school, or film related enterprise or organization in the UK or abroad.