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International Horror and Sci Fi Short Screenplay Competition

International Horror and Sci Fi Screenplay Competition

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7000 E Mayo Blvd Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
602-955-6444 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Objective

To discover the best un-produced short screenplays by talented writers and present their work to LEADING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

Please refer to website for complete rules and regulations.

Awards

  • $300 1st place
  • Inktip Listing
  • VIP Festival Tickets
  • Script Pipeline Prize

International Horror and Sci Fi Screenplay Competition

Contact

7000 E Mayo Blvd Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
602-955-6444 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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International Horror and Sci Fi Screenplay Competition

Contact

7000 E Mayo Blvd Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
602-955-6444 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

International Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival Announces Screenplay Winners

Tom Flynn's Accidentally Dead has been named the 1st Place winner of the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 10/24/2007

International Horror/Sci-fi Competition Announces Top 10

The International Horror/Sci-fi Screenplay competition has announced their top 10 finalists. Winners will be announced on October 10th, 2006.

Updated: 09/20/2006

International Horror and Sci Fi Screenplay Competition Announces Contest Winners

Robert C. Hull's DayTrippers has been announced as the winner of the International Horror and Sci Fi Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 10/24/2005

International Horror and Sci Fi Screenplay Competition

Contact

7000 E Mayo Blvd Suite 1059
Phoenix, AZ 85054
602-955-6444 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: office@phxfilm.com

Contact: Jason Carney, Executive Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Colin Costello

An interview with screenwriter Colin Costello regarding the Horror/Sci-Fi Writing Competition.

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

A: Sleep Tight is a horror movie, with elements of comedy, that looks at what happens when a serene small town is infested with mutated bed bugs.

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

A: Sleep Tight has had an interesting life. It was the second script I ever wrote and finished as a finalist in Scriptapalooza back in 2001. It was called Bed Bugs then. In between being optioned (twice) and attached (twice) I have re-written Sleep Tight and hopefully made it better. I have also entered it in other contests such as Screamfest (as Bed Bugs), Horror Fest, Hollywood's Next Success. It always did well, but was a finalist. Then I rewrote it again, when it was optioned. And now I think it's the best it has ever been. It finished 3rd at the International Horror and Sci Fi Fest. And it was a finalist (again) at The Terror Film Fest.

I decided to focus my horror scripts on the horror fests. These are where the real fans and judges are.

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: Overall, I was very satisfied with the way the contests have been run. They all have their hiccups, but at the end of the day I can't complain.

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

A: Not really. I mean with the International award, the top 3 scripts go to Lion's Gate. So I think that's feedback enough.

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

A: We will see. It makes my manager feel like a proud poppa.

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

A: I started off in advertising. Did it for many many years. And I had the opportunity to meet and work with lots of amazing people - Spike Lee, Maya Angelou, Steve Beck, Ridley Scott, Michael Bay, Jan DeBont, Tim Burton, Marcus Nispel, Lloyd Stein. They all felt I was a promising writer and egged me on to write.

So I finally said good-bye to the ad world and tried the daunting task of breaking into features. My first film A Miami Tail was released to DVD in 2003. It's dreadful. I felt the producers gutted it and cast actors who couldn't act. But at the end of the day, my fourth script became a movie. It's a credit. And it just gives me a little more leverage in pitch meetings.

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

A: I live in Chicago. But LA is my second home. If I can get some more projects going then yes I would load the car and move to Beverly. Hills that is.

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

A: I never stop working. I recently finished a write for hire - a period horror movie based on a legend. And I have just finished a new spec. A superhero comedy with hot chicks. My two favorite things on the planet! Next I am going to co-write a dramatic sports spec and then a zombie spec. And then next year, I plan to rewrite some of my deceased co-writer's specs and try to market them for him.

Of course if my manager sells something or gets me a new assignment all of that gets put on the back burner.

And finally, I just want to enjoy a nice long winter with my baby girls and wife. And our new dog, Krypto.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007