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HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST

ACCEPTING SUBS UP TO AUGUST 25, 2024

Frights! Camera! Action! is a fun, affordable and recurring horror screenplay contest which is now entering its eighth year. It's run and judged by industry professionals and a horde of horror aficionados.

We're looking for all kinds of horror. Whether your style is subtle and spine-chilling, blood-soaked and gory, psychologically twisted, or a unique blend of old-school scares and cutting-edge concepts, we welcome it all. 

We accept short screenplays (up to 35 pages) and feature-length screenplays. Each entry we receive is read at least twice as part of the judging process. Writers will either win a category, place as a runner up, receive an honorable mention or not be selected.

The contest is open for submissions now. The final deadline date is August 25, 2024. Winners and runners up will be announced on August 31, 2024.

The total prize for money for the current contest is $1,350.00.

CATEGORIES & PRIZES

SHORT SCREENPLAYS

Best Screenplay - $200.00

Best twist - $100.00

best villain - $100.00

Most messed up death - $100.00

 

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FEATURE SCREENPLAYS

Best Screenplay - $400.00

Best twist - $150.00

best villain - $150.00

Most messed up death - $150.00

 

1. Entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway by August 25, 2024. 

2. All entries must be in English. 

3. Participants may submit several projects, but each entry must be submitted separately.

4. All fees are non-refundable.

5. Screenwriters retain full rights to their work.

6. Prize money paid to winners via PayPal on August 31, 2024.

A link to submit horror screenplay to FilmFreeway
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