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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:
https://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

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Early January 15, 2024 $42.00
Regular March 15, 2024 $52.00
Late June 2, 2024
6
$62.00
Extended June 15, 2024
19
$77.00

Notification: October 1, 2023.

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

Winning Screenwriter will receive:
    General meeting with managers/producers
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Our amazing gold skull trophy designed by Stan Winston
  • 10 free pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest
  • 3 months of On Ramp program and 2 Open Pitch Sessions. Value: $337
  • Movie Magic Screenwriting software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.
  • Publish your logline in InkTip's bi-monthly publication sent to nearly 15,000 producers, agents and managers. Top 5 Finalist will receive:
    • One full festival pass to Screamfest 2022, including all screenings and parties.
    • 5-free pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest
    • Movie Magic Screenwriting software
    • Read by managers/producers such as Ghost House Pictures, Hulu, Gotham Group, Impossible Dream Entertainment and more.
    • 1 Open Pitch Session each. Value: $175
    • 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.
    • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.
    Semi-Finalists will receive:
  • 1 free pitch on Virtual Pitch Fest

Screamfest

Contact

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

Web:
https://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?
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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:
https://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 Names Announces Screenplay Finalists

Screamfest has announced the finalists of their 2023 Screenplay Competition. The winning screenplay will be announced on October 19th. [Updated: 10/12/2023]

ScreamFest Names 2022 Screenplay Competition Winner & Finalists

Recovery by Robert M. Cosci has been named the winner of the 2022 ScreamFest Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition. [Updated: 11/02/2022]

Screamfest Announces Contest Results

Hangman by Paul Petersen and J.C. Doler has been named the 2021 Screamfest Horror Screenplay Competition Winner. Finalists, Semifinalists, and Quarterfinalists have also been announced. [Updated: 10/26/2021]

ScreamFest Names Contest Winner

Bloody Mary by Dan Ast and John C. Thursby has been named the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 ScreamFest Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 11/04/2020]

ScreamFest Names Contest Winners

Fang and Claw by Troy Sloan has been announced as the winner of the ScreamFest Horror Screenwriting Competition, along with four other finalists. [Updated: 10/25/2019]

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Jeremy Christensen

An interview with screenwriter Jeremy Christensen regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition. [Updated: 03/14/2013]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Anne Sagel

An interview with screenwriter Anne Sagel regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition. [Updated: 06/29/2009]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter R L Kienbaum

An interview with screenwriter R L Kienbaum regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition. [Updated: 10/14/2005]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Francisco Castro

An interview with screenwriter Francisco Castro regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition. [Updated: 07/29/2005]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Billy Maddox

An interview with screenwriter Billy Maddox regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition. [Updated: 06/14/2005]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter James Stevens-Arce

An interview with screenwriter James Stevens-Arce regarding the Screamfest Writing Competition. [Updated: 01/08/2004]

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

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

Web:
https://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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