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New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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PO Box 8582
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201-666-6729 (voice)

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Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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Objective

New York City's longest running horror film festival. Established by MooDude Films CEO / Producer / Director / Michael J. Hein in 2001. The NYCHFF is a four-day event that takes place each November in New York City. The NYCHFF has grown to be a world recognized event, with industry, filmmakers, and press attention from around the globe.The Hein Family is committed to keeping the festival alive in memory of the truly missed and loved founder Michael J Hein. The festival is competitive, screening approximately 50-60 films each year.

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Seeking unproduced short and feature horror, horror-comedy, thriller, dark comedy or sci-fi screenplays. The goal is to find scripts that read well on the page and have the scares and sensibilities we often look for in the produced film submissions and official selections that screen. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 09/01/2018

Notification: October 10, 2018

Rules

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Unproduced status will be one of the factors considered when determining a screenplay’s inclusion in the New York City Horror Film Festival. World, U.S., East Coast. Feature film or shorts screenplays must not have had any commercial, theatrical, TV, internet or festival screenings on the east coast within 6 months of the NYCHFF. Screenplays must not have had any commercial, theatrical, television or internet play in the United States. Please use our Script Submissions Page on FilmFreeway to submit your materials.
  • Length: Feature screenplays (85-120 pgs.) / Short screenplays (1-30 pgs.)
Note: There are no fee waivers or discounted entry fees available for this festival.

Awards

Best Unproduced Short Screenplay
Best Unproduced Feature Screenplay

Screenplay Finalists will receive All-Access Passes to the film festival.

Winners receive an official New York City Horror Film Festival plaque designed by Emmy-winning special makeup effects artist Josh Turi.

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PO Box 8582
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201-666-6729 (voice)

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Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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PO Box 8582
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201-666-6729 (voice)

Web: Click here
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Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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Contest News

New York Horror Fest Names Features Script Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 2018 New York Horror Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.

A PRECISE UNDERSTANDING OF DARKNESS
WRITER: R. Shanea Williams

ABOLITION OF THE SENSES
WRITER: Carlos Burgaleta

AMONG US
WRITER: Arthur Portillo

AWAKEN THE REAPER
WRITER: Dave Campfield

BEAST
WRITER: Mike Meade

BREACHING CROSS
WRITER: Ryan Andrews

DEATH TEK
WRITER: Dennis Coleman

LYCANTHROPE
WRITER: Rick Danford

NGORATH
WRITER: Tristan Biber

RAVEN DOCK
WRITER: Sara Caldwell

RESURRECTION GIRL AND THE CURSE OF THE WENDIGO
WRITER: Nathan Ludwig

SHADOWS OF PARADISE
WRITER: Matthew Huntington

SHAKY SHIVERS
WRITERS: Andrew McAllister, Aaron Strongoni

SOMEPLACE NICE
WRITERS: Don Swaynos, Jonny Mars

SOUL CUSTODY
WRITER: Filomena Laforgia

SURVIVE
WRITER: Jimmy Kelly

TENANT ZERO
WRITER: Kirk Anderson

THE ABCESS
WRITER: Patrick Tierney

THE BLOOD GRINDER
WRITERS: Dave Conte, Nick Schwartz, Matt Braunsdorf

THE MURDERING MIND
WRITERS: Tom Bragg, Jim Harkins

THE SURROGATE
WRITERS: David Willing & Beth King

UNTIL DEATH
WRITER: Kevin Sluder

WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO
WRITER: Sean Elwood

WITCHES BITCHES
WRITER: Colton David Coate

Y2K-fm
WRITERS: Ryan Andrews & Chris Cull

ZOMBIE BEACH PARTY
WRITER: Kevin Kraft

Updated: 11/30/2018
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PO Box 8582
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201-666-6729 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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