Awards and Nominees

CISS Awards & Prizes

The Canada International Screenwriters Summit gives awards in several competitive genres.
Up to three places will be selected for each category (one winner, two runners-up).

The categories are:

Short Screenplay
Less than 40 minutes

Feature Screenplay Awards
Action/Adventure
Canadian
Comedy
Drama
Sci-Fi
Western
Horror/Thriller
Family/Inspirational

Television Awards
30-minute Pilot
60-minute Pilot

Apprentice Awards (Student Submissions Only)
18+
Under 18

Script-to-Film
Best Script to Short
Best Script to Feature

Best In
Best in Canada
Best in Festival (Overall)


The top screenplay overall will have the option to be table-read or live-screened during the Summit, and the top three screenplays selected will receive a lifetime license from WriterDuet.

The winners will also receive a Pro Badge to the 2017 Canada International Screenwriters Summit (est. value $500 CAD).

We believe in transparency as a crucial aspect of CISS. Thus, each script will be graded off the same evaluation sheet, which can you view at the link. If you wish to receive the evaluation after our announcement of the winners, please send a request with your name, the name of your script, and your contact information to script@caniscreenwrite.com.