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Oct 01, 2014

Festival Association

Festival Association

Screamfest Horror Film Fest / 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. Moviemaker Magazine listed Screamfest as one of the 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee!


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Screenplays can be submitted online by clicking the link above.


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

The online application must be completed and script uploaded by 11:59 p.m. on June 2nd..

Entry fees are non refundable, and may be paid in the form of Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, check or money order paid in US dollars, only through a US affiliated bank.

A $2.00 processing fee will be added to all credit card payments. 

Good Luck and thank you for your submission.



A complete entry includes a single copy of a script in PDF format only, a completed online application form and an entry fee.

Complete the online screenplay submission form here. You may enter your logline or paragraph synopsis on the online submission form. You do not need to include one with your pdf. 

You will receive an email confirmation for your records.

You will be directed to the payment form where you can make your payment through a paypal button.

You will be directed to the Screenplay Uploader form where you may upload your screenplay in PDF format only.

Entrants may submit more than one screenplay into the competition, however each entry must be done separately.






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