New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

New York City Horror

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

Web:
https://nychorrorfest.com/
Email:
submissions@nychorrorfest.com

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

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Earlybird February 15, 2021 $30 (short); $40 (feature)
Earlybird March 15, 2021 $37 (short); $45 (feature) 9
Regular June 15, 2021 $42 (short); $55 (feature) 101
Final September 1, 2021 $52 (short); $60 (feature) 179

Submit via Filmfreeway.com/NewYorkCityFilmFestival.

Notification: October 20, 2021

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

New York City Horror

Contact

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

Web:
https://nychorrorfest.com/
Email:
submissions@nychorrorfest.com

Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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

Web:
https://nychorrorfest.com/
Email:
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Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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Contest News

NYC Horror Announces Screenplay Finalists

The New York City Horror Film Festival has announced their Screenplay Contest Finalists. Short and Feature Script winners will be announced on December 8th.

2020 NYCHFF FEATURE SCREENPLAY FINALISTS:
HERE COMES DADDY – by Colton David Coate
IN COUNTRY – by Scott Peterman, Cat Davis
METH GATORS - by Jordan Miller
OPEN HOUSE – by Sean J.S. Jourdan, John Ingle
SALT WEST – by Samuel Ripley Peirce
STEAM – by João Dall'Stella, Alessandro Pederzoli
THE BODY FARM – by Mike Gerbino
THE BOUND BROOK HOUSE – by Chris Acker
THE DEVIL'S TIDE – by John McCoy
THE WHISTLER – by Jennifer Nicole Stang

2020 NYCHFF SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALISTS:
CUT IT OUT! – by Colton David Coate
SUPERBUG – by Gio Forlenza
TheoMORPHIS – by Sam Moony

2020 NYCHFF FEATURE SCREENPLAY SEMI-FINALISTS:
BOONE HALL – by ShaDon Manigault
CHATEAU SAUVIGNON – by David M. Night Maire, Adam T.Wolfe
DEAD STOP – by Evan Michael, Zak Johnson
DEVIL'S FORK – by Jordan Galland
FIVE FEARS – by Austin Cashell
HAUNTED HOMOCIDE – by Richard Knight, Jr.
HERSCHELL'S HILL – by Jon Chamis
LEAPERS – by Sherlann D. Moore
THE CURE – by Ashley R. Hall
THE SILO – by Talie Melnyk

2020 NYCHFF SHORT SCREENPLAY SEMI-FINALISTS:
LICKER – by Jamal Hodge
OPEN MIC NIGHT – by Evan Baughfman
SITTING DUCK – by Aaron S. Barrocas

2020 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
BLACK EYE – by Zak Johnson, Joshua Perrault
DOWNWARD SPIRAL – by Stephen Kayfish
HEAD/DEAD – by Andre Thierry
I BROUGHT ZOMBIES BACK IN TIME – by Gregory M. Schroeder
IT'S HERE – by Judson Vaughan
LET HER GO – by Ben Barnable
LUST FOR BLOOD, LUST FOR DEATH – by Chris Fay
MANSION OF TERROR – by Chris Donald Griffin, Johnny Gingell, Don Knodel
MINCEMEAT MANOR – by Shira Zimbeck
PARISH ROAD – by Joe Bronzi, Lindsay Gelfand, Buddy Fitzpatrick
PROTECTOR OF THE EMERALD CITY – by Kevin J. Howard
QUEENZ – by Shira Zimbeck
RED MIST – by Paul Harker
TERMINATORS - by Dominique Adams
THE BLACK HOLE – by Lisa Wood
THE FLATELY FAERIES – by Robert Milner
THE KEYS – by Paul Grammatico
THE RISING – by Craig Warren, Joe Kellam
THIS IS NOT A HAUNTING – by Justin Scott
WANISHIN FALLS – by Rob Myatt
WICKED SEASON – by Amy Acosta, Ed Spila

Updated: 12/02/2020

New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Contact

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

Web:
https://nychorrorfest.com/
Email:
submissions@nychorrorfest.com

Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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