Contest Rules

We only accept submissions directly or through partner websites like FilmFreeway.

Script cover pages must contain author name(s), script title, email, and phone number of at least 1 writer.

No limit to the length of the scripts.

Writers retain all rights to their work.

Scripts can be in script or treatment form.

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 must not contact the judges during the competition.

All fees are non refundable. Contest is void where prohibited by law, be it state, federal, or local.

Employees and family members of the film festival are not eligible.

All fees are non-refundable

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All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant and entrant’s writing partner.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.

Material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.

Professional writers, journalists, poets, and previous contest winners are eligible as well as amateur writers.

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 Latino Screenwriting Competition is in no way affiliated with any other film festival, screenwriting competition, writing group, networking group, film school, or film related enterprise or organization.

We reserve the right to revoke recognition status at any time with or without cause.

All judging is done at our sole discretion. We may have outside input, but all judging and all decisions are made at our sole discretion. To prevent tampering we do not reveal the identities of our judges.

We do not offer script notes and or script advice unless paid for at the time of entry. We are looking to reward professional level writers that we can help get to the next level by recognizing their work. If these are services you desire, we recommend hiring a script consultant. These services can be found via a simple google search.

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. We can not force our industry partners to option your property and or sign you as a client.

Past prizes listed in winner reviews should not be construed as current prizes. All current prizes are spelled out on our website. We also do not reveal the names of recipients on our industry distribution list.

By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.