Master's degree of writing




Short Script




First-time Screenwriting


Television Pilot Script

Rules & Terms

1: All scripts must be submitted in English, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.


2: All writers' names should be listed in the online entry form, "written by" credits are optional on the script/pilot file itself. By submitting online to the ASAA Screenplay Competition, entrant warants that all writers have authorized the submission. If a screenplay is written by multiple authors, all awards will be remitted to the entrant of record, with all proceeds to be divided at the writers' discretion.


3: To enter your script electronically, you must submit in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.


4: Entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.


5: Entrants of the ASAA Screenplay Competition retain all rights to their screenplays.


6: Entries must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline.


7: Once a script has been entered into competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.


8: The ASAA Screenplay Competition will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition without prior permission.


9: By entering the ASAA Screenplay Competition, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people or legal entities.


10: Entry fees are non-refundable.


11: Entrants can include author and/or contact information on their entry's cover page at their own discretion, but it is not required.


12: The decisions of the judges are final.


13: ASAA Screenplay Competition reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to competition scheduling at our discretion.


14: Notification of winners and official finalists will be sent by email and posted on our website. It is the responsibility of the winners to redeem any prizes allotted to them by the ASAA Screenplay Competition or our sponsors. Applicants will be repsonsible for providing current contact information and mailing addresses for prize redemption purposes.


15: Winners must have a photo with a white background.






Dates & Deadlines

Opening Date: October 3


Earlybird Deadline: December 6


Regular Deadline: February 9


Late Deadline: April 3


Extended Deadline: June 6


Final Deadline: August 9


Notification Date: September 13


Event Date: September 22



Screenwriting Contest

Master Class

Abdolrahman Sarraei Academic Awards is an international screenwriting contest for independent screenwriters and Master's degree of writing will be awarded to winners.


ASAA will host screenwriting master classes each year, and each writer will write his or her own screenplay during the course, and will be awarded the ASAA Master's degree at the end of the course.



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