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International Screenplay for a Horror Film

Final Deadline: 01/31/2016 (expired)

Visceral Films in association with Land of Illusions and BAO Productions - one of the largest, continuously running horror theme parks in the US, announces an international screenplay competition for an upcoming feature film to be produced in 2016. The story must be of any horror genre, be between 70-90 pages, contain a mixed ensemble cast of 5-6 characters, and take place at specific locations at Land of Illusions Theme Park.

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Indiepossible International Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 01/31/2016 (expired)

On-line festival open to independent film, web series, shorts and screenplays. Judged by active industry executives. Every screenplay submission, whether or not accepted to the festival, receives a free professional script report analysis performed by a professional screenwriting consultant, plus 10% off any additional screenwriting consultation services.

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New Life Film Festival

Final Deadline: 01/28/2016 (expired)

New Life Film & Script & Music Festival is a competition with cash prizes for filmmakers, musicians and writers.

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iHolly

Final Deadline: 01/16/2016 (expired)

Connecting the Indie Filmmakers and Film Students with a panel of Expert and Celebrity Judges all Working in the Indie Community.

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Toronto International Film and Video Awards

Final Deadline: 01/03/2016 (expired)

The Toronto International Film and Video Awards Inc. (TIFVA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to awarding and showcasing the best independent films from around the world. For your chance to be recognized as the best of the best in independent film- from any genre and from any country around the world- submit to TIFVA.

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Houston Comedy Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/31/2015 (expired)

The Houston Comedy Film Festival (HCFF) is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Houston, Texas.

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Global Independent Film Awards

Final Deadline: 12/31/2015 (expired)

The Global Independent Film Awards is an online awards competition dedicated to recognizing filmmakers and actors for high quality work. We understand the amount of effort, commitment, and dedication that goes into high caliber films. Likewise, we also realize how important it is for filmmakers who achieve success in various aspects of filmmaking to be recognized for their successes.

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Reel Time International

Final Deadline: 12/31/2015 (expired)

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Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/20/2015 (expired)

THE HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (HRIFF) was started to help support and promote independent cinema in Los Angeles, encouraging filmmakers with unique or non-mainstream visions to create films. By offering cash, prizes and awards, the Festival's goal is to stimulate filmmakers in the creation of quality new work. Through offering multiple screenings of the best films to be viewed in theaters by industry professionals and fellow filmmakers, the Festival hopes to give these films an opportunity to find distribution and garner media attention, as well as to provide filmmakers a chance for their work to be shown on the big screen.

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Karmic Shorts

Final Deadline: 12/19/2015 (expired)

Karmic Shorts is a unique short film competition. In addition to being seen by our award-winning board of filmmakers, the winning script will receive a fully realized production. Beyond the connections and resume boosts offered by other competitions, Karmic Shorts gives you the opportunity to bypass the often endless circuit of talks and red tape between competition winners and their production, and jumps right to the part that matters most to you, bringing your script to life.

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Pasadena International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 12/18/2015 (expired)

Now Pasadena has its very own film festival. The old world of film meets the emerging world of new media in the Pasadena International Film Festival. We plan to showcase classics from the very beginning of Hollywood’s golden era, while introducing new media projects. There will be an opening night "Great Gatsby" gala, a closing night black tie Awards Ceremony, and every evening we will host a post-screening mixer at a venue that reflects Old Hollywood -- an era of grace, elegance, and mystery.

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International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Final Deadline: 12/14/2015 (expired)

The International Filmmaker Film Festival of World Cinema LONDON is a unique Film and Unproduced Script event in its 8th year that is celebrating the best and most popular independent and studio films from the global film industry, and has wonderful opportunities for the business of film,

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Fan Fiction Screenplay Festival

Final Deadline: 12/04/2015 (expired)

Submit a FAN FICTION Script of a classic television show, movie series, or iconic franchise. Any past TV show or movie in the history of cinema. For example: You can send in a Friends TV screenplay, or a feature script from the Star Wars universe. Offers writers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their scripts read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS and showcased online for 1000s to see.

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Reel Authors Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/01/2015 (expired)

Dedicated to serving filmmakers and their audiences by celebrating excellence in filmmaking, the Columbus Film Council believes in educating and entertaining people with the art and experience of film and video. Founded in 1950 by a group of progressive educators, the Film Council, through the Columbus International Film + Video Festival (a 6 day event in downtown Columbus), continues their legacy, honoring and screening the work of makers whose creations of vision, beauty and power help us understand the complexities of our world by using their committed artistry to touch our minds and hearts.

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Screenwriter Showcase Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/30/2015 (expired)

The goal of our annual screenwriting contest is to showcase talented screenwriters.

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AURA Screenwriter Awards

Final Deadline: 11/27/2015 (expired)

Welcome to the Aura Screenwriter Awards! Our mission is to recognize new and emerging screenwriters and filmmakers. We offer cash awards and competitive entry fees!

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Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/22/2015 (expired)

The intent of MiSciFi is to showcase the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, and other imaginatively-themed films from around the world. This celebration is set in the trendy and progressively global megalopolis of Miami Florida. Our creative and inspirational environment is ideal to explore films that ponder the infinite possibilities our multiverse holds.

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Beaufort International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/15/2015 (expired)

In 2016 The Beaufort Regional Film Commission and the Beaufort Film Society will present the Tenth Annual Beaufort International Film Festival. Five days of international and local short films, feature films, animation, filmmakers surprises, educational forums, guest speakers, parties, and the quiet charm of historic Beaufort will all be on display.

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Catharsis International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 11/15/2015 (expired)

The Catharsis International Film Festival is an online film festival that wants to support filmmakers around the world. Categories go from short to feature and screenplay.

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Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/01/2015 (expired)

Based in the Hollywood Hills – home to many of the world’s top screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers – the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition offers screenwriters the opportunity to show they belong with the other masters of their craft! With over $1,000 dollars in prizes for feature and short screenplays, our mission is to discover and reward screenwriters who excel in the art of storytelling.

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Marquee Lights Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2015 (expired)

Welcome to the Marquee Lights Competition! We discover new screenwriters and filmmakers, offering affordable entry fees and a $500 cash award to the top screenplay and short film. We invite you to enter the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition!

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Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2015 (expired)

Whether you are a filmmaker, a distributor, or a film enthusiast – the Festival offers you an exciting look into the latest movies to hit the market. Our goal is to bring you the best in the latest films and TV episodes that will encourage, challenge and inspire us to positive values and a greater understanding of the human journey.

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Writers Store Spotlight Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2015 (expired)

Our professional studio readers will carefully read every submission. From these entries, 25 semi-finalists will make it to the next stage and enjoy an honorable mention in Script Magazine and an annual membership to ScreewritingDirectory.com. Next, we’ll narrow it down to 10 finalists who will score a consultation with a ScriptXpert Story Coach, and a one-year ISA CONNECT membership.

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Los Angeles Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/15/2015 (expired)

The Los Angeles Screenplay Contest was created to give screenwriters a new point of access to the film industry and to have their scripts read by professional, industry script readers and create opportunities to sell their stories.

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MAC Horror Festival

Final Deadline: 10/11/2015 (expired)

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Los Angeles Film and Script Festival

Final Deadline: 10/02/2015 (expired)

The primary objective of the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival is to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers and writers from around the world who are trying to increase their distribution and production opportunities. The LAFSF’s numerous award possibilities gives independents the chance to receive the accolades they deserve.

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South Carolina Underground Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/01/2015 (expired)

The South Carolina Underground Film Festival celebrates all genres of independent film in one festival. Taking place in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, SCUFF is truly an international film festival as we are seeking films from all over the globe. The SCUFF will be two packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film.

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Courier Awards

Final Deadline: 09/30/2015 (expired)

Welcome to the Courier Awards! Our mission is to discover new screenwriting talent and emerging filmmakers. The Courier Awards is a green and paperless competition, accepting online submissions and screeners. We invite you to enter the 2015 Courier Awards competition!

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TheWriteRoom Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2015 (expired)

TheWriteRoom.Org/Screenwriting Competition/2015 seeks to support and nurture the artistic entertainment literature(screenplays) of Women for the benefit of an international and domestic audience. Male writers are also invited to participate but all screenplay entries must EITHER have a female protagonist(s), feature dimensional female character(s) and/or have been either WRITTEN, CO-WRITTEN by a woman.

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Big Cross Los Angeles Christian Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/30/2015 (expired)

We are a Christian Film Festival catered to promoting films and stories centered around the gospel. We are looking for submissions of all Christian genre types from Christian horror, Christian dramas, Christian romance & Comedy, End Times genre films and biblical. Films must have a Christian theme in order to be considered for qualification in this years program.

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Dazed 4 Horror Film Festival

Final Deadline: 09/30/2015 (expired)

AZED 4 HORROR is a horror film festival created by movie maker David Daze for indie filmmakers and fans of the genre. As a filmmaker Mr. Daze himself appreciate's the blood, sweat & tears that go into making Feature Movies. And being an indie filmmaker Daze understands how important it is to have a venue to show off your work ie; (film projects) to the genre's many fans.

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New York Los Angeles International Film Festival

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The chief principle behind the NYLA International film festival is to create prominent networking and artistic interaction between talented independent filmmakers, writers, distributers and film enthusiast. The New York Los Angeles International Film Festival is a biannual event taking place in two of the biggest media cities in the world.

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Albuquerque Film Festival

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We are a community of storytellers. We bring storytellers and filmmakers together to support, encourage and share the stories that connect us to the world around us and to each other. We believe stories and the filmmakers who reveal them on screen have the ability to shape our world for the better through original voices and visions. Each year, we bring filmmakers and audiences together along with agents, executives, producer’s reps and film buyers to help facilitate the art and business of story.

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Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

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Our festival specializes in Horror, SF, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Crime Drama and Animation. We also have a categories for Original Un-Produced Screenplays (feature length only), Fan Films, Web Series and Music Videos. This year we are accepting Comedies and Family Films as well. Our Micro-Short category is specifically designed to accommodate short films under 7 mins in length, including those produced for the 48 Hr.

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Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival

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The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival was founded by and for independent filmmakers who seek to recognize the craft of this century’s filmmakers and storytellers from around the globe. As the world gets smaller, and our ability to connect with global cultures becomes easier, we are bringing the world together through the art of film.

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Carmel International Film Festival

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The Carmel International Film Festival is committed to providing artists a platform to share their stories and their art.

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Los Angeles Movie Awards

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The Los Angeles Movie Awards mission is to celebrate Independent Motion Picture and Literary Arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have an opportunity to be awarded for their work. Welcome to the 2015 Los Angeles Movie Awards. The LAMA offers more than just a handful of award possibilities. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of award opportunities between our 10 categories.

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L.A. Independent Artist Film Festival

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At the Los Angeles based Independent Artist Film Festival (IAFF) we believe in the power of celebrating and spotlighting the true indie film maker. We understand what a difficult task it is to create a masterpiece independently... No budget... Just a dream. At the IAFF we award the project, not the names attached. Unlike the more commercialized festivals, we focus on giving you a platform to truly showcase your work.

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Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

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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.

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San Pedro International Film Festival

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The San Pedro International Film Festival was founded to celebrate the diverse culture and community of San Pedro with a wide spectrum of independent film, documentaries, and shorts. SPIFF is committed to exhibiting films that embody inspiring entertainment for all. Works that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the intent that these films enlighten audiences while providing invaluable exposure for filmmakers, local and international.

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TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

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TeaDance hopes to not only show really good independent film, but also educate and entertain the public with films that feature LGBT characters and stories. Our mission is to have LGBT cinema a part of everyday culture and we want to expose it to as many people as we can. For this reason our festival is free to the public. We are currently accepting submissions for our festival and are looking for films and scripts that: are made by LGBT filmmakers and/or feature LGBT characters and/or have subjects that may be of interest to the LGBT community.

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Rod Serling Short Script Competition

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Each script must be written in the same genre and style that would have been suitable to conform with episodes for either THE TWILIGHT ZONE or NIGHT GALLERY. More specifically this means displaying traits of either a horror or a science fiction genre, while exhibiting strong traditional or contemporary social themes. Serling taught at Ithaca College from 1967 until his death in 1975.

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NHMC Television Writers Program

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The NHMC Television Writers Program focuses on the writing of an original TV pilot or a spec episode of a series currently on TV, conducted in an environment that simulates a TV Writers Room. The five-week, total immersion workshop is guided by former NBC V.P. of Script Development, Geoff Harris and is conducted in Studio City, California. A total of 10 writers are accepted nationwide from an established network of non-profit agencies, schools, universities, guilds and media organizations.

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Glendale International Film Festival

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This is the second year of the exciting national and international film festival in the beautiful City of Glendale, California, all film makers are welcome. Our wonderful venue is the MGN FIVE STAR CINEMA, where you can have dinner and a movie, relax in comfortable reclining chairs, eat and drink and make merry! Special awards are given to film makers residing in the Glendale/Pasadena/Burbank areas.

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Denver Film Festival

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It entertains. It educates. It provokes and persuades, moves and motivates. The cinema’s potential to transform as well as reflect society in all its diversity is what the Denver Film Society aims to recognize and realize. Since 1978, the DFS has worked to promote the medium as both an art form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach projects and renowned special events.

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Mongolia International Film Festival

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At Mongolia International Film Festival the sky is the ceiling and the grass is the floor. No matter you are established or not we believe everyone can tell a story and everyone has a story to tell. What we are looking for are those who have a unique vision an original voice and a free spirit. They dare to challenge cinema challenge the audience take filmmaking to a whole new level and blow our minds.

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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screen Writing Competition

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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screenwriter Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions. The international film festival was founded in the City of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, in 2010 and is a uniquely successful collaboration between the private and public sector. The festival has Grown to be one of the Largest International Film Festivals in Latin America and part of this success is due to the Festival's creation of a highly competitive screen writing competition.

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Charleston International Film Festival

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The festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking and screenwriting: the art, the filmmaker, the screenwriter, talented directors and actors, and the film-lover in all of us. Our goal is to educate the community & festival attendees through the art and science of film, promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding.

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Austin Revolution Film Festival

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The Austin Revolution Film Fest shines a light on true independent screenwriters and filmmakers. Our writing competition is sponsored by Ink Tip and Final Draft who provide excellent prizes for the writers in addition to tremendous networking opportunities.

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Great Gay Screenplay Contest

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To foster excellence in screenwriting that features gay characters, history, or themes important to the gay community, and relevant to our world. Up to four full length finalists and up to six shorts finalists will be named by September 1 annually, and those scripts will be performed as enhanced staged readings at the Hoover-Leppen Theater of the Center on Halsted in Chicago.

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