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Genre Award Winners Announced

Apr 15, 2020

Overall Winners Announced

Jun 14, 2020

International Horror Hotel


Our mission is to inspire and encourage writers through competition, while presenting a great networking opportunity for anyone involved in the industry.


For winners who attend, awards include trophies and plaques, as well as a Championship Belt to the Best Overall Script winner. Non-attending winners will be e-mailed certificates after the event. More sponsored prize info TBA.

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All scripts must be in English and sent in PDF format. Cover page is not required but may be included. After submitting, please e-mail us at with your genre selection. 

For shorts or features, please specify ONE genre from the following: fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi, slasher, suspense-thriller.

For pilot/web, please specify whether you are submitting in the TV Pilot or the Web Episode category. You may submit more than one episode from your series, but they MUST be entered as separate submissions. Please do not submit a compilation/full series as one submission.

There are no restrictions as to when your script was completed, whether or not it has been optioned or produced, or whether or not it is in other competitions. Anyone may enter the competition. All entries must receive an average score of 85 or above in the judging process to qualify for award placement.

If your script qualifies for an award, you or a direct representative from your project must be in attendance at the festival in order to receive any physical awards. Non-attending winners will be e-mailed award certificates after the event. If you are a sponsored award winner, attendance is not required to receive those awards.

All submissions - whether accepted or not - come with ONE complimentary 4-day event pass to the festival. Any additional passes must be purchased in advance or at the door.

You may withdraw your submission at any time, but there are no refunds on submissions.

The individual submitting this script shall indemnify and hold harmless Horror Hotel from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.

By submitting this script, you acknowledge that it is your own original work and you have the right to submit to this contest.


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John Otteni - 3rd Place (short)

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John E. Bias has won 1st Place with his Short Sci-Fi Thriller

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Geoffrey D. Calhoun Places first with Hipster Z

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Diana Galimzyanova wins at The International Horror Hotel Film Festival

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Eric Irizarry places top scripts in The International Horror Hotel 2016

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Lukas Rozkovec Wins Award For Horror Script

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Honorable Mention for HIROSHIMAS SKIES

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'A Road to Nowhere' wins Best Short Script in the Horror Hotel Film Fest

David Earle's screenplay 'A Road to Nowhere' wins Best Short Script in the Horror Short Script category at the International Horror Hotel Film Festival.
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Jeffrey Howe's THE COLDEST HORIZON in the running at 3 festivals

Jeffrey Howe's South Pole ghost story script, THE COLDEST HORIZON, was named best fantasy feature script at the International Horror Hotel (Cleveland, OH), and is a finalist for best overall script. The screenplay is also in the finals for feature...
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Jeffrey Howe's THE COLDEST HORIZON takes top honors at festival

The 2019 International Horror Hotel Film Festival named THE COLDEST HORIZON Best Feature Script and Best Script Overall. The supernatural adventure, set at the South Pole, is also currently a finalist (Action/Adventure/Thriller) in the Story Pros...
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