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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?
Please submit a Report card.

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 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 James Stevens-Arce

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

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

A: "Souls" is a 35-minute contemporary psychological thriller, which some readers have described as "Psycho" meets "The Silence of the Lambs," about a murder that takes place in a seedy bar and the unexpected revelations that come out during the ensuing FBI interrogation.

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 entered this contest because it focuses on horror, a genre into which my script falls, and it included a competition for short-form screenplays.

To date, I have entered no other contests with it yet.

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'm fully satisfied with the contest and its administration, and I did receive the promised awards.

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

A: No feedback was promised and none has been received.

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

A: I believe my script's winning first place in its category will help me obtain financial assistance from my local government film fund (I live in San Juan, Puerto Rico).

To date, no agents, managers, or producers have contacted me as a result of my script's winning this contest.

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

A: I'm an independent writer-producer-director in the advertising business in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

I've written four feature-length screenplays: "Soulsaver," a sci-fi action-drama adapted from my award-winning novel of the same name, "Blind Man, Preacher Man," a 19th-century action-drama which semifinaled in the New York Latino International Film Festival, "All You Need is Love," a 1960s romantic comedy/buddy movie, and "Sins of the Heart," a contemporary noir detective story which made the top 5% in the Nicholl and the top 10% at the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.

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

A: I live in San Juan, Puerto Rico. If I get a job as a staff writer on a new crime drama series I'm up for, I plan to live in L.A. during those months of the year in which we are in production and my presence there is required.

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

A: I've been hired to write an indie script in Spanish for a local production company and I'm writing an Elmore Leonard-type contemporary crime spec script in English (think GET SHORTY and TISHOMINGO BLUES) on my own.

Posted Thursday, January 8, 2004