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Jessica Jiji

SCREENPLAYS * TELEPLAYS * SHORTS * NOVELS

Jessica Jiji has earned the Page International Screenwriting Award Gold Prize, Winner of the Big Apple Film Festival as well as Semifinalist and Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival in screenwriting competitions. Her works include:

"World Class” (Screenplay)
Gold Prize Winner, Page International Screenplay Awards, 2022
Semifinalist, Austin Film Festival, 2022
Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Summer 2022
Quarterfinalist, Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition 2021
Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Winter 2021
Quarterfinalist, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022

"Transjordan" (Short)
Winner, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition Fall 2022

"The Songstress of Baghdad" (Screenplay)
Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival, 2022
Quarterfinalist, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition Spring 2022

"Fakes" (Teleplay)
Quarterfinalist, Page International Screenwriting Awards Competition 2022
Second Rounder, Launch Pad Pilot Competition 2022
Semifinalist, WeScreenplay TV Contest
Official Selection, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022

"Sh*tcoin" (Screenplay)
Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Summer 2022
Official Selection, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022

“G5 Visa” (Teleplay)
Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft TV Pilot Competition, 2023

"Sextortion" (Screenplay)
Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Summer 2022
Official Selection, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022

"6 Words for Love" by Tak Inagaki & Jessica Jiji (Screenplay)
Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Summer 2022
Official Selection, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022

"Delicacies" by Tak Inagaki & Jessica Jiji (Teleplay)
Second Rounder, Launch Pad Pilot Competition 2022
Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Summer 2022
Quarterfinalist, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022

"Media Darling" (Screenplay)
Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Summer 2022

"The Nearlywed Game" (Screenplay)
Quarterfinalist, the Screenwriters Network Feature Competition, 2022

“The Circle at Liberation Square” (Historical fiction)
Top 100, 6th Annual Launchpad Prose Competition, 2022

“Miss Fortune Teller” (Modern romance)
Coverfly Red List, 2022

Her books have been published in the United States by HarperCollins and some also in Italy by Newton Compton. “Diamonds Take Forever” is  a classic RomCom with an Arabic twist, “How to Judge a Book by its Lover” is a mishap comedy, and “Sweet Dates in Basra” is literary fiction.

She currently works as a video producer.

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