13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers!

The categories for the contest are:
1) Feature-length screenplays
2) Short screenplays
3) Feature-length movies
4) Short movies

Each screenplay and movie entrant receives comprehensive feedback from one of our Hollywood judges, explaining how their screenplay or film did against the judging criteria. This is included as part of your entry fee and is extremely popular with submitters, both for the value of the feedback and in confirming that entries have been read, watched and carefully considered.

Our Hollywood judges include Andrew Hannon, editor of the international best-selling 'Thirteen' horror anthologies and writer of the critically acclaimed sell-out stage show Stage Fright and writer and star of the horror film Creepy Hill.

FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAY CONTEST
One grand prize winner will receive:
- $1,000.00
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- The coveted 13Horror.com Golden Skull award
- A letter of introduction from 13Horror.com
- A framed winner’s certificate
- A horror movie model
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

Second and third place winners will receive:
- $500.00 and $350.00
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- The coveted 13Horror.com Silver Skull award
- A letter of introduction from 13Horror.com
- A framed winner's certificate
- A horror movie model
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

10 x additional winners will receive:
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- A winner’s certificate including their laurels
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

SHORT SCREENPLAY CONTEST
One grand prize winner will receive:
- $500.00
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- A letter of introduction from 13Horror.com
- A framed winner’s certificate
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

Second place and third place winners will receive:
- $300.00 and $200.00
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- A letter of introduction from 13Horror.com
- A framed winner's certificate
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

10 additional winners will receive:
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- A winner's certificate
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

In addition to the above winners in both screenplay categories, entrants who score highly enough to qualify as Finalists will be eligible for exclusive discounted publishing packages and awarded Finalist laurels.

FEATURE-LENGTH FILM
Laurels will be awarded for: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor & Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor & Actress, Best Horror Baddy and Best Special Effects

SHORT FILM
Laurels will be awarded for: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor & Actress, Scariest Moment, Best Horror Baddy and Best Special Effects

Selected films will also be offered distribution via 13Horror.com's Amazon Prime distribution channel.

Winning screenplays and films will be chosen based on the following criteria:

(i) originality
(ii) story
(iii) characterization
(iv) presentation
(v) overall impression

Feedback forms will be sent to each writer and filmmaker regarding their respective work as soon as a judge has completed their review. The deadline for entries is October 31st 2022. Screenplays and movies selected as finalists and winners will be announced on November 15th 2022.

Overall Rating
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Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Alec Gutherz

    Thank you so much for selecting my script, MOSSHART, as a finalist this year. Andrew and the entire staff were very helpful, with great communication throughout the process. I look forward to submitting again soon.

    August 2022
  • This contest offers very thoughtful feedback, which I greatly appreciated. It was nice that two of my screenplays (The Flower Garden and The Haunt) were named as finalists. Communication was punctual. However, the only downside is that there is no opportunity for networking.

    August 2022
  • Damian Myron

    Truly honored to be named a finalist in the 13Horror Film & Screenplay Contest. The judge's analysis and critique was spot on and tremendously enhanced adapting my novella into a screenplay. Congrats to the winners, look forward to submitting to more contests

    August 2022
  • Mitchell Slan

    Honored to have been a finalist in this fantastic competition. The feedback I received enhanced my screenplay and made me look at my writing in a different way. Can't wait to submit again.

    August 2022
  • Glad to have been part of 13.Horror Film & Screenplay Contest with my short screenplay "THE DOOR".
    The feedback from the judges has helped me a lot to improve my writing technique.
    Highly recommended festival for its communication with the participants
    Thanks to all the staff involved!!.

    August 2022