Registration Fee $40

Timeline

Early Deadline:

Sep 13, 2019

Regular Deadline:

Oct 25, 2019

Late Deadline:

Nov 22, 2019

CATEGORIES & FEES

Regular Deadline
  • Standard Entry $40
  • ISAConnect Entry $32
Late Deadline
  • Standard Entry $50
  • ISAConnect Entry $40

Announcements

Finalists and Winners

Mar 06, 2020

Festival Association

Festival Association

International Horror and Sci-Fi Screenplay Challenge

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The International Horror and Sci-fi Film Festival is looking for the best unproduced short film scripts out there in the horror and sci-fi genre.

Screenplays must be yours, original, within the horror or sci-fi genre and under 25 pages. So let's see what you can scare up!

Now in its 16th year, the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival happens in conjunction with the yearly Phoenix Film Festival with a dedicated theatre all opening weekend and screenings all week long.

This year's Festival takes place March 26 - April 5, 2020. Attendees can catch premieres of short and feature horror and sci-fi films from all over the world, along with eclectic programming of older films, special guests and cult classics. Plus, you can enjoy all the great parties and entertainment the Phoenix Film Festival is known for. 

Patrons will be able to screen awesome horror and sci-fi films alongside over a hundred other independent films. It's the best of all worlds!

The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation.

PRIZES

First Place:
$250 cash from the Phoenix Film Foundation
Listing on IHSFF website
One (1) InkTip script listing and one (1) InkTip magazine listing
Two VIP Passes to the 2020 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Second Place:
A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack
Listing on IHSFF website
One (1) InkTip script listing and one (1) InkTip magazine listing
Two VIP Passes to the 2020 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included)

Third Place:
Listing on IHSFF website
One (1) InkTip script listing and one (1) InkTip magazine listing
Two VIP Passes to the 2020 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included)

Top Ten Finalists:
Listing on International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website with contact information for producers to request copies of their scripts.

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Rules

By submitting, you indicate that you have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered and to the best of your knowledge, all of the following statements in this document are true:

a. This screenplay is under 25 pages and not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

b. I am duly authorized to submit this screenplay to the Festival and its Competition.

c. I understand that the Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation”) are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the screenplay. I release The Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the screenplay while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.

d. Should this film win an award at the Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual to receive any and all award(s).

e. This screenplay will not have been produced until the completion of the 2020 Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.

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