New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

New York City Horror

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PO Box 8582
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201-666-6729 (voice)

Web:
https://nychorrorfest.com/
Email:
submissions@nychorrorfest.com

Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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Objective

New York City's longest running horror film festival. Established by MooDude Films CEO / Producer / Director / Michael J. Hein in 2001. The NYCHFF is a four-day event that takes place each November in New York City. The NYCHFF has grown to be a world recognized event, with industry, filmmakers, and press attention from around the globe. The Hein Family is committed to keeping the festival alive in memory of the truly missed and loved founder Michael J Hein. The festival is competitive, screening approximately 50-60 films each year.

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Seeking unproduced short and feature horror, horror-comedy, thriller, dark comedy or sci-fi screenplays. The goal is to find scripts that read well on the page and have the scares and sensibilities we often look for in the produced film submissions and official selections that screen. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 09/01/2022

Notification: October 30, 2022

Rules

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Unproduced status will be one of the factors considered when determining a screenplay’s inclusion in the New York City Horror Film Festival. World, U.S., East Coast. Feature film or shorts screenplays must not have had any commercial, theatrical, TV, internet or festival screenings on the east coast within 6 months of the NYCHFF. Screenplays must not have had any commercial, theatrical, television or internet play in the United States. Please use our Script Submissions Page on FilmFreeway to submit your materials.
  • Length: Feature screenplays (85-120 pgs.) / Short screenplays (1-30 pgs.)
Note: There are no fee waivers or discounted entry fees available for this festival.

Awards

Best Unproduced Short Screenplay
Best Unproduced Feature Screenplay

Screenplay Finalists may receive Complimentary Passes to the film festival.

Winners receive an official New York City Horror Film Festival plaque

New York City Horror

Contact

PO Box 8582
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201-666-6729 (voice)

Web:
https://nychorrorfest.com/
Email:
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Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO Box 8582
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201-666-6729 (voice)

Web:
https://nychorrorfest.com/
Email:
submissions@nychorrorfest.com

Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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Contest News

NYC Horror Film Festival Announces Screenplay Contest Results

THE MORBS by Greg Sisco has been named the winner of the 2022 NYC Horror Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Head by Joseph Graham was named the Short Script Competition winner.

WINNERS:

Best Unproduced Feature
THE MORBS by Greg Sisco

Best Unproduced Short
HEAD by Joseph Graham

FINALISTS:

Unproduced Features
ABRAHAM VAN HELSING AND THE HUNT FOR JACK THE RIPPER by Gary M. Raskin
Murder Gras by Samuel P. Fortsch, Ryan Williams
Septicemia by Ben Floss
The Murder Show by Shane Spiegel, Justin Reager

Unproduced Shorts
FREEDA by Lorenzo Colonna, Giada Mazzoleni
RANDY NOOMAN’S GREATEST DAY by Aaron S. Barrocas
REFLECTION by Lisa Ovies
THE UNWRAPPING by Patrick Joseph Mediate, Aaron McLane

SEMI-FINALISTS:

Unproduced Features
13th STREET SCARE by Cecilia Copeland
ABYSSUS by Eric Hanson, Derek Stewart
AIRB-N-BLOOD by Aaron Barrocas
PINKY by Scott Caswell
PSYCHOPATHY by Tanya Klein, Jim Cirile

Unproduced Shorts
DO NOT DISTURB WHATEVER IS IN ROOM 255 by Jeremy Herbert
LET’S PLAY A GAME by Shane Thompson
MY DEAD SISTER by Janet L. Loftis
SURPRISE BABY SHOWER by Tim Troemner
THE WESTWOOD WITCH by Gregory Steve Kovacs

Updated: 01/17/2023

New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO Box 8582
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201-666-6729 (voice)

Web:
https://nychorrorfest.com/
Email:
submissions@nychorrorfest.com

Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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