The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

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PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

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

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Objective

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it.

Our Top 10 finalists will be read by a jury of over a dozen literary managers, producers, filmmakers, and absolute horror legends.

Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, career consultations, Final Draft 12, Shudder subscriptions, a killer trophy, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, and so much more.

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Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early September 3, 2021 $20.00 31
Regular October 31, 2021 $25.00 89
Final November 26, 2021 $30.00 115
Extended December 17, 2021 $35.00 136

Free entry is available for VIP members of the Screenwriters Network Discord Server. Learn more at https://thescreenwritersnetwork.com

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Notification: February 13, 2022

Rules

Screenplays entered must 25 pages or under, be written in English, and adhere to industry standard screenplay format. For a full list of rules, please visit the official website.

Awards

This year's jury includes:

  • Xavier Burgin - Director (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror)
  • Gigi Saul Guerrero - Director (Culture Shock, The Purge, El Gigante)
  • Joe Bob Briggs - Film Critic, Performer
  • Scott Stoops - Literary Manager - Good Fear Content
  • Daniel Seco - Literary Manager - Empirical Evidence
  • Julian Terry - Filmmaker (Whisper, The Nurse, They Hear It)
  • Chelsea Lupkin - Senior Programmer at Short of the Week, Filmmaker (Flagged, Lucy's Tale)
  • Glenn Cockburn - Literary Manager - Meridian Artists
  • John Zaozirny - Literary Manager / Producer - Bellevue Productions
  • Barbara Crampton - Actress (You're Next, From Beyond, Chopping Mall, Re-Animator)
  • Jenn Wexler - Filmmaker (The Ranger, ABC's of Death 2, Slumber Party)
  • Scott Carr - Literary Manager - Management SGC
  • Sophie Carroll - Programming Manager - ALTER
  • Jason Tamasco - Producer - Bad Idea Films
  • Matthew Dartnell - Literary Manager - Writ Large
  • Zack Zucker - Literary Manager / Producer - Bellevue Productions
The Top 3 Winners Receive:
  • Circulation and recommendation to our network of Hollywood managers, agents, producers, and development executives.
  • Career consultations with Coverfly's Head of Development.
  • Final Draft 12 Screenwriting Software.
  • Waived entry to multiple other contests and festivals.
  • A Killer Trophy!
  • Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List.
  • Killer swag courtesy of Rue Morgue, Slasher TV, 1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys & Collectibles, Fright Rags, Waxwork Records, Ghoulish Gary, and more. Shudder subscriptions (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • ISAConnect Memberships (1 year, 6 months, 6 months)
  • VIP Platinum Memberships on Screenwriters Network (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • Plus, our 3rd Place Winner will receive 5 pages of in-depth analysis and actionable advice from The Script Butcher!

Top 10 Finalists Receive:

Finalist Laurels, Final Draft license, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus, your script will be read by our panel of industry judges.

Semi-Finalists Receive:

Semi Finalist Laurels, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus your screenplay will be made available by request to potential producers and filmmakers.

Quarter Finalists Receive:

Quarter Finalist Laurels, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, and 5 Coverfly Tokens for use on Coverfly’s free peer-to-peer notes exchange.

Killer Shorts Horror

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

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

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

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Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

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

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

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Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Contest News

Killer Shorts Names Contest Winners

THIS HUNGER by Alessandra Jara Del Castillo has been selected from more than 950 entries as the Season 2 Grand Prize Winner of the Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition. COPY CAT by Vanessa Branch has been selected as the 2nd Place Winner; and HIDE YOUR CRAZY by Austin Kase has been selected as the 3rd Place Winner. [Updated: 04/26/2021]

Killer Shorts Announces Top 10 Finalists

The Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition has announced their top 10 Finalists from among 952 submissions. The Top 3 Winners will be announced April 26th. [Updated: 03/15/2021]

Killer Shorts Names Horror Screenplay Semifinalists

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition has announced their 2021 semifinalists, representing approximately the top 5% of all submissions. [Updated: 03/01/2021]

Killer Shorts Names Quarterfinalists

Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition has announced their 2021 Quarterfinalists, representing approximately the top 15% of all submissions. [Updated: 02/15/2021]

Screenwriters Network Launches 2nd Annual 'Killer Shorts' Horror Short Screenplay Competition

The Screenwriters Network has partnered with literary managers, producers and executives to unearth the next visionary talent in horror. The Top 10 scripts will be read by a star-studded panel of industry judges, with a further combined $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including copies of Final Draft screenwriting software, waived entry fees to multiple screenwriting contests, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, free subscriptions to on-demand horror streaming service Shudder, and more. [Updated: 07/01/2020]

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

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

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
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