Frights! Camera! Action! is a fun, affordable horror screenplay and film contest. Submissions are open for:

Short screenplays (35 page max)
Feature screenplays
Short films (35 min max)
Feature films

Awards & Prizes go to:


Best screenplay (feature) - $300.00

Best screenplay (short) - $150.00

Best twist - $100.00

Best villain - $100.00

Most messed up death - $100.00


Best film (feature) - $500.00

Best film (short) - $250.00

Best twist - $200.00

Best villain - $200.00

Most messed up death - $200.00

​Winners & runners-up will be announced on 15 August 2018. Judging takes place by industry professionals and our horde of horror aficionados and each entry will be read/viewed at least twice.

Frights! Camera! Action! laurels go to all category winners and to runners up.

1. Entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway. 

2. All screenplay entries must be in English. Films must be in English or have English subtitles. 

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

4. All fees are non-refundable.

5. Screenwriters and film makers retain full rights to their work.

6. Prize money paid by PayPal on 15 August 2018.

Overall Rating
  • Didn't attend so review based on emails etc.

    March 2018
  • James Smith

    Thanks for selecting us as a runner up for the Best Twist Award. An inexpensive contest that announced awards right on time. Good exposure just to be able to say that a contest has recognized our screenplay, "Cypress Creek."

    March 2018
  • Michael Speer

    Thank you for the recognition.

    November 2017
  • Frights! Camera! Action! is a contest that really keeps me motivated to write so I'll always have something new to enter. With all the cool categories, prizes and low entry fees you really shouldn't let this one pass you by.

    August 2017
  • Timothy Swiney

    It's really easy to give a good review when I'm one of the top three for Best Feature Screenplay, but honestly I'm very pleased with the way they handled this contest. I especially like the fact they have included some really cool categories like "Best Villain" and "Most Messed Up Death." I'm looking forward to writing a really gruesome death scene in my next screenplay to compete in the next contest. Hear me judges? Next year's "Most Messed Up Death" award is mine!

    June 2017