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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

Contact

PO BOX 118
West Oneonta, NY 13861

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Objective

Got a horror short screenplay or short story? We want to read it.

Our Top 10 finalists will be read by a jury of over a dozen literary managers, producers, filmmakers, and absolute horror legends.

Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, career consultations, Final Draft 12, a killer trophy, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, and so much more.

Visit our website for more information.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 12/15/2023

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Notification: February 11, 2024

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:

  • Kane Hodder - Actor, Stuntman (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Jason X, Hatchet I, II & III)
  • Xavier Burgin - Director (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror)
  • Gigi Saul Guerrero - Director (Culture Shock, The Purge, El Gigante)
  • Scott Stoops - Literary Manager - Good Fear Content
  • Daniel Seco - Literary Manager - Empirical Evidence
  • 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)
  • Sophie Carroll - Programming Manager - ALTER
  • Jason Tamasco - Producer - Bad Idea Films
  • Matthew Dartnell - Literary Manager - Writ Large
The Top 3 Winners Receive:
  • Circulation and recommendation to our network of Hollywood managers, agents, producers, and development executives.
  • Career consultations with Coverfly's Head of Development.
  • Final Draft 12 Screenwriting Software.
  • Waived entry to multiple other contests and festivals.
  • A Killer Trophy!
  • Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List.
  • Killer swag courtesy of Rue Morgue, Fright Rags, HorrorPack, and Ghoulish Gary. Shudder subscriptions (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • ISAConnect Memberships (1 year, 6 months, 6 months)
  • 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, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus, your script will be read by our panel of industry 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, 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 118
West Oneonta, NY 13861

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 118
West Oneonta, NY 13861

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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Contest News

Killer Shorts Names Screenplay Contest Winners

'97 by Sarah Ward has been selected from nearly 1,033 entries as the Grand Prize Winner of the Killers Shorts Screenplay Competition. MERROW by Alexander Seltzer has been selected as the 2nd Place Winner; and COOKING LESSONS WITH BABA YAGA by Julia Diddy has been selected as the 3rd Place Winner.

Overall Winner
Sarah Ward
'97

2nd Place Winner
Alexander Seltzer
Merrow

3rd Place Winner
Julia Diddy
Cooking Lessons with Baba Yaga

FOLLOWERS by Chris Vanderhorst has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner in the 1-Page Horror Short Category. DUCK DUCK GOOSE by Jess Bartlett has been selected as the 2nd Place Winner; and PHANTOM CRY by Alison Pringle has been selected as the 3rd Place Winner

Updated: 04/24/2023

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 118
West Oneonta, NY 13861

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: Less than 5  
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Submit a Report card

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