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 October 3-6 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.

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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  • William D. Prystauk

    I had the honor of going to Shriekfest in 2016 and the experience was fantastic. Denise Gossett is an incredible hostess and the attendees were wonderful. Raleigh Studios is an exceptional venue, and their staff is equally engaging. I highly recommend Shriekfest due to its treatment of prospective winners, who are never forgotten by Denise or her staff, and for one stellar salute to the horror genre!

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    William, thank you so much for your sweet words! It was amazing getting to meet you and have you in the Shriekfest family! I look forward to more chats on the industry!

  • Jules Vincent

    The top genre fest in Los Angeles! An incredible event at an extraordinary venue, filled with high level productions, and a host of accomplished film makers, sales agents, and distributors in attendance.

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Jules! Thank you so much for your sweet words! It was such an honor having you guys involved! I can't wait to see what you come up with in the future! Welcome to the Shriekfest family!

  • Michael Rich

    Shriekfest is easily my favorite film festival I've been in! I've been lucky enough to get in twice and both times, the theater was packed. The networking is great. I met the composer on my latest project at last year's event. Denise always responds to questions quickly. And everyone seems to be on equal footing. I was lucky enough to take home a bloody reel trophy this year, which was super surprising, but meant a lot.

    I also want to give props to the festival for showing actual independent horror. Too many horror fests pack their schedules with the same 10 movies that make the festival rounds, as well as a bunch of old movies and restorations. Shriekfest takes a chance on up-and-comers, which is awesome!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Michael, wow! thank you for the sweet words! That means a lot to me. I have a passion for showcasing indie films and I'm so happy you noticed that. The studio films don't need the extra showcasing...they have studios. :) So thrilled to have you involved 2 years and thrilled that you have one of our amazing trophies! Well deserved. See you soon...Denise

  • Clea Frost

    Shriekfest is one of the best festivals out there. Denise and her team always deliver an amazing event. We were so happy to be selected for the 2018 fest and although we couldn't attend in person, we felt very connected to the Shriekfest community and to fellow filmmakers.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Clea, thank you so much for your sweet words! It was an honor to have your film play at the fest. I hope to see you in person soon! Denise

  • Niall Shukla

    Shriekfest has been one of the most communicative and organised festivals I have had my short film selected for. Sadly I could not attend this year, but I can only imagine what the atmosphere would have been like from afar - and I'm very jealous of those who got to attend! You can really tell how much passion Denise and the team put into this event. There is also a real desire to make all the filmmakers feel like one big community. I would thoroughly recommend this festival!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Niall, thank you so much for the sweet words! It was an honor to include your talent in this year's fest! I look forward to the day when I actually get to meet you in person! Welcome to the Shriekfest family!