New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition & Film Awards

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New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition & Film Awards


Welcome to the New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition & Film Awards.

We love New York and we love film! We especially loves films shot, set, about, or written and produced and starring New Yorkers! And by New Yorker, we mean New Yorkers from the State, the City, and around the world. Even New Yorkers who haven’t made it here yet. We love you all. (And no, you don’t have to be here or be from here to submit your work).

We want to inspire New York’s next generation of great writers and filmmakers. We care deeply about nurturing, developing, and furthering the careers of the next generation of New York filmmakers and screenwriters from the U.S. and around the world. Our team is passionate about discovering new talent. Our greatest joy is in finding and recognizing talented artists first.

We want our festival to inspire up and coming artists who are passionate about film. We are especially passionate about supporting artists in the ‘Mecca’ we call home. We love so many of the great films set in New York and made by New Yorkers. As such we love all kinds of genres of film from studio blockbusters to little indies. No two paths are ever the same and no two stories are either.

We accept projects from all over the world not just the US and from writers of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities, sexes and sexual orientations.

New York has a long history of producing the most talented writers and filmmakers in the world. We want to continue that tradition. We are an independent organization and we want to inspire and support artists at all levels to make great films in, about, or around New York. We love film and we love filmmakers. And we want to do everything we can to support the people who make them. We want to inspire an entire generation of filmmakers to tell great stories in New York, the US, and abroad. The New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition & Film Awards is a Cinema Public House production. We are a US based independent festival company that produces both live festivals and online festivals all over the world. This festival is currently online only.

We want to put writers and artists on the map so their films get made and we can see them on the silver screen.

Award & Prizes

The NYMSC rewards winners with various prizes including consultation packages provided by Roadmap Writers with talent managers and development executives in New York and Los Angeles. Our grand prize screenwriting winner receives a one hour consultation with script notes from a top lit manager or production executive this is in addition to a page and a half of script notes from our final round judges. Our other screenwriting finalists both receive one consultation each with an established talent manager and or production executive.

Screenwriting winners will receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you’ll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film.

Please note that only the top three screenwriting finalists receive industry introductions. Semi-finalists and filmmakers only receive laurels and online recognition like at most festivals. Prizes and recognition are not awarded to any other entrants.

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