Shriekfest is an international 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 18th year and its 2nd 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 October 4-7 and the Orlando event will take place Oct 20th.. More information about Shriekfest can be found on www.shriekfest.com, www.twitter.com/shriekfest, and www.facebook.com/shriekfest.

Awards & Prizes

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.

26 Reviews

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    Caitlin Koller

    Awesome festival! Great networking opportunities, an inspiring line up of films and electric atmosphere! Highly recommended!

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Caitlin, thank you so much for this amazing review! It was such a delight to meet you and have you involved with our 17th year! I look forward to more of your amazing projects! Denise Gossett

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    Timothy Vandenberg

    I can't say enough good thing about Shrielkest and how above and beyond Denise goes to create opportunities and exposure for her filmmakers. After the fest was over she was still networking us in to opportunities. Leading up to the festival she was constantly updating and sharing info. Thank you so much for having Agatha!!

    Tim Vandenberg
    Director, Agatha

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Tim, thank you so much for your sweet words! It really means a lot to me! It was my honor having you and Agatha there! Hopefully I'll be sending more referrals soon! Denise

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    Scott Lyus

    Shriekfest is one of those festivals everyone talks about, established as a must stop on every indie horror film list, and having been selected for the 2017 line up I can honestly say Shriekfest lives up to the hype and then some.

    I adore this festival, the people that run it and the fans that attend. A true horror lovers festival that puts the spotlight on real indie horror. If I could give it 6 stars out of 5 I would!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Scott, you are so sweet! thank you for your kind words! I have loved getting to know you via social media and then finally meeting you was wonderful! thank you for being in Shriekfest 2017!

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    Jeff Hamm

    This was such a fun festival!! Every single film was amazing, the people were amazing, Denise was amazing... It was definitely worth it!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jeff! Such a pleasure having you there! thank you,thank you!

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    Duba Leibell

    Truly, Shriekfest is one of the best horror film festivals in the country in terms of the caliber of films that are showcased, organization, communication, press, and networking. Denise Gossett is absolutely dedicated to promoting new filmmakers and getting audiences and the press excited about the roster of films. A really extraordinary touch was that Denise called me personally to say that our film had been accepted into Shriekfest. We ended up winning Best Short Sci Fi Film, and our director (Sara Werner) couldn't have been more ecstatic and honored! As Sara's teacher (and producer), it was phenomenal to see this talented young filmmaker rise in large part because of Shriekfest's recognition. Thank you so very much for a terrific experience at Shriekfest. Denise -- you are the BEST!!!!!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Duba! Thank you so much! Wow, this is a wonderful review! That means so much to me...you guys have been amazing all around and I'm honored to have screened your film at Shriekfest! Welcome to The Shriekfest Family! love, Denise