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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

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PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

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Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Objective

The Screenwriters Network presents, the 1st Annual Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition! Prizes include guaranteed industry reads at Paradigm Talent Agency, Grey Matter Productions, Good Fear Content & Affirmative Entertainment!

In the past few years, horror shorts have become a goldmine for Hollywood. Feature films such as The Babadook, Lights Out, Mama and Saw originated as proof-of-concept shorts. Shorts like Whisper, The Burden, Behind, Sweet Tooth, and Milk, were discovered by producers like James Wan and Sam Raimi and are now in development as features.

It all starts with the script.

Killer Shorts was created to discover, inspire and promote emerging screenwriters around the world as we dig up the freshest new voices in horror. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 12/15/2019

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Notification: Quarterfinalists – February 14th, 2020; Semifinalists – February 28th, 2020; Winners – March 13th, 2020.

Rules

Screenplays entered must 35 pages or under, not include the writer's contact information on any page, be written in English, and adhere to industry standard screenplay format. For a full list of rules, please visit the official website.

Awards

PRIZES The Killer Shorts prize packages aim to arm screenwriters with the tools they need to continue writing, get their current script in shape for other contests, and provide exposure!

DISTRIBUTION (TOP THREE WINNERS) Killer Shorts is proud to partner with a network of literary managers, agents, executives, and producers who are actively seeking fresh voices in horror screenwriting and recognize the potential in short form content as a way of breaking into the industry. They have a proven track record of discovering talent via their horror shorts, including Leigh Whannell (Saw), James Wan (Saw), David Sandberg (Lights Out), Angel Gómez Hernández (Behind), Julian Terry (Whisper, They Hear It), Nico van den Brink (Sweet Tooth, The Burden), and more.

The Top 3 scripts will be read by agents, managers and producers at the following companies:

Grey Matter Productions, Paradigm Talent Agency, Affirmative Entertainment and Good Fear Content.

1ST PLACE PRIZE

  • Circulation and personal recommendation of the top 3 scripts to our network of industry professionals (agents, managers, producers and studio executives)
  • Free Copy of Final Draft Screenwriting Software ($249 Value)
  • Waived Entry to WeScreenplay Shorts, Screencraft Shorts, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest and Oregon Scream Horror Week Film Festival
  • 5 Free Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest
  • 1 Year Free Subscription to Shudder
  • 1 Year VIP Platinum Membership on Screenwriters Network
  • Increased Rank on Coverfly's The Red List, with exposure to thousands of industry professionals who are looking for great screenplays
  • 100 Tokens on Screenwriters Network
  • Framed Winner’s Certificate
  • Mystery Box of Dread
2ND PLACE PRIZE
  • Circulation and personal recommendation of the top 3 scripts to our network of industry professionals (agents, managers, producers and studio executives)
  • Free Copy of Final Draft Screenwriting Software ($249 Value)
  • Waived Entry to WeScreenplay Shorts, Screencraft Shorts, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest and Oregon Scream Horror Week Film Festival
  • 5 Free Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest
  • 6 Months Free Subscription to Shudder
  • 6 Months VIP Platinum Membership on Screenwriters Network
  • Increased Rank on Coverfly's The Red List, with exposure to thousands of industry professionals who are looking for great screenplays
  • 75 Tokens on Screenwriters Network
  • Framed Winner’s Certificate
  • Mystery Box of Dread
3RD PLACE PRIZE
  • Circulation and personal recommendation of the top 3 scripts to our network of industry professionals (agents, managers, producers and studio executives)
  • Free Copy of Final Draft Screenwriting Software ($249 Value)
  • Waived Entry to WeScreenplay Shorts, Screencraft Shorts, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest and Oregon Scream Horror
  • Week Film Festival
  • 5 Free Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest
  • 3 Months Free Subscription to Shudder
  • 3 Months VIP Platinum Membership on Screenwriters Network
  • Increased Rank on Coverfly's The Red List, with exposure to thousands of industry professionals who are looking for great screenplays
  • 50 Tokens on Screenwriters Network
  • Framed Winner’s Certificate
  • Mystery Box of Dread
  • 5 pages of in-depth analysis and actionable advice from The Script Butcher!
QUARTER FINALISTS
  • All Quarter Finalists will receive 1 Free Pitch from Virtual Pitch Fest, plus contest laurels, 10 Tokens to use in the Screenwriters Network Discord Server and 5 Coverfly Tokens.

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Contest News

Killer Shorts Names Quarterfinalists

The Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition has announced their 2020 quarterfinalists, the top 100 entries from a total of 765 submissions:

A HALLOWEEN CAROL Maureen Trinh
A KILLER LOVE SONG Michael Rogers
A MOTHER'S LOVE Victoria Diana
ABDUCT ME! James Hancock
ALIENATION Ray Raghavan & Nick Purrier
AN APPLE A DAY Allen Roughton
AYAHUASCA Federico Fracchia
BABY DOLL John Burr
BAD DREAMS Amaris Gagnon
BAD EGG Alec Blome
BAEL Brandon Weavil
BLANK Avishai Weinberger & Tova Weinberger
BLASTBEAT Simon Howell
BLOOD RUSH William Glenn
BLOOD SUGAR Sam Thompson
BLOOM Carroll Brown
BONESEED Joshua David Matthews & Brett Brooks
BORDER CONTROL Michael Rogers
BREEDER Alex Payne
BTW, I'M AN ALIEN J. L. Paxxiel
BY MOONLIGHT Brandon Laraby
CAREFUL, SHE BITES Mary Farmer & Greg Stolze
COLD CALL David Bryant
CONSUMED Brian K
DEAD BODY CAM Brian Lisi
DEAD BY DAWN Johnny Gao
DEVIL'S IN THE DETAIL Margina Sisson
DRONE John Arvai
ETERNI-TREE Doug Mallette
EVOCATIONS Brandon Weavil
FACELIFT Virat Pal
FALL Danny Newell
FIELD TEST Chris Hicks
FINAL FINAL GIRLS Ben DeLoose & Matthew Chilelli
FINGERS Lachlan Marks
FOG OF WAR Steven Lundgren
FREEZER Chris Wiltz
FUCK THE DEVIL Cat Tebo
GANGLERS Mark Renshaw
GIRLIE Harrison Gambelli
GROCERIES Jacob Gold
HUNGRY HARRY April M. Sanchez
I-16 Margina Sisson
IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN I'LL KILL YOU Lisa Jay
IMMINENT NIGHT: QUIET ROOM Miguel Marqueda
INFEST Arun Croll
INTRUDER Maria Wilson
JOE, JOE, JOE Rafael Diez
KILLER Samantha Talbot
LITTLE EYE Trey Jordan
LOYAL LISTENERS Preston Ray
MABOYA Wilfred Esteves
MERMANIAC Rodriguez Fruitbat
MI CARIÑO Christian Jacob Ramon
MICHELLE'S GRIFFIN Roberto Alvarenga
MY DJINN Rubel Rafael Ahmed
NEST Max Hallam
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN Zach Shields
NINE NIGHTS Jake Baird
NOISE COMPLAINT Matt McCarthy & Katherine Cox
PAIRS Garrett Amerson
PANDORA Christopher Schrader
PINS AND NEEDLES Briana Nichol Bougard
REMEMBER TO BREATHE Buck Bloomingdale
SANGUIS Leon Chase
SASKIA Connor Savage
SECOND SKIN Gary Davies
SIX STONES Lloyd Barnett
SLAUGHTER HEARSE Evan Baughfman
SMILEY IKE Trevor Lawrence
STATIONARY Brian Lewis
STORAGE SPACE Katherine Botts
SUDS Justin Villemure
THAT LONG BLACK TRAIN Travis Heermann
THE BUTTER STREET HITCHHIKER Chris Hicks
THE CALLING Desmond Hew
THE CHALLENGE Asia Ponder
THE DEVIL I KNOW Frank Truong
THE DEVIL WILL DRIVE YOU MAD Michael E. Pitts
THE DRAW Laura Ashley Seaton
THE GOAT KING OF PUCK COUNTY Lorcan Reilly
THE KEY Jorge Lucas
THE LAST CHRISTMAS Jay Slater
THE LEGEND OF THE RABBIT MAN Darren Joe
THE NO-NO MAN CJ Whitehead
THE RICKETY MAN Jeremiah Lewis
THE SIN OF PERFECTION Nicole Moore
THE TRAIL OF INDRID COLD Andrew Fontanez
TRAFFIC STOP Federico Fracchia
UHF RADIO Paul Clarke
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Kimberley Elizabeth
UNWANTED Benjamin Hickey
VOID Jonni Remmler
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS Sarah Emery & Carl Firth
WHEN THE TIME COMES Jondaniel Cornett
WHO WANTS DESSERT? Venita Ozols-Graham
WIGILIA Richard Karpala
WOLVES Peter Donovan
YOU'RE IT John Licata
ZOMBIES ON A BUS Janet L. Loftis

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: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

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