In 2018 to coincide with Around The World in 80 Screams, which was a Horror Roku event on TPG Channels, TPG Studios and Four Leaf Clover Multimedia Productions created a virtual Horror Film Festival along with physical screenings called 80 Screams International Film Festival. The film festival renewed for a second year, 80 Screams International Film Festival 2 The Sequel in 2019. Due to the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic, the festival chose not to continue until 2021. We are proud to announce 80 Screams International Film Festival III The Resurrection for 2021.

In the past the festival was able to support both physical screenings and streaming. For 2021 we're going to focus just on the streaming to try and reach as many as possible and we'll pursue a physical venue for 2022. To help in these hard times we're also reducing the submission fees and the first deadline period will be free submissions for ALL categories. During the 3 day streaming period, viewers will be able to vote on their favorite films in their respective categories. A Judges panel will determine the rest of the awards, and the winners will be announced online on the website, social media and via email on Halloween 2021 after all the votes are tallied. After the announcement of the winners the laurels and awards will be sent out to the winners.

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Submissions will also automatically be submitted to the TPG International Film Festival found here

The official merchandise website for the festival is

There will be a best of (First Place) as well as Second and Third place for the following categories:

Micro Film
Short Film
Extended-length short films
Feature-length fiction films
Feature-length documentary films
Web Series
Original Musical Composition

There will also be a Scream Queen/ King Contest

The First Place winners will also be inducted into our Hall of Fame Known as Hall of Screams.

Awards for different categories and placements will be a combination of different trophies, plaques and certificates. Laurels will be provided as well.

80 Screams International Film Festival is brought to you by TPG Studios and Four Leaf Clover Multimedia Productions.

80 Screams International Film Festival sponsors are not eligible to win awards for any submitted works, however they can win an Audience Best Picked Award from viewers voting.

We will accept submissions until the extended deadline.

The following are the film lengths that should determine your film submission type:

Feature-length fiction and documentary films — 60 minutes or more
Micro films — Less than 7 minutes
Short films — between 7-25 minutes
Extended-length short films — between 26 and 45 minutes


If your film has been released it is not eligible for this competition.

You will be notified of acceptance via email.

Mailed DVDs or Thumb drives can be sent to the listed submission address.

All entries selected into 80 Screams International Film Festival, grant 80 Screams International Film Festival the right to use any footage from the preview screened and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for 80 Screams International Film Festival's promotional and streaming purposes, without limitations.

Survived 2020 Deadline 3/31/21
Early deadline 5/31/21
Regular deadline 7/31/21
Late deadline 9/30/21
Extended deadline 10/22/21

Screenplay file names should be saved in this format: Title_Lastname.pdf
Feature film screenplay length should be at least 75 pages and not over 130.
Short screenplays are not accepted.

Writers who submit screenplays to 80 Screams International Film Festival will have the option to receive feedback from our readers. The feedback is very brief, generally three to five sentences outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay.

Please include a title/cover page with your screenplay title, author name, WGA registration number and/or copyright information. The title page will not count towards the overall script page count.

Screenplays can be submitted online by emailing

We will notify screenplay finalists in November. The winning screenplay will be announced online.

The screenplay finalists will be announced in an email sent to you from 80 Screams International Film Festival.

Please add our email address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list so that any correspondence with 80 Screams International Film Festival will not be blocked or filtered into your bulk folder.

All 80 Screams International Film Festival Awards will be announced in early December after the screenings and the winners will of course will receive an email prior to that. We will reach out to the winners in November for shipping any and all awards won.

Questions may be submitted to

Overall Rating
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021
  • I was unable to attend this festival, but I had a positive experience with 80 Screams. Communication was very good and I'm grateful for my short film, The Hunted, winning 3rd Place in the Horror Short Films category. I will definitely submit again with my next project.

    December 2018
  • It was an honor to have my screenplay selected to be in the festival, and take 2nd place in one of the categories. That and very fast email response to my questions. I would recommend 80 screams to other writers.

    December 2018
  • Robert Cox

    Great film Festival! Highly recommend. Communication was excellent. Of course, it didn't hurt that my script was declared a winner, but even so, it was well-run.

    December 2018
  • Wayne Keeley

    We are thrilled to have participated in 80 Screams. They did not rush to judgment and made sure all the participants were kept aware of what was going on. We are honored that our script SEE EVIL was part of it.

    December 2018