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 May 2018.

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

Awards & Prizes

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

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.

Rules & Terms

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.

Screenplays and movies selected as finalists and winners will be announced on 1 May 2018.

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

49 Reviews

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    Mark Hammond

    A great experience! I participated online. The feedback was clear and helpful. My screenplay is much improved thanks to the notes. Thank you, Andrew Hannon.

    November 2017
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    Lisa Clemens

    The feedback on my screenplay DEAD WAKE was extremely helpful and encouraging. Placing as a finalist, the discount for publishing was a great prize that I chose to take advantage of.

    November 2017
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    Alicia Norman

    Man what an awesome, awesome fest! The positive review I received is already helping me in the film marketplace and the prize package is second to none. I appreciate any fest that seems to have regard for writers and the writing process, this is one. Will be submitting again!

    November 2017
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    Jason Boaden

    Always thoughtful feedback. Looking forward to next season.

    November 2017
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    Brooke Lewis

    Many thanks to Andrew and his team! This is just such a professional and honorable contest in the horror community. We received the most amazing feedback on our film and I was blessed to win a Best Actress Award. Thank you so much and we will be back!

    November 2017