CHICAGO

Open for Entries  |  Early Deadline: July 6th

• 1 FEATURE/PILOT GRAND PRIZE WINNER  •  1 SHORT GRAND PRIZE WINNER
• 1 ISA CHICAGO WRITER AWARD WINNER

More Than Just a Screenplay Contest

  • We fly you to the Chicago International Film Festival.
  • You’ll participate in 4 days & nights of films, parties & networking.
  • A director will workshop scenes from your screenplay with professional actors to be performed at a table read during the festival.
  • We celebrate you after the table read with a wine reception.
  • After your exciting week, you’re invited into the ISA Development Programwhere we’ll introduce your screenplay to producers, agents & managers to really catapult your career.
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Prize Details

Success Stories

2017 OSCAR nominee and TRMS Grand Prize Winner Timo von Gunten to direct Eiffel

Von Gunten’s action/heist film chronicles the exploits of international con man, Victor Lustig. Read the story. Von Gunten’s 2015 TRMS Park City Short Grand Prize winning romantic drama screenplay, La Femme et le TGV has been nominated for an Academy Award in the live action shorts category. Listen to the podcast.

TRMS Park City Special Mention The Night Witches Optioned by Eclectic Pictures

Steven Prowse’s script The Night Witches, which placed with a Special Mention in the 2015 TRMS Park City Contest, was optioned by Eclectic Pictures (Lovelace, Expendables) in a mid-six figure deal.

TRMS Grand Prize Winning Short in Production

Robin Wright (actor/director House of Cards) directs Denise Meyers’ TRMS Austin Grand Prize Winning Short, The Dark of Night.

TRMS London Grand Prize Winner Cleaning House Green lit for Spring

Mark Grisar’s 2016 TRMS London Feature Grand Prize winning thriller screenplay, Cleaning House, is currently in pre-production, set to begin principal photography in Spring with Goldcrest Films.

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