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Deadlines

  • Late
    Jun 02, 2022
  • Final
    Jun 15, 2022
Late Deadline:

Jun 02, 2022

Final Deadline:

Jun 15, 2022

CATEGORIES & FEES

Late Deadline
(06/02/22)
  • Standard Entry $62
  • ISAConnect Entry $57
Final Deadline
(06/15/22)
  • Standard Entry $77
  • ISAConnect Entry $72

Announcements

FINALISTS

Oct 03, 2022

Festival Association

Festival Association

Screamfest Horror Film Fest / Screenplay Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Formed in 2001, Screamfest is one of the leading festivals of its kind and many of the movies and moviemakers showcased here have found distribution. Moviemaker Magazine listed Screamfest as one of the 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee! Writers have been optioned, sold screenplays, garnered jobs and representation as a result of Screamfest.

 



PRIZES

Winner:

-         $1,000 cash prize

-         Amazing skull trophy designed by Stan Winston

-         Meeting with manager/producers 

-         Movie Magic Screenwriting software

-         10 free pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest

-         3 months of Roadmap Writers On Ramp program and 2 Open Pitch Sessions Value $337

-         InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.

TOP 5 FINALISTS:

-         5 free pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest

-         1 Roadmap Writers Open Pitch Session each. Value: $175

-         Read by leading industry managers/producers such as Ghost House Pictures, Hulu, Impossible Dream Entertainment, Gotham Group and more.

-         Movie Magic Screenwriting software

-         One full festival pass to Screamfest 2022, including all screenings and parties

-         InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.

SEMI-FINALISTS:

-        1 free pitch on VPF, the platform for TV/Film professionals seeking scripts and writers to represent.  With VPF, writers can submit written pitches to 500+ networks/studios, producers and agents with the assurance of a guaranteed response.

Categories:
GENRES: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller, Thriller/Horror, Suspense

Announcements

  • FINALISTSOct 03, 2022laurels

Rules

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
-Feature film screenplay length should be at least 75 pages and not over 130.
-Short screenplays are not accepted.
-Writers who submit screenplays to Screamfest will have the option to receive feedback from our readers. The feedback is very brief, generally three to five sentences outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay. The feedback option is located on the submission form.
-You may enter your logline or paragraph synopsis on the online submission form. You do not need to include one with your pdf.
-Please include a title/cover page with your screenplay title, author name, WGA registration number and/or copyright information. --The title page will not count towards the overall script page count.
-Online entrants can complete their application, make their credit card payment and upload a PDF version of their script.
-Screenplay file names should be saved in this format: Title_Lastname.pdf

-We strongly suggest you register your screenplay with the Writers Guild of America, West and the US Copyright Office to protect your work.

Good Luck and thank you for your submission.

 https://screamfestla.com/submissions/screenplay-submission-guidelines

 

 


 

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Feedback Type Description

Brief feedback outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay. The feedback option is located on the submission form.

CATEGORIES & FEES

Late Deadline
(06/02/22)
  • Standard Entry $62
  • ISAConnect Entry $57
Final Deadline
(06/15/22)
  • Standard Entry $77
  • ISAConnect Entry $72

Rules

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
-Feature film screenplay length should be at least 75 pages and not over 130.
-Short screenplays are not accepted.
-Writers who submit screenplays to Screamfest will have the option to receive feedback from our readers. The feedback is very brief, generally three to five sentences outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay. The feedback option is located on the submission form.
-You may enter your logline or paragraph synopsis on the online submission form. You do not need to include one with your pdf.
-Please include a title/cover page with your screenplay title, author name, WGA registration number and/or copyright information. --The title page will not count towards the overall script page count.
-Online entrants can complete their application, make their credit card payment and upload a PDF version of their script.
-Screenplay file names should be saved in this format: Title_Lastname.pdf

-We strongly suggest you register your screenplay with the Writers Guild of America, West and the US Copyright Office to protect your work.

Good Luck and thank you for your submission.

 https://screamfestla.com/submissions/screenplay-submission-guidelines

 

 


 

FAQs

None added. Contact contest admin for details.

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival/Screenplay Competition

Formed in 2001, Screamfest is one of the leading festivals of its kind and many of the movies and moviemakers showcased here have found distribution. 

 

Winning Screenplay Receives:

 

$1,000 cash prizeScreamfest amazing gold statue

 

 

Top 4 Finalists Receive: 

 

  • $250 cash prize
  • Movie Magic Screenwriting Software

 

 

 

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