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  • SUBMIT Your Screenplay to SCREAMFEST
    from Anywhere.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

When to Submit
  DEADLINE PRICE
EARLY Jan 15, 2023 $42
REGULAR March 15, 2023 $52
FINAL June 2, 2023 $62
EXTENDED FINAL June 15, 2023 $77
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • Feature film screenplay length should be at least 75 pages and not over 130.

  • Short screenplays are not accepted.

  • Writers who submit screenplays to Screamfest will have the option to receive feedback from our readers. The feedback is very brief, generally three to five sentences outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay. The feedback option is located on the submission form.

  • You may enter your logline or paragraph synopsis on the online submission form. You do not need to include one with your pdf.

  • Please include a title/cover page with your screenplay title, author name, WGA registration number and/or copyright information. The title page will not count towards the overall script page count.

  • Screenplays can be submitted online by clicking the link above.

  • Online entrants can complete their application, upload a PDF version of their script and make their credit card payment.

  • Screenplay file names should be saved in this format: Title_Lastname.pdf
  • The online application must be completed and script uploaded by 11:59 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on the uploaded by date or your submission fee will be forfeited.

  • Entry fees are non refundable, and may be paid in the form of Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover paid in US dollars, only through a US affiliated bank. We process payments through Paypal. You do not have to have a Paypal account to make a payment. A $2.00 processing fee is included in the submission fee.

  • We strongly suggest you register your screenplay with the Writers Guild of America, West and the US Copyright Office.

IF YOU ARE A FINALIST OR WINNER

Winning Screenwriter Prize:

  • $1,000 cash prize

  • Our prestigious skull award designed by the legendary Stan Winston. 

  • General meeting with literary managers/producers.

  • 10 free pitches on VPF, the platform for TV/Film professionals seeking scripts and writers to represent.  With VPF, writers can submit written pitches to 500+ networks/studios, producers and agents with the assurance of a guaranteed response. 1 prize per screenplay.

  • 3 months of Roadmap Writers On Ramp program and 2 Open Pitch Sessions. Value $337
  • Movie Magic Screenwriting software.
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.  Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made.  Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot and 20th Century Fox. 

Top 5 Finalists Prize:

  • 5 free pitches on VPF, the platform for TV/Film professionals seeking scripts and writers to represent.  With VPF, writers can submit written pitches to 500+ networks/studios, producers and agents with the assurance of a guaranteed response.  1 prize per script.  Winning screenplay does not receive this prize in addition to the winning prize.

  • One full festival pass to Screamfest 2023, including all screenings and parties,
  • Movie Magic Screenwriting software.
  • 1 Roadmap Writers On Ramp program Open Pitch Session. Value $175
  • Read by leading industry/producers such as Ghost House Pictures, Hulu, Impossible Dream Entertainment, Gotham Group and more.
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.  Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made.  Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot and 20th Century Fox. 

All Screenplay Submissions Will Receive: 

  • 1 free pitch on VPF, the platform for TV/Film professionals seeking scripts and writers to represent.  With VPF, writers can submit written pitches to 500+ networks/studios, producers and agents with the assurance of a guaranteed response. 1 prize per screenplay.

 

 

*In the event of multiple writers, Screamfest divides the trophy equally among co-writers.

We want to see your work!

Screenplay Call for Entries

Screenplay submissions are OPEN for 2023.  We look forward to reading your stories. 

Early Submission
$ 42.00  / January 15th
  • Early Submission
  • Jan 15th
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