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.

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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  • Tayler Carter

    Great competition that provided detailed notes to help improve my script, ultimately leading it to be listed as a finalist.

    December 2021
  • This was my second time competing and both times I found the feedback incredibly helpful, and the reader/readers have a true understanding of narrative, most importantly, regarding horror.

    December 2021
  • Bruno Derlin

    Great event. Second time participating and having a great experience and also very grateful to have been selected as a finalist. Kudos to a;; behind this very cool forum.

    December 2021
  • Benjamin Niemchick

    I am overjoyed by the judge's selection to make my script a finalist. Thank you, Andrew.

    December 2021
  • Joseph Lint

    This is my second experience with 13Horror.com and both have been great. The feedback was helpful and seeing my work in print and listed on Amazon is an awesome feeling. A big thank you to 13Horror.com. I'll definitely be submitting again.

    December 2021