Here’s the scoop:

As filmmakers and screenwriters ourselves, we know that outside of the film festival circuit, most shorts will die a lonely death in the bowels of the interwebs. So we're helping amazing shorts get the audience they deserve with "Grave Intentions: An Anthology of Chills, Thrills, and Kills."

And you could be a part of it!

In addition to getting $500 each, the winning short films (we’ll select up to 10) will be included in "Grave Intentions," a feature length anthology which will be distributed worldwide. The winning filmmakers will also receive additional cash bonuses at various profit milestones for the anthology!

In addition to the $500, the screenplay winner (one) will receive a prize package from InkTip, and their screenplay may be produced into a short film for the next volume of “Grave Intentions.”

So if you want the chance to win at least 500 bucks and have your film shared with audiences around the world, submit to us now!


If your short film or screenplay would be at home on The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, The Outer Limits, or Creep Show, we want to see it. Basically, we’re looking for anything that broadly fits the horror genre, including suspense, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, etc.

“Grave Intentions” will be released in October of 2018, and we’ll celebrate with a live screening event in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina!

"Grave Intentions" will be produced by Death Cat Entertainment, LLC. This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

More details at: http://www.GraveIntentionsAnthology.com

Did we mention 500 US dollars for each winner?

- $500 each for up to ten winning films.
- Inclusion in "Grave Intentions: An Anthology of Chills, Thrills, and Kills."
- Non-exclusive agreement.
- Filmmaker bonuses at profit milestones.

- $500 for one winning screenplay.
- Possible production of script for the next volume of "Grave Intentions" by Death Cat Entertainment.
- The screenplay winner will also receive one (1) InkTip Script Listing and one (1) InkTip magazine listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents, which include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.


The entry period is October 3, 2017 through March 15, 2018.

All winners will be announced on April 15, 2018.

There are no restrictions on the creation date of the films or screenplays, so if you don’t have something new, dust off your masterpiece and send it our way!

Submitters must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent or guardian submit on minors behalf).

Failure to comply with guidelines, rules, regulations, and eligibility is cause for disqualification. Entry fees are non-refundable.

All judging decisions are final.

If you have any questions, check our FAQ: http://graveintentionsanthology.com/content/frequently-asked-questions


The $500 prize will be paid to each winning film to compensate the submitter for the licensing of their film.

Films should be 30 minutes or less (excluding credits).

All non-English language films must have English language subtitles.

Our judges are looking for creative and well-produced short films that broadly fit within the horror genre. An engaging, well-told story is essential, but our judges will also score films based on strong acting, stunning cinematography, skillful directing, and tight editing.

The anthology will run for approximately 90 minutes, so depending on the running times of the highest scoring shorts, between three and ten films will be selected.

This is a competition, so only the winning films will be included in the anthology.

Submitter must hold all rights, permissions, and releases to the film (including but not limited to music). We will ask for confirmation of clearance of these rights if your film is selected.

To be included in the anthology, winners will be required to sign a license agreement with Death Cat Entertainment, LLC giving them a 5-year, worldwide, NON-EXCLUSIVE license to distribute the film as they see fit. After reading the agreement, winners can decide not to proceed, but in doing so will forfeit their $500 prize which serves as the initial payment for licensing the film.

At a minimum, the anthology will be distributed on DVD and VOD with the potential for additional distribution channels.

If the anthology takes off, we plan to award the filmmakers bonuses at various profit milestones that will be detailed in the licensing agreement.

Kudos for reading all the Rules & Terms! As a reward, use code RULESRULE to get $5 off your short film or screenplay entry fee.


Screenplays should be 15 pages or less (excluding title page).

Screenplays must be in English.

Screenplays should be in standard industry format.

Our judges are looking for creative and well-written screenplays that broadly fit within the horror genre. An engaging story is essential, but our judges will also score screenplays based on strong characterization, tight pacing, believable dialog, and originality.

This is a competition, with only one screenplay winning the prize.

Screenplays must be the original work of the submitter. Writing teams are permitted, but only one $500 prize will be awarded.

The best screenplay will win the $500 prize, but there are several factors that will determine whether Death Cat Entertainment moves forward with producing that winning script, including complexity of the script and the amount of funding Death Cat Entertainment can secure for the project.

Representatives of Death Cat Entertainment will contact the winner to discuss potentially producing the script for the next volume of "Grave Intentions."

Kudos for reading all the Rules & Terms! As a reward, use code RULESRULE to get $5 off your short film or screenplay entry fee.