HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 2017 - HOLLYWOOD, CA

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Attention Screenwriters & Filmmakers - The 2017 Festival is OPEN for Submissions

Screamfest the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States is accepting submissions of horror, sci-fi & thriller films and screenplays for the 17th annual Horror Film Festival taking place October 2017 in Hollywood, CA.

Enter Your Screenplay - Click the link below to review the screenplay submission guidelines and submit your screenplay Submit Screenplay .

Enter Your Film - Click the link below to review the film submission guidelines and submit your film Submit Film .

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SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Screamfest accepts feature & short films from around the world. The 2017 call for entries for film is now OPEN.

SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT

The 2017 call for entries for screenplays is now OPEN. Click here for the submission guidelines.

ABOUT US

Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. This year we celebrate our 17th year in Hollywood.

FESTIVAL INFO

2017 Celebrates our 17th year. Please join us for a screaming good time in October for 10 days of some of the best horror films from around the world!

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Jackie Kong: The Queen of Camp

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Seeing as how we are counting down the last few days of February, I’m going to take this opportunity to celebrate one more woman who has recently popped back into the zeitgeist, cult film extraordinaire, Jackie Kong. At this point the difficulties women face in Hollywood have been more than expressed, but as an Asian American woman making sleazy horror comedies in the 1980’s, writer/director Jackie Kong sure as hell had her work cut out for her. Despite her relatively few directorial ventures, she quickly established a signature style all of her own.

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Top Five Short Films Directed By Women

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What’s better than a scary movie? A much shorter scary movie! Well okay, maybe not, but it will impinge on your highly coveted spare time much less. So, in honor of the weekly releases of short films on the Screamfest Youtube page, and of course Women in Horror month, here are five spine-tingling short films directed by women:

1. The Stylist Directed by Jill Gevargizian

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Ode to Debra Hill

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Growing up with the admittedly ambitious dream of becoming a horror filmmaker, I accepted pretty early on that female role models were few and far between. Not that I was particularly seeking them out, I idolized all the great male directors just the same, however I would still find myself subconsciously scouring the credits of scary movies for potentially female names because, for me, that made my goal that much more attainable.

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