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 March 31st 2022. Screenplays and movies selected as finalists and winners will be announced on 30 April 2022.

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  • Keith Johnson

    We got really helpful and concise feedback on our script. Thank you to the organizers and judges for selecting our script as a 'Finalist!'

    May 2022
  • Kevin Edwards

    13 Horror was VERY prompt and VERY professional! They also sent us a detailed review of our film, "Schmetterling." They are a class act and we highly recommend them!

    May 2022
  • I am beyond ecstatic! What a honor to have your screenplay reviewed and awarded. I highly recommend this competition as the Judges send inspiring feedback and wish the best to all who enter. I'll see you soon on the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame!

    April 2022
  • Great festival. Very friendly. Great communication. I highly recommend.

    May 2022
  • Margina Sisson

    I highly recommend 13Horror.com film and screenplay competition! They are professional, provide great communication and incredible feedback and notes. My experience has been nothing but positive. Especially receiving in-depth notes and observations that once implemented, improved my screenplay over night! I’m honored my feature screenplay, Camp Nahgano, was selected as a Finalist and I will most definitely submit my next film or screenplay to this A+ festival.

    May 2022