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Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

2012 Eerie Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 98
Edinboro, PA 16412
(814) 873-2483 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: greg@eeriehorrorfest.com

Contact: Greg Ropp, President

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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Objective

The Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition offers beginning, aspiring and veteran screenwriters in the horror genre a chance to have their work recognized by people in the industry and beyond and to provide recognition and exposure for screenwriters in the horror, science fiction and suspense genres. The finalists and top 3 winning screenplays will be announced on all Eerie Horror Film Festival websites and winner's information will be forwarded to industry professionals for consideration.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

Feature scripts = 70 pages or more. Short scripts = 69 pages or less.

Scripts can be uploaded via our Film Freeway account:
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/EerieHorrorFilmFestival

OR

Via Without A Box:
http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3958

Screenplays can also be mailed to us via either of those submission sites. See requirements for mailing scripts below.

Entered script must not be or previously been sold, or produced and must be original work of the author or authors. Multiple authorship is allowed. No corrected pages or additional pages will be accepted after the screenplay has been entered. PLEASE be sure you double check your screenplay for errors, blank pages, etc., before uploading or mailing them to us.If mailing, please enclose TWO (2) copies of your script. ALL Scripts MUST be written in English. Body pages must be correctly numbered. Script title page should contain name of screenplay and the name of the author. Scripts must be in industry standard format and bound with 2 or 3 brads. Must be on white paper.Do not send originals as scripts will not be returned.The Eerie Horror Film Festival is not responsible for screenplays lost, stolen or damaged in transit. Scripts may also be uploaded on line via Film Freeway (preferred) or Without A Box. If entering as a student (ages 10 - 17), a parent or legal guardian must fill out all required paperwork/online forms.You DO NOT have to mail us ANYTHING if uploading (which again is the preferred method of entry).

Awards

Sponsor Awards (to be announced), Festival award, Announcement of win to National and International press, notification of finalists and winners to industry contacts.

2012 Eerie Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 98
Edinboro, PA 16412
(814) 873-2483 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: greg@eeriehorrorfest.com

Contact: Greg Ropp, President

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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2012 Eerie Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 98
Edinboro, PA 16412
(814) 873-2483 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: greg@eeriehorrorfest.com

Contact: Greg Ropp, President

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Updated: 10/02/2009

Eerie Fest Announces Semifinalists

The Eerie Horror Film Festival has announced their 2009 screenplay semifinalists.

Updated: 09/20/2009

Call for Entries: 2009 Eerie Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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Updated: 03/05/2009

Eerie Film Festival Announces 2007 Screenplay Winners

Shed, by Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch, has been named the winner of the 2007 Eerie Horror Film Festival screenwriting competition.

Updated: 09/19/2007

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Updated: 08/10/2006

2012 Eerie Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 98
Edinboro, PA 16412
(814) 873-2483 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: greg@eeriehorrorfest.com

Contact: Greg Ropp, President

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Michael Gibrall

An interview with screenwriter Michael Gibrall regarding the Eerie Horror Writing Competition.

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

A: "Positive Variance"

BLADE RUNNER meets BRAZIL.

An FBI agent investigates a NASA hacker, only to find himself thrown into a new reality. Part futuristic, part ancient, the world has been changed into an almost utopian reality. Yet, unexplainable events, conspiracy, and innocence threaten to dismantle all of existence.

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 wanted to submit to festivals that were genre specific. Eerie Horror Fest accepts sci-fi (which is what my script primarily was), as well as their main genre of horror (which you could argue there was a hint of horror in the script). I have entered other competitions and have been a finalist or semifinalist, at least at this point. More competitions are pending.

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

A: The competition was done just fine. Emails of semifinaists and finalists were done in a timely fashion. I received an award for Best Feature Screenplay and accepted it on stage. Two of the screenplay judges met me after the awards ceremony to discuss the script.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: I had worked on this script on and off for years. It was the first feature screenplay I ever wrote, and did so to teach myself how to write a script, as well as tell a story. I didn't write an outline, as I had the idea in my head for years. I revised the script twice after the original draft.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: Movie Magic Screenwriter.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: Not daily. I go through phases of writing for a while, take a break, and then write some more when I allow myself to regroup.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: I don't know if I'd say that, but I do step away for a bit, maybe sleep on it, then get back to writing.

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

A: I've just finished another feature screenplay that I've just begun submitting to competitions and festivals, as well as a teleplay for a children's TV pilot that I have already produced and directed myself. I was also approached by a comedy group in Las Vegas to write a spec script for their award-winning series of shorts. The script is slated to go into production in the Fall of 2011.

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

A: I live in VA. Not against moving.

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

A: Just finished a new script and have begun submitting into festivals/competitions.

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011