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Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

8840 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-358-3273 (voice)
310-358-3272 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screamfestla.com

Contact: Rachel Belofsky, Festival Director/Founder

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
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Objective

Screamfest was formed in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/sci-fi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry. We are very proud that the majority of the films showcased now have distribution. Writers have garnered representation due to the festival.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 06/15/2017

Notification: October 5

Rules

  • Screenplays can be submitted online.
  • Online entrants can complete their application, make their credit card payment and upload a PDF version of their script.
  • Feature film script length should be at least 75 pages and not over 130 (there is no page limit).
  • We will notify screenplay finalists in October. The winning screenplay will be announced at the festival closing night awards ceremony.
  • The screenplay finalists will be announced in an email sent to you from Screamfest and posted on the front page of the Screamfest website in October.
  • Please add our email address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list so that any correspondence with Screamfest will not be blocked or filtered into your bulk folder.

Awards

Top 4 Finalist will receive:
  • Movie Magic Screenwriting software
  • A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
  • Publish your logline in InkTip's bi-monthly publication sent to nearly 15,000 producers, agents and managers.
Winning Screenwriter will receive:
    General meeting with Blumhouse Productions
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Our amazing gold skull trophy
  • Movie Magic Screenwriting software
  • A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
  • Publish your logline in InkTip's bi-monthly publication sent to nearly 15,000 producers, agents and managers.
  • SellAScript.com Total Script Express.
  • One Year free listing in SellAScript.com Script Marketplace.
  • Six month access to SellAScript.com Writers Rolodex.

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

8840 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-358-3273 (voice)
310-358-3272 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screamfestla.com

Contact: Rachel Belofsky, Festival Director/Founder

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

8840 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-358-3273 (voice)
310-358-3272 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screamfestla.com

Contact: Rachel Belofsky, Festival Director/Founder

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

ScreamFest Names Contest Winner

Plum Island by Matthew Lee Blackburn has been named the winner of the 2016 ScreamFest Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 11/01/2016

ScreamFest Names Top Five Screenplays

ScreamFest has named announced their Top 5 Horror Screenplays for 2015.

Updated: 11/09/2015

Screamfest Names 2014 Contest Winners

Asylum by Michael Strode & Eric Wostenberg has been named the winner of the 2014 Screamfest Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 11/24/2014

2012 ScreamFest Results

Jeremy D. Christensen's The Gaslamp Horror has been named the "Best Screenplay" Winner of the 2012 ScreamFest Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 03/29/2013

ScreamFest Announces Contest Results

Hate Night by VJ & Justin Boyd has been named the winner of the ScreamFest Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 11/04/2009

ScreamFest Announces Contest Winners

Haunted High by MV Gerhard & Matt Verboys has been named the winner of the 2008 ScreamFest Sreenwriting Competition.

Updated: 11/14/2008

Screamfest Announces Finalists

Screamfest has announced their screenplay finalists for 2008.

Updated: 10/08/2008

ScreamFest Announces Screenplay Contest Winner

ScreamFest has has announced Paul J. Da Silva as the winner of their Best Screenplay Award for his feature script NIGHTFALL.

Updated: 10/27/2005

Screamfest Announces Screenplay Finalists

The Top 5 Finalists for the Screamfest Screenplay Competition have been announced.

Updated: 10/14/2005

ScreamFest Announces Contest Winners

Michael Raymond's the Domain has been named the winner of the 2004 ScreamFest screenwriting competition.

Updated: 11/02/2004

Screamfest Announces Contest Winners

Franciso Castro has been named the winner of the Screamfest Horror Screenwriting Competition for his script, DESOLATE. James Stevens won the short script competition for his script, SOULS.

Updated: 10/22/2003

Screamfest Hosts Cystic Fibrosis Charity Event

Kick off the Halloween season and raise money for the CF Foundation. Spider-Man 2 director Sam Raimi will host a Q&A this year at ScreamFest LA.

Updated: 10/01/2003

Screamfest Announces Contest Finalists

Screamfest has announced their 2003 feature and short screenplay competition finalists.

Updated: 10/01/2003

Robert McKee to Host Horror Day at Screamfest

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is very happy to announce that Robert McKee will host his HORROR DAY Horror/Film Analysis, a one day seminar on Horror writing, as part of Screamfest on Oct. 11th in LA at the LA Film School.

Updated: 04/27/2003

KOLOBOS Named Best Picture at 2002 ScreamFest Awards

In the screenplay competition, William Scheck of Cleveland, Ohio (Sheck placed in the top ten percent of the 2001 Nicholl’s Fellowship) took home Best Horror Comedy for his script RAVENNA, Jamie Deise won Best Horror Screenplay for BLOODLINES and Best Horror Short Screenplay went to RESET by Andrew Hunt and Christina Hall.

Updated: 10/29/2002

ScreamFest Announces Contest Finalists

The Screamfest Screenplay Competiton has announced their finalists and semifinalists.

Updated: 10/08/2002

ScreamFest Announces Contest Results

VAMPIRE'S HELL has been named the winner of the ScreamFest screenplay competition.

Updated: 11/01/2001

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

8840 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-358-3273 (voice)
310-358-3272 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screamfestla.com

Contact: Rachel Belofsky, Festival Director/Founder

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Jeremy Christensen

An interview with screenwriter Jeremy Christensen regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/14/2013

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Anne Sagel

An interview with screenwriter Anne Sagel regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/29/2009

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter R L Kienbaum

An interview with screenwriter R L Kienbaum regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 10/14/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Francisco Castro

An interview with screenwriter Francisco Castro regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 07/29/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Billy Maddox

An interview with screenwriter Billy Maddox regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/14/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter James Stevens-Arce

An interview with screenwriter James Stevens-Arce regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/08/2004
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