Short screenplay contest
Short film contest
Horror screenplay contest
Feature film contest
 

Open now for submissions!

Submissions are being accepted for feature-length horror screenplays.

 

Thirteen winning screenplays will be chosen based on the following criteria:

 

(i) originality

(ii) story

(iii) characterization

(iv) presentation

(v) overall impression

 

Every entry will receive comprehensive feedback from one of our Hollywood judges.

 

First Place wins $1,000.00, publication of their screenplay with Dizzy Emu Publishing as a paperback and e-book, including royalties for life, the coveted 13Horror.com Golden Skull award, horror movie merchandise, a framed winner’s certificate and a place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame.

 

2 x Second Place win $500.00, publication of their screenplay with Dizzy Emu Publishing as a paperback and e-book, including royalties for life, the coveted 13Horror.com Silver Skull award, horror movie merchandise, a framed winner’s certificate and a place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame
 
10 x Third Place win professional publication of their screenplay as a paperback and e-book with DizzyEmuPublishing.com, including royalties for life, a winner's certificate and a place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame.

 

In addition to the above prizes, all screenplays which are awarded the status of Finalist will be eligible for a discounted publishing package.

Deadline 31 October 2019.

Results announced 16 December 2019.

Submit your feature-length screenplay

 

You can submit your screenplay directly via the 13Horror.com website or via FilmFreeway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck! We look forward to reading your screenplay!

 

Once you have paid your entry fee, please email your screenplay and receipt reference number to editor@13horror.com

 

Submissions are being accepted for short horror screenplays (30 pages maximum).

 

Thirteen winning screenplays will be chosen based on the following criteria:

 

(i) originality

(ii) story

(iii) characterization

(iv) presentation

(v) overall impression

 

Every entry will receive comprehensive feedback from one of our Hollywood judges.

 

First Place wins $500.00, publication of their screenplay with Dizzy Emu Publishing, including royalties for life, horror movie merchandise, a framed winner’s certificate and a place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame.

 

Second Place wins $300.00, publication of their screenplay with Dizzy Emu Publishing, including royalties for life, horror movie merchandise, a framed winner’s certificate and a place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame.
 
Third Place wins $200.00,
publication of their screenplay with Dizzy Emu Publishing, including royalties for life, horror movie merchandise, a framed winner’s certificate and a place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame.

10 x additional winners win professional publication of their screenplay as a paperback and/or e-book with DizzyEmuPublishing.com, including royalties for life, a winner's certificate and a place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame.

 

In addition to the above prizes, all screenplays which are awarded the status of Finalist will be eligible for a discounted publishing package.

Deadline 31 October 2019.

Results announced 16 December 2019.

Submit your short screenplay

 

You can submit your screenplay directly via the 13Horror.com website or via FilmFreeway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck! We look forward to reading your screenplay!

 

Once you have paid your entry fee, please email your screenplay and receipt reference number to editor@13horror.com

Laurels will be awarded for: 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLUS FILM DISTRIBUTION FOR SELECTED ENTRIES!

 

Selected films will also be offered distribution on 13Horror.com's online Roku channel and on Amazon Prime Video. We offer successful film-makers an incredible distribution deal where we'll engage in promotion of your movie and film-makers will be paid extremely competitive royalties on film sales, rentals and advertising revenues.

 

Submit your feature film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck! We look forward to watching your film!

 

 

Laurels will be awarded for: 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLUS FILM DISTRIBUTION FOR SELECTED ENTRIES!

Selected films will also be offered distribution on 13Horror.com's online Roku channel and on Amazon Prime Video. We offer successful film-makers an incredible distribution deal where we'll engage in promotion of your movie and film-makers will be paid extremely competitive royalties on film sales, rentals and advertising revenues.

Submit your short film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck! We look forward to watching your film!

 

  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and the 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) and film-makers.

  • Material must be submitted by the writer (for screenplays) or an authorized representative of the film-maker (for films). 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 the 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.

  • It is recommended that original material be registered with the Writers Guild of America before submitting to any competition, but this is not a requirement for entry.

  • All ownership and rights to the screenplays and films submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders. 

  • There are no age restrictions.

  • This is an international screenplay competition.  All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible but the material submitted must be in English. Foregin language films are welcome but must have English subtitles.

  • We accept material submitted to other competitions or contests.

  • 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, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.

  • Screenplays should be submitted in the standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin. This is part of the judging criteria. Please ask us if you're unsure about this and we'll point you in the right direction regarding format, but please check out our Screenwriting School in the first instance.

  • Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.

  • Screenplays of 140 pages or longer are eligible but a flat fee of $70.00 will be applied to them, regardless of submission date. Entries in excess of 140 pages can only be submitted via the 13Horror.com website on this page.

  • All screenplays must be submitted via FilmFreeway or electronically as a PDF or a Word document or it will not be eligible.

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