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Program Description

With the third annual ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest, our mission is to find the next fresh, inventive voice in horror screenwriting and connect them with leading horror screenwriters, managers and executives who can advise and help move their career forward.

Deadlines and Fees

Final
July 01, 2017
Category 1
Standard Fee
$0
$0

Program Benefits

1st Place

  • $1,500 
  • A phone call with a top literary manager or agent.
  • An introduction to top development executives, producers and filmmakers.

2nd Place

  • $500
  • A phone call with a top literary manager.

Top 5 Finalists

  • A page of development notes from one of our judges.
  • A one-year license to use WriterDuet Pro, the most advanced screenwriting software with real-time collaboration and automatic revision tracking, compatible with Celtx, Final Draft and PDF formats ($79 value).

Announcement Dates

Winners Announced

Aug. 13, 2017

Rules

  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission on this website only, between March 17th, 2015 and July 1st, 2016.
  • Entry fee for each screenplay is $29 until the early deadline on April 15th, and then $49 until final deadline on July 1st.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).  All writers must be credited on title page.
  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.
  • Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are not allowed. Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.
  • It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.
  • All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders. 
  • All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible. However, a writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not. (Contest winnings not included.)
  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.
  • There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.
  • Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.
  • Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.
  • Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.
  • Feature screenplays longer than 140 pages will not be eligible.
  • All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF or it will not be eligible.

Contact Information

info@screencraft.org

8306 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #622

CALIFORNIA, Beverly Hills

90211

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