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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.

WINNER
Plum Island by Matthew Lee Blackburn

TOP 5:
Spider Eaters by Michael Klug
Red Comet by Matthew David
Dark Jungle by Kevin Wray Anthony Wilson
Plum Island by Matthew Lee Blackburn
Madness in the Mine by Tasha Lowe Newsome & Yuell Newsome

TOP 10:
The Black Spot by Ryan Roope & Joseph Henderson
Children of the Dead by Jeff Bassetti
Dark Jungle by Kevin Wray Anthony Wilson
Madness in the Mine by Tasha Lowe Newsome & Yuell Newsome
Plum Island by Matthew Lee Blackburn
Prey by Jason Fong
Red Comet by Matthew David
Red Room by Michael A. Cantu
The Rougarou by Chris Grillot
Spider Eaters by Michael Klug

SEMI-FINALISTS:
Axiom of Evil by Connor Gunnin
Black Zombi by Clint Mathewson
Cadaver by Todd Naylor
Catharsis by Christopher T. Wood
Cemetery Hill by Cornelius Broderick
Dead by Trevor Keeth
Dead Children by Dean Wehrli
Die Sitter Die! by Sam Boxleitner, Lee Boxleitner & Alex Holcomb
Hungerpangs by Nathan Ludwig
It's a Love Story by Laura Patterson & Isaac Alpert
Lust for Blood,Lust for Death by Christopher Fay
Scare Me by Christopher Hlas
The Abandoned Ones by Tim Cairo
The Last Day by Daniel Abts & Simon Nagel
The Reaper’s Time by Terrence Mitchell Thibodeaux
The Secret Behind Andover Palms by Jimmy Scanlon
Vein by David Jung
Wandering Star by Michael Raymond
Widow by Robert Bruce Baird & Robert Gosnell
Wolves at the Door by Pradeep Aujla

Updated: 11/01/2016
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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.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Jeremy Christensen

An interview with screenwriter Jeremy Christensen regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/14/2013

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Anne Sagel

An interview with screenwriter Anne Sagel regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/29/2009

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter R L Kienbaum

An interview with screenwriter R L Kienbaum regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 10/14/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Francisco Castro

An interview with screenwriter Francisco Castro regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 07/29/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Billy Maddox

An interview with screenwriter Billy Maddox regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/14/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter James Stevens-Arce

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

Updated: 01/08/2004
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