Screenplay Competition

The 2019 Mexico International Film Festival and Awards Screenplay Competition Call for Entries is now open.

Three top Winners will be honored in both the feature and short screenplay categories along with 10 Official Finalists, respectively.

The Mexico International Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.


Early Deadline - July 16, 2018
Regular Deadline - September 16, 2018
Official Deadline - November 16, 2018
Late Deadline - January 16, 2019
Extended Deadline - March 16, 2019
Final Deadline - April 16, 2019

Announcement Date - May 16, 2019


Early Bird - $30
Regular Deadline - $35
Official Deadline - $40 
Late Deadline - $45 
Extended Deadline - $50 
Final Deadline - $55

Rules and Regulations for Screenplay Competition Entry

If a submission involves two or more writers as applicants, the award will be shared among them.

Awards are based on overall merits of the screenplays.

Entry fee is nonrefundable.

Entrants retain all rights to their screenplays.

Screenplays must be original work, however, adaptations are accepted.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted separately via FilmFreeway.

Script materials will not be returned.

The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

Once the Official Jury has concluded the judging process, screenplay competition winners will be announced on this website and via Internet promotional channels. There will be no physical awards ceremony.

Mexico International Film Festival and Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes in event scheduling.

Accepted screenplay formats are PDF, Word, Final Draft, Word, and Movie Magic.

You agree to indemnify and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, partners, and subsidiaries harmless from all claims and liability arising from your entry or participation in the Mexico International Film Festival and Awards.

By submitting your screenplay into competition in the Mexico International Film Festival and Awards you agree that you have read, accept, will abide by all rules and regulations.

Best of luck in the competition!