The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

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West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

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https://www.killershortscontest.com
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Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Objective

The Screenwriters Network presents, the 1st Annual Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition! Prizes include guaranteed industry reads at Paradigm Talent Agency, Grey Matter Productions, Good Fear Content & Affirmative Entertainment!

In the past few years, horror shorts have become a goldmine for Hollywood. Feature films such as The Babadook, Lights Out, Mama and Saw originated as proof-of-concept shorts. Shorts like Whisper, The Burden, Behind, Sweet Tooth, and Milk, were discovered by producers like James Wan and Sam Raimi and are now in development as features.

It all starts with the script.

Killer Shorts was created to discover, inspire and promote emerging screenwriters around the world as we dig up the freshest new voices in horror. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 12/15/2019

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Notification: Quarterfinalists – February 14th, 2020; Semifinalists – February 28th, 2020; Winners – March 13th, 2020.

Rules

Screenplays entered must 35 pages or under, not include the writer's contact information on any page, be written in English, and adhere to industry standard screenplay format. For a full list of rules, please visit the official website.

Awards

PRIZES The Killer Shorts prize packages aim to arm screenwriters with the tools they need to continue writing, get their current script in shape for other contests, and provide exposure!

DISTRIBUTION (TOP THREE WINNERS) Killer Shorts is proud to partner with a network of literary managers, agents, executives, and producers who are actively seeking fresh voices in horror screenwriting and recognize the potential in short form content as a way of breaking into the industry. They have a proven track record of discovering talent via their horror shorts, including Leigh Whannell (Saw), James Wan (Saw), David Sandberg (Lights Out), Angel Gómez Hernández (Behind), Julian Terry (Whisper, They Hear It), Nico van den Brink (Sweet Tooth, The Burden), and more.

The Top 3 scripts will be read by agents, managers and producers at the following companies:

Grey Matter Productions, Paradigm Talent Agency, Affirmative Entertainment and Good Fear Content.

1ST PLACE PRIZE

  • Circulation and personal recommendation of the top 3 scripts to our network of industry professionals (agents, managers, producers and studio executives)
  • Free Copy of Final Draft Screenwriting Software ($249 Value)
  • Waived Entry to WeScreenplay Shorts, Screencraft Shorts, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest and Oregon Scream Horror Week Film Festival
  • 5 Free Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest
  • 1 Year Free Subscription to Shudder
  • 1 Year VIP Platinum Membership on Screenwriters Network
  • Increased Rank on Coverfly's The Red List, with exposure to thousands of industry professionals who are looking for great screenplays
  • 100 Tokens on Screenwriters Network
  • Framed Winner’s Certificate
  • Mystery Box of Dread
2ND PLACE PRIZE
  • Circulation and personal recommendation of the top 3 scripts to our network of industry professionals (agents, managers, producers and studio executives)
  • Free Copy of Final Draft Screenwriting Software ($249 Value)
  • Waived Entry to WeScreenplay Shorts, Screencraft Shorts, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest and Oregon Scream Horror Week Film Festival
  • 5 Free Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest
  • 6 Months Free Subscription to Shudder
  • 6 Months VIP Platinum Membership on Screenwriters Network
  • Increased Rank on Coverfly's The Red List, with exposure to thousands of industry professionals who are looking for great screenplays
  • 75 Tokens on Screenwriters Network
  • Framed Winner’s Certificate
  • Mystery Box of Dread
3RD PLACE PRIZE
  • Circulation and personal recommendation of the top 3 scripts to our network of industry professionals (agents, managers, producers and studio executives)
  • Free Copy of Final Draft Screenwriting Software ($249 Value)
  • Waived Entry to WeScreenplay Shorts, Screencraft Shorts, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest and Oregon Scream Horror
  • Week Film Festival
  • 5 Free Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest
  • 3 Months Free Subscription to Shudder
  • 3 Months VIP Platinum Membership on Screenwriters Network
  • Increased Rank on Coverfly's The Red List, with exposure to thousands of industry professionals who are looking for great screenplays
  • 50 Tokens on Screenwriters Network
  • Framed Winner’s Certificate
  • Mystery Box of Dread
  • 5 pages of in-depth analysis and actionable advice from The Script Butcher!
QUARTER FINALISTS
  • All Quarter Finalists will receive 1 Free Pitch from Virtual Pitch Fest, plus contest laurels, 10 Tokens to use in the Screenwriters Network Discord Server and 5 Coverfly Tokens.

Killer Shorts Horror

Contact

PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

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PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

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https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Contest News

Killer Shorts Names 2020 Contest Finalists & Winners

Allen Roughton has been named the 1st Place Winner of The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition for his short script AN APPLE A DAY. CJ Whitehead has been named the 2nd Place Winner for THE NO-NO MAN, and Chris Hicks has been named the 3rd Place Winner for THE BUTTER STREET HITCHHIKER. [Updated: 03/13/2020]

Killer Short Names Contest Semifinalists

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition has announced their 2020 Semi-Finalists, representing approximately the top 5% of all submissions. [Updated: 03/01/2020]

Killer Shorts Names Quarterfinalists

The Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition has announced their 2020 quarterfinalists, the top 100 entries from a total of 765 submissions. [Updated: 02/14/2020]

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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