Shriekfest is a BI-COASTAL international horror and scifi film festival and screenwriting contest celebrating the work of independent artists in the horror, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy film genres. Los Angeles’ longest-running horror festival, Shriekfest is now celebrating it’s 19th year and its 3rd year in Orlando! Superior screening facilities, parties, and panels make this a wonderful networking experience for all. Awards will be given in most categories and prizes may include cash, product awards, and our new coveted trophies, etc. The LA festival will be taking place September 26-29 and the Orlando event will take place Nov 2nd.. More information about Shriekfest can be found on www.shriekfest.com, www.twitter.com/shriekfest, and www.facebook.com/shriekfest.

Shriekfest Declared "LA's Most Successful & Entertaining Horror Film Festival" by LA WEEKLY
2011 Movie Maker Magazine top 13 film festivals to die for!
2010 Movie Maker Magazine top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee!
Founder Denise Gossett voted number 5 out of 13 Most Influential Women In Horror History
Denise Gossett voted #1 in 2016's Most Influential Women In Genre!
2017 Denise Gossett was voted Most Influential Horror Film Festival Director www.shriekfest.com
www.imdb.me/denisegossett
www.facebook.com/shriekfest

Prizes are presented in all categories! See our site for specifics.

A prize package of one (1) InkTip Script Listings for the top three (3) winners of your best screenplay category to assist in providing them exposure. InkTip Script Listings provide writers/filmmakers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.

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  • Curtis Threadgold

    Shriekfest was an absolute joy. Great films, great festival and great people. Really well organised and attended. So happy I made the trip and hope to do it all over again next year. Highly recommended.

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    Response from festival:

    Curtis, thank you so much! It was a pleasure having you there and thank you for the sweet words! So lovely meeting you and your wife and I look forward to having you back in the future! ~Denise Gossett

  • Mariana Lui

    Denise communicates, encourages and loves. The fest is fantastic as a result. This was my first year participating in Shriekfest and never at any other fest have I met a group of people as hilarious, supportive, and creative as the Shriekfest family. I highly recommend attending and submitting to this festival.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Mariana, thank you so much!!! It was my pleasure to have you there this year and hopefully many more! Thank you for the sweet words. It means a lot to me. ~Denise Gossett

  • Denise Gossett goes the extra mile for every entrant at Shriekfest the event itself is such a communal feeling for all attendees and participants. If you can't make it to Shriekfest, be rest assured that Denise will always have your back with you and your script submittal... win, lose, or draw.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Michael! It was so great seeing you and your wife! Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot to me. Here's to many more! ~Denise Gossett

  • Travis Heermann

    Great curation of films. Denise Gossett is a force of nature and made this unproduced screenwriter feel welcome and included. I recommend this festival to anyone who works in the horror and scifi realms. Just quality from the ground up.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Travis! Thank you so much for your sweet words! So wonderful having you involved again. You are a welcomed addition! thank you! ~Denise Gossett

  • communication was amazing with this festival.

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    Response from festival:

    Australia, thank you so much! So wonderful having you as part of our 2019 festival! Here's to many more! ~Denise Gossett