HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST ACCEPTING SUBS UP TO AUGUST 25, 2024.

Frights! Camera! Action! is a fun, affordable and recurring horror screenplay contest which is now entering its eighth year. It's run and judged by industry professionals and a horde of horror aficionados.

We're looking for all forms of horror. Whether your style is subtle and spine-chilling, blood-soaked and gory, psychologically twisted, or a unique blend of old-school scares and cutting-edge concepts, we welcome it all. 

​We accept short screenplays (up to 35 pages) and feature-length screenplays. Each entry we receive is read at least twice as part of the judging process. Writers will either win a category, place as a runner up, receive an honorable mention or not be selected.

​The contest is open for submissions now. The final deadline date is August 25, 2024.

​The total prize for money for the current contest is $1,350.00.

FEATURE SCREENPLAYS​
Best Screenplay - $400.00
Best Twist - $150.00
Best Villain - $150.00
Most messed up death - $150.00

SHORT SCREENPLAYS​
Best Screenplay - $200.00
Best Twist - $100.00
Best Villain - $100.00
Most messed up death - $100.00

1. Entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway by August 25, 2024. 

2. All entries must be in English. 

3. Participants may submit several projects, but each entry must be submitted separately.

4. All fees are non-refundable.

5. Screenwriters retain full rights to their work.

6. Prize money paid to winners via PayPal on August 31, 2024.

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  • Awesome festival. I'm absolutely honored.

    July 2024
  • Encouraged to have my script get an honorable mention. I didn't attend the festival so I can't comment on the networking or hospitality.

    June 2024
  • Mario Lopez

    A fun experience to test out your work. I’ll submit again in the future!

    June 2024
  • A fantastic screenplay contest that awards cash prizes. A definite recommend!!! - Virginia Austin

    March 2024
  • Sharon Burrell

    As a first time horror writer it was great to have my screenplay endorsed by the Frights! community. The laurel has given me much more confidence when approaching producers.

    March 2024