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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: http://www.shriekfest.com
Email: shriekfest@aol.com

Contact: Denise Gossett, Founder/Director
MovieBytes Interview: Denise Gossett

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 16    
Have you entered?
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Objective

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in its 17th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country. We offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in a world-famous city. SHRIEKFEST draws in over 5,000 attendees each year. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region's diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and scifi fans. Join us for an opening night party on Thursday and then enjoy the fest the rest of the weekend! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more info: @shriekfest.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/10/2017

Notification: October 2017

Rules

Accepts shorts & features in the Horror/Thriller/Science fiction genres.

Awards

Cash, product awards, and trophies.

SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: http://www.shriekfest.com
Email: shriekfest@aol.com

Contact: Denise Gossett, Founder/Director
MovieBytes Interview: Denise Gossett

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 16    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: http://www.shriekfest.com
Email: shriekfest@aol.com

Contact: Denise Gossett, Founder/Director
MovieBytes Interview: Denise Gossett

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 16    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Shriekfest Announces Screenplay Finalists

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has announced its screenplay finalists and semifinalists.

Updated: 08/14/2006

Shriekfest Announces 2005 Competition Winners

Shriekfest has named "The Bond of Saint Marcel" by Jennifer Quintenz as their Best Feature Screenplay for 2005.

Updated: 09/30/2005

Shriekfest Announces Award Winners

The 4th Annual Shriekfest Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has announced their award-winners.

Updated: 10/26/2004

A.K.A Shriekfest Call for Entries

A.K.A Shriekfest, the 3rd annual Los Angeles International Horror/Science Fiction Film Festival and SCREENPLAY Competition is currently accepting submissions in all categories.

Updated: 06/11/2003

SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: http://www.shriekfest.com
Email: shriekfest@aol.com

Contact: Denise Gossett, Founder/Director
MovieBytes Interview: Denise Gossett

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 16    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Joe Randazzo

An interview with screenwriter Joe Randazzo regarding the Shriekfest Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: The title is "The Last Request" and it's a ghost story about an elderly man who asks his son to find out what happened to his first love fifty years before.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I figured a horror festival would be a good start, so I submitted it and before long I was in the semi-finals, then the finals and it culminated in a 2nd Place award.

"Last Request" was also entered into the Twin Rivers Media Festival where it is a finalist as of this interview. I should find out the result later this month. It also won the 1st Place Short Drama at The Indie Gathering this year.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: I was very happy with the administration.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: I didn't really ask for any. I'm sure if I asked, I would have received it.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: I've been contacted a few times, but nothing has come out of it yet. I can say I'm being taken much more seriously now than I was before the festival.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I began writing screenplays in high school. I finished my first feature at age 16 and it was terrible. Thankfully, I had three excellent teachers in high school, John Yanello, George MacLarty and Michael Behlen, who were supportive of me. After graduating high school I eventually went on to the School of Visual Arts in New York City and there I had Everett Aison who is a wonderful screenwriting teacher. The man is brutally honest and I respected that in him. If something I wrote was awful, I could expect to hear it, but also he'd tell me how to make it better. On the other hand, if it was great, he would praise you.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: No, I'm based in New York and I pretty much plan on staying on the east coast. That's not to say I wouldn't go out to LA if needed, but I just couldn't live there due to the climate.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I'm always working on several scripts. October 2007 begins a new year for me. Shriekfest is where my year begins. I debut all my genre work there every year.

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007