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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 09/01/2021

Notification: October 30, 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:
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Contact: Brian Smith, Head of Script Competition

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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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Contest News

NYC Horror Fest Announces Screenplay Contest Results

The NYC Horror Film Festival has announced its Screenplay Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Official Selections:

2021 NYCHFF FEATURE SCREENPLAY FINALISTS:
BLOOD WINTER by Chris Bean
DINNER THEATER by Emil Terziev
FIRST GIRL by Kevin Sluder
HUNGRY by L.A. Hart
NIGHTMARE AT CAMP BLOODBATH by Dylan Arnow
OLIVIA'S WAR by Avishai Weinberger
SATAN'S PRIDE by Jon Chamis
SOMA by Ian Hand
THE BLOOD OF ALL by Michael Smallwood
THE VIRGIN by Trysta A. Bissett

2021 NYCHFF SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALISTS:
MATCHSTICK by Philip Tice
THE PRESERVE by Jason Rice
THESE FACES by Jason Rice

2021 NYCHFF FEATURE SCREENPLAY SEMI-FINALISTS:
BEWARE, WOLF! by David Lieberman, Jacky Revah, Itzik Revah
BFFS NEVER SAY DIE by K. Jennifer Ilagan
CARNEVIL by Frank Paul D'Angeli
DARK TERRAIN by Stephen Kayfish
FICUS REX by Emmet Loverde, Larry Maraviglia
GABACHO ROAD by Tyler Taylor
SING FOR ME by Veronica Felicity Johnson
SNARE by Neil D. Krolicki
SPARKS by Jon Freda
THE MAN IN THE HAT by Phyllis Allison

2021 NYCHFF SHORT SCREENPLAY SEMI-FINALISTS:
CYCLE LUNAIRE by Mark Dispenza
GRAVEN by Michael Clifton
VIRTUOSO by Zoe Jordan

2021 NYCHFF SCREENPLAY OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

Features
APOLLO'S CURSE by David E. Tolchinsky
DARK OBJECTS by Dillon Douglas Slack
FORKLIFT GLADIATORS by Nik Wendelsdorf
NATALIA by Rosalyn Rosen
REVELATORY by Patrick Mediate
SILVER STATE by Andrew McAllister, Aaron Strongoni
THE AMERSAND INN by C.J. Arellano

Shorts
AFFLICTION by Laura Fielder
IMPRINT by Lee Bailes
LOVESICK by Michael Muchnij
SMILE MORE by Julianna Marie
ZOMBIES ON A BUS by Janet L. Loftis

Updated: 11/15/2021

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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