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 1 December 2018.

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.

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.

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 brand new Theater of Terror.

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 brand new Theater of Terror.

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 31 October 2018. Screenplays and movies selected as finalists and winners will be announced on 1 December 2018.

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

Overall Rating
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  • Excellent feedback and communication five stars *****

    June 2018
  • Superb communication, excellent script notes.

    May 2018
  • Brian W. Smith

    Very honored to be placed in both the winner and finalist circles at 13Horror with two scripts. Always nice to receive accolades from peers in the horror genre for our writing. The reviews were encouraging and honest and communication was prompt and clear. It is an online festival, so not a lot of networking other than finding other finalists and winners via social media posts. Overall, I would enter this contest again.

    May 2018
  • Jerron Spencer

    I was very impressed with 13Horror's feedback. They were timely and thoughtful notes that will surely help to improve my script.

    May 2018
  • Jerzy Bojanowski

    Truly great competition. Especially in horror genre. I really recommend it to horror and thriller makers ! Reasonable entry fee compared with many that charge much more for far less. Very good communication, and thrilled to be a awarded. Look forward to entering the next one!

    May 2018