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

Winning entrants will receive some truly awesome prizes, including:

- Cash
- Publishing deals
- Movie distribution offer
- Award certificates
- Laurels
- Film-making classes
- Contacts with horror movie industry insiders
- Horror merchandise
- And much more

Each screenplay and movie entrant receives a comprehensive feedback form 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.

Screenplays and movies selected as finalists and winners will be announced on 16 December 2019.

Our Hollywood judges include Andrew Hannon, editor of the international best-selling 'Thirteen' horror anthologies.

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

2 x second-place winners will receive:
- $500.00
- 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

In addition to the above winners, entrants whose screenplays score highly enough will be awarded the status of Finalist, meaning they are eligible for exclusive discounted publishing packages and awarded Finalist laurels.

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 winner will receive:
- $300.00
- 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

Third place winner will receive:
- $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, entrants whose screenplays score highly will be awarded the status of Finalist, meaning they are 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
- Scariest Moment
- Best Horror Baddy
- Best Special Effects

Selected films will also be offered distribution via 13Horror.com's brand new online film distribution channel. We are excited to be able to 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 sales made via our horror channels on Amazon Prime Video, Roku, iTunes and Google Play.

SHORT FILM

Laurels will be awarded for:
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Actor & Actress
- Scariest Moment
- Best Horror Baddy
- Best Special Effect

Selected films will also be offered distribution via 13Horror.com's brand new online film distribution channel. We are excited to be able to 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 sales made via our horror channels on Amazon Prime Video, Roku, iTunes and Google Play.

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 Halloween, 31st October 2019. Screenplays and movies selected as finalists and winners will be announced on 16 December 2019.

Please see 13Horror.com for full Rules & Terms.

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  • Nich Witham

    Great response, great graphics and LOVE my cover art!!!

    July 2019
  • Dan Kiely

    Great screenplay competition. The notes are fantastic. Don't miss out

    June 2019
  • T Frech

    Great feedback and organization. Will definitely participate again!

    June 2019
  • Eduardo Basile

    Great festival. I applied with a short screenplay, received excellent feedback (which I was not even expecting) and at the end got an award! Couldn't have been better!

    June 2019
  • lois terrans bradbury

    The feed back was upfront and truthful. Great advice.

    June 2019