The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

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PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

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https://www.killershortscontest.com
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Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Objective

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

Our winners will be read by a jury featuring over a dozen literary managers, producers, development executives, filmmakers, and even an iconic horror actress.

Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, Final Draft licenses for all Top 10 finalists, Shudder subscriptions, Creepy Co gift cards, rare horror memorabilia, and so much more.

Visit our website for more information.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early September 1, 2020 $20.00
Regular October 31, 2020 $25.00 11
Final November 25, 2020 $30.00 36
Extended December 15, 2020 $35.00 56

Free entry is available for VIP members of the Screenwriters Network Discord Server or those who have earned enough tokens. Learn more at https://thescreenwritersnetwork.com

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Notification: Quarterfinalists – February 15th, 2021; Semifinalists – March 1st, 2021; Top 10 Finalists - March 15th, 2021, Winners – April 26th, 2021.

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:
  • Joe Bob Briggs - Film Critic, Performer
  • Scott Stoops - Literary Manager - Good Fear Content
  • 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
  • Jason Tamasco - Producer - Bad Idea Films
  • Matthew Dartnell - Literary Manager - Writ Large
  • Zack Zucker - Literary Manager / Producer - Bellevue Productions
  • Krista Sipp - Literary Manager - First Friday Entertainment

The Top 3 Winners Receive:

  • Circulation and recommendation to our network of Hollywood managers, agents, producers and development executives.
  • Final Draft Screenwriting Software.
  • Waived entry to multiple other contests and festivals.
  • Framed Winner’s Certificate.
  • Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List.
  • Killer swag courtesy of Shudder, Final Draft, Creepy Co, Rue Morgue, Slasher TV, 1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys & Collectibles, Trick or Treat Studios, Fright Rags, Waxwork Records, Ghoulish Gary, and more.
  • Shudder subscriptions (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • VIP Platinum Memberships on Screenwriters Network (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • Tokens for use on Screenwriters Network (100, 75, and 50)
  • 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, Creepy Co. Gift Card, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus, your script will be read by our panel of industy 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, 10 Tokens on Screenwriters Network, 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 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

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

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

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PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

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Email:
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Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Contest News

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]

Killer Shorts Names 2020 Contest Finalists & Winners

Allen Roughton has been named the 1st Place Winner of The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition for his short script AN APPLE A DAY. CJ Whitehead has been named the 2nd Place Winner for THE NO-NO MAN, and Chris Hicks has been named the 3rd Place Winner for THE BUTTER STREET HITCHHIKER. [Updated: 03/13/2020]

Killer Short Names Contest Semifinalists

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition has announced their 2020 Semi-Finalists, representing approximately the top 5% of all submissions. [Updated: 03/01/2020]

Killer Shorts Names Quarterfinalists

The Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition has announced their 2020 quarterfinalists, the top 100 entries from a total of 765 submissions. [Updated: 02/14/2020]

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

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

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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