Austin Prizes

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Grand Prize Winner (Feature or TV Pilot)

Gain exposure with directors, producers and other industry pros through a live Table Read performance of your script, an invitation to the ISA Development Slate and an all-access pass to the The Austin Film Festival and Writers Conferenceplus many more exciting prizes.

$1000 Cash

Flight & Lodging


A Live Table Read of Your Script

Hollywood Pitch Festival

Austin Film Festival Producers Badge ($650 Value)


8 Days of Festival Events

ISA Development
Consideration


ISAConnect
Membership

Special Invitation

The Grand Prize Winner will be honored as a special guest at the Austin Film Festival sanctioned event, Heart of Film Conference Partypresented by the International Screenwriters’ Association.

Prior to your Table Read showcase, an established director is guaranteed to personally meet with you to workshop your script with professional actors. As an elite member of the ISA Development Slate, the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of 1 year to continue getting you and your script in front of more Producers, Literary Representatives and other Industry Executives from companies like Lakeshore Entertainment, Gidden Media, ICM, and others.


Austin Local Award Winner (Feature or TV Pilot)
TRMS would like to award a special honor in celebration of the local talent. This accolade will be offered to a Feature or TV Pilot writer who resides within 100 miles of Austin.

A Live Table Read of Your Script

Austin Film Festival Producers Badge ($650 Value)

 ISAConnect
Development
Consideration

Special Invitation

The ISA Austin Writer Award Winner will be honored as a special guest at the Austin Film Festival sanctioned event, Heart of Film Conference Partypresented by the International Screenwriters’ Association.

Prior to your Table Read showcase, an established director is guaranteed to personally meet with you to workshop your script with professional actors. You’ll also receive consideration to become an elite member of the ISA Development Slate.


Shorts Prize Winner (Includes Web Series Pilots)

Your winning short will be recorded by professional actors and posted as a podcast on the ISA’s Curious About Screenwriting Network.

$750 Cash

 ISAConnect
Development
Consideration

Podcast of Your Script

Special Invitation

The Short Prize Winner will be honored as a special guest at the Austin Film Festival sanctioned event, Heart of Film Conference Partypresented by the International Screenwriters’ Association.

You will be considered for acceptance onto the ISA Development Slate where we will share your script and podcast episode to ISA approved Industry Pros and new media outlets including AwesomenessTV and more. If you produce your short script within 18 months of winning, we’ll cover your entry fee towards three major Hollywood short film festivals.


ISA Development Program


All 3 Winners Also Receive:

CAREER COACHING with Lee Jessup. Over the past 20+ years, Lee has mentored established and emerging screenwriters in film, television and new media, while also consulting and instructing for major networks and studios

EXPOSURE through various media outlets including The Tracking Board and Film Inquiry.

The winners will be listed on The Tracking Board website’s ISA Spotlight section and a dedicated announcement submitted to over 1,700 Industry Professionals for review.

The Tracking Board - Film Inquiry

ADDITIONAL PRIZES from the Top 10 and Semi-Finalist categories.


Top 10 Winners

1 Year ISAConnect ($100 Value)

Subscription to MovieMaker Magazine

Not Just Another Book on the Craft of Screenwriting

Screenwriting Book by Max Timm

Short or Web Series Pilot Top 25

The Craft Course Online ($99 Value)

Go beyond the basics of screenwriting, forget all of the fancy vocabulary, and let’s get your script finished! Receive immediate access to all lessons, lectures, and audio, and the material provided within this full development screenwriting course will help you build your script, one step at a time. This course allows you to work at your own pace and finish a script in less than 12 weeks! You can start and finish whenever you like.