The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

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

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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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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Objective

Got a horror short screenplay? 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, Shudder subscriptions, a killer trophy, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, and so much more.

Visit our website for more information.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early September 3, 2021 $20.00
Regular October 31, 2021 $25.00
Final November 26, 2021 $30.00
Extended December 17, 2021 $35.00 15

Free entry is available for VIP members of the Screenwriters Network Discord Server. Learn more at https://thescreenwritersnetwork.com

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Notification: February 13, 2022

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:

  • Xavier Burgin - Director (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror)
  • Gigi Saul Guerrero - Director (Culture Shock, The Purge, El Gigante)
  • Joe Bob Briggs - Film Critic, Performer
  • 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)
  • Scott Carr - Literary Manager - Management SGC
  • Sophie Carroll - Programming Manager - ALTER
  • Jason Tamasco - Producer - Bad Idea Films
  • Matthew Dartnell - Literary Manager - Writ Large
  • Zack Zucker - Literary Manager / Producer - Bellevue Productions
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, Slasher TV, 1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys & Collectibles, Fright Rags, Waxwork Records, Ghoulish Gary, and more. Shudder subscriptions (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • ISAConnect Memberships (1 year, 6 months, 6 months)
  • VIP Platinum Memberships on Screenwriters Network (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • 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 419
Morris, NY 13808

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: 2    
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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

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 2020 Contest Finalists & Winners

Allen Roughton has been named the 1st Place Winner of The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition for his short script AN APPLE A DAY. CJ Whitehead has been named the 2nd Place Winner for THE NO-NO MAN, and Chris Hicks has been named the 3rd Place Winner for THE BUTTER STREET HITCHHIKER.

Season 1 Overall Winner
Allen Roughton, An Apple a Day

Season 1 2nd Place Winner
CJ Whitehead, The No-No Man

Season 1 3rd Place Winner
Chris Hicks, The Butter Street Hitchhiker

11 FINALISTS
Allen Roughton, An Apple a Day
John Burr, Baby Doll
Brian K, Consumed
Danny Newell, Fall
Ben DeLoose & Matthew Chilelli, Final Final Girls
Chris Wiltz, Freezer
Maria Wilson, Intruder
Gary Davies, Second Skin
Chris Hicks, The Butter Street Hitchhiker
CJ Whitehead, The No-No Man
Jeremiah Lewis, The Rickety Man

Updated: 03/13/2020

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

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: 2    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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