Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance


An evening of ISA
member-written short films!

2nd Annual

A Night at the Movies

by Erik Carlson

Blue White Black

by Greg Best

The Eye

by Justin Norman 

The Gift of the Magpie

by Anita George

Her Incurable Love

by Thor Moreno

Cover Up

by Patricia Arvanis

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Fleur Cinema and Café
4545 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
$8 admission
Human Nature

by Gabriel Tejeda-Benitez

Knock Knock Knock

by Ahmed Obayes

Safe Place

by Dave Stuck


by Lee H. Ross

Use Only As Needed

by David DeBord

"The Disaster Artist"

Saturday, December 9
 Wynnsong 16 in Johnston, IA


Join your fellow ISA members to go see "The Disaster Artist," based on the book of the same title by Greg Sestero, about the story behind and making of 2003's "The Room,"  arguably the worst movie of all time.

See the ISA's Facebook page for more details.

ISA Annual Member Party

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl Restaurant
1000 Bass Pro Drive NW
Altoona, IA 50009


Come one, come all... well, for those who've paid their dues!
It's our annual party -- 20th anniversary edition, celebrating two decades of ISA. 

-- 3 hours of free bowling
-- Drink tickets
-- All you can eat build-your-burger buffet. (Arrive hungry!)

We will be voting for our new board. All positions are available, so PLEASE consider serving your fellow ISA members. Each term is only two years. 

4:00 Socialize
4:45 Vote
5:00 Food


2016 Events:

Filmmaker Q&A with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck

Saturday, August 26, 11:00am–12:30pm
State Historical Museum of Iowa
600 E Locust St, Des Moines, Iowa 50319


Bryan Woods and Scott Beck are two native Iowan filmmakers who have more than a dozen features to their name, an MTV development deal, and have just sold their recent script to Paramount Pictures. 

They are coming back to Iowa for a Q&A hosted by the Iowa Scriptwriter's Alliance, Iowa Motion Picture Association, and Produce Iowa for a chance to educate and inspire Iowa filmmaking.

The Q&A will be moderated by President of the Iowa Scriptwriter's Alliance, Caleb Harris. 30-45 minutes will be set aside at the end to leave for any open questions from the audience.

We're very happy to welcome Bryan and Scott back home and very eager to listen to their story. All are welcome to this public event.

A successful evening of ISA
member-written short films!

The Breadwinner

Written by Justin Norman

Lost & Found

Written by Greg Best and Cameron Downing

Theresa’s Trigger

Written by Wes Worthing

Surrogate Dad

Written by Tom Deiker

Dying of the Light

Written by Robert Dopf


Written by Paul Huenemann

Drop Gun

Written by Lewayne White

The Irrelevant

Written by Greg Best

Ghost of a Chance

Written by Michael Berg

Q&A with screenwriters followed.
Thanks for joining us, and making the evening a great success! We hope to see you at the next one in 2017!


Film Producers Guest Panel
Monday, August 15
The Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Ave, Des Moines 50310


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Fleur Cinema and Café
4545 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
$8 admission
ISA Annual Meeting
Saturday, July 16
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill
1000 Bass Pro Drive NW
Altoona 50009


Color Correction Workshop
Saturday, July 9
Featuring Greg Best


Distribution Workshop
Saturday, May 7
Featuring Benjamin F. Renzo, Esq.


Directors Panel
Thursday, January 28
Urbandale Public Library


2017 Events:


ISA's showcase of short films, all written by Iowans/ISA members, is now a yearly event.


Here is this year's lineup:

Black Canaries
The Night Visitor 
The Wake-up Call
The Merge
The Hatman
Whistle Boys

3rd Annual

Monday, October 22
7:00pm at Flix Brewhouse


Check back soon to order advance tickets!

Fourth Annual
IMPA Golden Globes Watch Party
Sunday, January 8
Doors open at 5:30pm
Fleur Cinema & Café


Fill out your ballot—prizes awarded to the most accurate predictions! RSVP to win a free gIft certificate to the Fleur!




See you there!



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