Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Screamfest

Contact

8840 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-358-3273 (voice)
310-358-3272 (fax)

Web:
http://www.screamfestla.com
Email:
info@screamfestla.com

Contact: Rachel Belofsky, Festival Director/Founder

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
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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: 06/15/2020

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

Contact

8840 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-358-3273 (voice)
310-358-3272 (fax)

Web:
http://www.screamfestla.com
Email:
info@screamfestla.com

Contact: Rachel Belofsky, Festival Director/Founder

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
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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:
http://www.screamfestla.com
Email:
info@screamfestla.com

Contact: Rachel Belofsky, Festival Director/Founder

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

ScreamFest Announces Contest Winners

Haunted High by MV Gerhard & Matt Verboys has been named the winner of the 2008 ScreamFest Sreenwriting Competition.

Winning Screenplay

HAUNTED HIGH
MV Gerhard & Matt Verboys

Top Finalists

THE MONASTERY
Simon Birrell
Three jaded travelers con their way into an isolated monastery that supposedly contains vast riches. Once inside, they discover that the monks have the power to tell them when they are going to die, and, caught plundering, they get thrown into a bizarre subterranean Hell.

HAUNTED
Ryan Gilmore
An agoraphobic housewife is haunted by a serial killer's ghost.

RED AGENDA
William Prystauk
Bobby Keagan of Philadelphia's Paranormal Crimes Unit must stop the vampire terrorist group ''Red Agenda'' before they kill the president.

THE UNAMEABLES
Patrick Schiffrar & Eric Miller
It's Tommy Guns versus Tentacles as writer H.P. Lovecraft and detective Thomas Malone fight the horrific Elder Gods and their monstrous minions in Prohibition-era New York.

Semi-Finalists

THE TEMPLE
Alex Greenfield & Mike Eitelman
A team of mercenaries stumble across a ruin that hides an ancient, voracious evil. THE THING meets THE DESCENT.

SOLDIERS OF THE DEAD
Paul Fusco
Trapped in a Haitian voodoo crypt ... a Green Beret A-Team battles the "spiritual" undead, while trying to find escape through the crypt's labyrinthine passages.

SHED
Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer
A life-changing discussion about an unplanned pregnancy must be put on hold when young couple Rachel and Danny discover a kidnapped girl in the shed of the cabin they're staying in. This will lead to a terrible ordeal when the psychotic killer returns for his victim and Rachel finds herself fighting for her life and the child within her.

MORNINGSTAR
Timothy Cairo
A Western hero's last stand, but when greed rules and the dead walk, can there be anything left worth defending?

ZOMBIE CRUISE
Josh Burnell
A zombie outbreak on a luxury cruise liner leads a group of passengers into the heart of the ship to save a friend and fight for their lives.

RED ROVER
Phil Landa
A 16-year-old foster kid from an abusive background is drawn into the violent world of a charismatic stranger who promises he will never be a victim again.

THE THIRTEENTH MARY
Michael Strode
A rebellious college freshman becomes the target of demonic assassins when she finds herself inexplicably pregnant with the Second Coming. Doubting her faith, and with no archangel to warn her, she goes on the run with a mysterious, brutal protector.

DEEP WOODS
Jason Carreiro
"Feuding lumberjacks and environmental activists are hunted by fabled creatures inhabiting the deep heart of an old growth forest in the Pacific Northwest."

THE EFFECTED aka FUBAR
Adam Wolfe
A military teleportation project goes awry when the test subjects become soulless.

GRIMM VALLEY
Dennis Shutty
Located deep in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. Once a booming coal town... now just a sleepy village. Here the local sheriff gets caught up in a bizarre crime wave amid rumors of UFOs, doppelgangers, religious fervor, and other unearthly events.

REMAKE
Jason Contino


THE PLANTATION
Ryan Harris & Brian Lubocki
Years after his best friend goes missing in Haiti, a reporter must revisit the island nation, the mysterious roots of Voodoo and the people behind it when visions of his friend begin to haunt him.

Updated: 11/14/2008

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

8840 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-358-3273 (voice)
310-358-3272 (fax)

Web:
http://www.screamfestla.com
Email:
info@screamfestla.com

Contact: Rachel Belofsky, Festival Director/Founder

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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