Submit A Screenplay
|EARLY||Jan 15, 2023||$42|
|REGULAR||March 15, 2023||$52|
|FINAL||June 2, 2023||$62|
|EXTENDED FINAL||June 15, 2023||$77|
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.
Winning Screenwriter Prize:
Top 5 Finalists Prize:
All Screenplay Submissions Will Receive:
*In the event of multiple writers, Screamfest divides the trophy equally among co-writers.
Screenplay Call for Entries
Screenplay submissions are CLOSED for 2023 on the Screamfest site. Our 2024 submissions will open towards the end of October. We look forward to reading your stories.
- Extended Final Submission
- June 15
- Upload Online