Austin Prizes

Let US Take YOU to the Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference
Grand Prize Winner (Feature or TV Pilot)

While in Austin, you’ll gain exposure with directors, producers and other industry pros through a live Table Read performance of your script by professional actors. Plus, you’ll receive a Conference Badge ($375 Value) to The Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference, including four days of conference panels, participation in the UCLA Story Break Panel, ISA sponsored events, five days of festival screenings and parties, plus many more incredible prizes. After the conference, you will receive a consult with Jim V. Hart (Writer of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Contact) and be invited onto the ISA Development Slate for a full year. 

$1000 Cash

Flight & Lodging

A Live Table Read of Excerpts from Your Script

Hollywood Pitch Festival
Conference Badge

to the Austin Film Festival

Conference Panels, ISA Events & Parties

Invitation onto the
ISA Development Slate

Hollywood Pitch Festival


Prior to your Table Read showcase, the director will 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.

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 &
ISA Development Consideration

Podcast of
Your Script

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.

Top 10 (Features/Pilots)

1 Year ISAConnect
($100 Value)

Top 50 (Features/Pilots)

The Hart Chart
Writer’s Toolkit
($100 Value)

Top 100 Feature/Pilots & Top 25  Short/Web Series 

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 materials. This full development screenwriting course will help you build your script, one step at a time. Work at your own pace and finish a script in less than 12 weeks!