The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

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PO BOX 461734
West Hollywood, CA 90046-9734

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
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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 37
Final November 25, 2020 $30.00 62
Extended December 15, 2020 $35.00 82

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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Email:
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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

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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