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Shiver International Film Festival

Final Deadline: Contact contest for deadline info.

We are accepting Feature Screenplay and Short Script entries worthy of the title: 'Best Horror', 'Best Sci-Fi' and 'Best Thriller'.

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Grave Intentions Horror Anthology & Screenplay Contest

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One screenplay and up to ten short films will win $500 each! As filmmakers, we know that outside of the film festival circuit, most shorts will die a lonely death in the bowels of the interwebs. So to help amazing shorts get the audience they deserve, we’re creating "Grave Intentions: An Anthology of Chills, Thrills, and Kills." And your film could be a part of it! If your short would be at home on The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, The Outer Limits, or Creep Show, we want to see it.

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Script Summit

Final Deadline: 06/30/2019 (expired)

Script Summit is a festival dedicated to supporting screenwriters. You will have the opportunity to connect with directors, producers, and other writers at the Script Summit Networking Event. The Summit also hosts Q&A panels, seminars, table reads of selected scripts, an awards dinner, and over $1,500 in cash prizes! We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with the famous Action on Film MEGAfest! This allows all of our writers with officially selected scripts, the chance to attend the AoF.

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Script Summit

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New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 09/01/2019 (expired)

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.

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New York City Horror

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Underground Indie Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/05/2019 (expired)

Tired of being overlooked by fests? Searching for one that truly celebrates independent work and the dedication it requires? Then you've found the right place! While Hollywood keeps regurgitating the same junk over and over, indie filmmakers strive to do something different. Something original. They may not always be successful but at least they tried.

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Underground Indie

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Pitch Now Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2019 (expired)

Filmmatic coined a slogan, "Hidden screenplays never get produced". As writers, we spend a lot of our precious time crafting unique scripts, yet we hardly ever employ an equal level of passion when attempting to get our work into the "right hands". The exposure and prestige one can gain from placing or winning a screenplay competition is invaluable, but what do you say this time around we also get you PITCHING! Let's get proactive, let's pick a production company that makes sense for our project, tell them we were a Pitch Now Finalist or Winner, and get them to review our work, now not later ;) All 100 finalists will be able to pitch to a studio or production company of their choice via Virtual Pitch Fest! The competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays.

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Greenlight Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 05/15/2019 (expired)

This competition honors emerging screenwriters from around the world with feature length screenplays worthy of production regardless of gender, race, religion or nationality.

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Greenlight

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Diabolical Horror Film Festival

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We're an online-only film festival that runs once a year in October with a screenplay competition as well. Shorts, features, web series, music videos, documentaries, scripts, etc. can all be submitted. Creepy physical venues are inviting for ghosts but they limit how many people can actually see your work (not to mention with traditional festivals, you usually have to go there to promote your screening to get people to actually show up even at prestigious ones).

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Diabolical Horror

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Film Empire Horror Mentorship

Final Deadline: 01/28/2019 (expired)

Horror screenwriters will have the chance to win mentorship meetings with our lineup of industry pros. This mentorship will occur around April of 2019 either in person or via Skype or other forms of video conference. The purpose of the horror screenwriting contest is to impart knowledge on our grand prize winner through the advice and expertise of professionals in horror genre of the film & television industry.

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Film Empire Horror

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Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

Final Deadline: 09/20/2019 (expired)

The Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming TV and web-series writers, as well as to empower and educate passionate and talented screenwriters still waiting for their invitation into the mainstream industry. Competition is open to TV pilots, webisodes and inventive TV-series scripts of all genres. Season 4 results will post by November 15, 2019.

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Filmmatic TV Pilot

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Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2019 (expired)

Wanted! The Best Films And Screenplays In The Horror Film Genre Do you have a horror film, horror comedy film or experimental horror that you are submitting to festivals? Have you written a horror screenplay with scary situations, evil villains, creepy concepts and great characters? Our judges can't wait to watch your videos and read your stories.

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Oregon Scream Week

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Austin After Dark Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/31/2020 (expired)

The Austin After Dark Film Festival screens at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline in Austin, Texas. This event will focus on films that are created for a mature audience. Enjoy a great slate of films in large cushioned seating, a massive theater screen, with access to 50 beers on tap and full restaurant while you watch films. Austin is a great independent film town and this event will be a lot of fun as well as a great opportunity to network with filmmakers and screenwriters.

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Hollywood Blood Horror Festival

Final Deadline: 10/31/2019 (expired)

IMDb qualifier "Hollywood Blood Horror Festival" is a LA International online film festival designed for filmmakers to promote their work through an online platform. We accept independent projects from horror, gore, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, dark comedy, thriller, crime, action/adventure and animated genres, especially low or no-budget ones plus student films.

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Hollywood Blood

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Grim North Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/29/2019 (expired)

GRIM NORTH is a fully accessible, online screenwriting competition seeking out new talent and exciting scripts from new and experienced writers. GRIM NORTH is open to writers with completed feature-length and short scripts in the following categories: HORROR THRILLER DRAMA DARK COMEDY We want your dark stories, your twisted monsters and your panic-inducing joyrides.

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Stage 32 Microbudget Horror Script Contest

Final Deadline: 04/22/2020 (expired)

Stage 32 has partnered with Trick Candle Productions and Glass House Distribution to launch a brand-new Microbudget Horror Script Competition for 2020. The winning script will receive a $5,000 option, be entered into a mentorship program with the film’s producers and be eligible for a production greenlit for up to $100,000 by Trick Candle and Glass House.

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Stage 32 Microbudget Horror

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Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards

Final Deadline: 06/20/2020 (expired)

"Short-form films can be great calling cards. They help writers and directors flesh out their unique voices without great expense of time or money. They allow artists to venture out of their comfort zone, show off their wares, and speak to the world without first having to obtain studio or distributor permission...." The Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and promote those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry.

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Filmmatic Short

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Page Turner Screenplays - Feature & TV GENRE

Final Deadline: 09/07/2020 (expired)

CONTEST DESCRIPTION PAGE-TURNER: page–turn·er \ n. A script so compelling or exciting that the reader is unable to put it down. And that’s exactly what the PAGE-TURNER Screenplay Competition is looking for. The 3rd ANNUAL FEATURE & TV PILOT GENRE COMPETITION is designed with the writer in mind. This is a competition that is somewhat unique so please read everything carefully.

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Page Turner - Feature/TV Genre

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WriteMovies Horror Award 2020

Final Deadline: 10/04/2020 (expired)

***ONE WEEK EXTENSION - Now open until October 4th!*** Celebrating great writing across all genres… The second edition of the WriteMovies Horror Award is open for submissions! The winner will receive: Guaranteed pitching to industry Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts.

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WriteMovies Horror

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Independent Horror Movie Awards

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Our mission is to help promote the criminally overlooked but creatively fertile field of indie horror by singling out top notch work with a wide variety of awards. Movies, scripts, and web series are all welcome! We give special attention to low budget films especially no budget entries! We're sick to death of the endless barrage of remakes and sequels that so clearly signaled the demise of originality in mainstream horror.

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Independent Horror Movie

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