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New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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: 09/01/2019

Notification: October 31, 2019

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 may receive Complimentary 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.

New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

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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New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

Report Card

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Contest News

NYC Horror Film Festival Names Screenplay Competition Finalists

Finalists and Semifinalists have been announced for the 2019 NYC Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition:

UNPRODUCED FEATURE SCREENPLAY FINALISTS
THE HOUSESITTER – by Suju Vijayan, story by Dave Palamaro
SUNSHINE STATE: DUENDE – by Kai Thorup
THIRD DATE – by Avishai Weinberger

UNPRODUCED FEATURE SCREENPLAY SEMIFINALISTS:
COVE – by Thomas O’Malley
EGGHEAD – by Andrew Pelosi
THE KIND ONES – by Jamal Hodge
KISS ME BEFORE YOU GO – by Kevin Sluder
LEAN – by Tal Rayman
SUNDOWN – by Wilbert Stanton
WOLFE OF CANYON DIABLO – by Neil J. Hoover

UNPRODUCED SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALISTS:
FAME FATALE – by Michael James Daly and Michelle Iannantuono
LOVE, POST-MORTEM – by Nathan Ludwig & Chad Farmer
SIN EATER – by Jordan Miller

UNPRODUCED SHORT SCREENPLAY SEMIFINALISTS:
AIRB-N-BLOOD – by Aaron S. Barrocas
CONSUMERS – by Luke Campen
OGRES – by Enrico Conte
SCOTOPIA – by Tobias Ohlsson
SHATTERED IMAGES – by Jim Harkins

Updated: 10/31/2019
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New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

Report Card

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