The monthly festival that showcases the best of Thriller/Suspense Genre Stories and Films from around the world.

THRILLER festivals occur 12 times a year in Toronto & Los Angeles. Go to the website for information on the next events.

With THRILLER screenplays and films, there will always be a market. This is a genre that will always be popular. Agents and producers are always looking for the next great writer and the next great filmmakers who tell great THRILLER stories. So if that is you, we will showcase your script or short film and make sure the right people see your work.

All festival dates have been moved to private screenings with the same Audience FEEDBACK videos made for the short & feature films, and recorded script readings performed by professional actors for the screenplays. This is our way of showing community over distance so everyone around the world can experience our Audience Feedback videos.

Submit your film or story and get it showcased at the Festival.

Screenplay Festival occurs monthly.

The #1 Thriller/Suspense Festival and Contest in the World today!

– 0ffers screenwriters, novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

– Offers filmmakers to get their works showcased at a sold out Film Festival. Then the filmmaker will receive and audience reaction video on their film.

– One of the best places in the world for the writers to sell their script and/or obtain and agent.

NEW Showcase: Submit your FEATURE FILM and receive an audience feedback promotional/testimonial video of your film. Great video to use to get into more festivals and/or promote your film. All submissions receive feedback on their film no matter what.

Accept only films and screenplays that fit into the Thriller/Suspense Genre.

WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos:

Overall Rating
  • Rashad Haughton

    Thank you for selecting Half Samurai for this very cool festival.

    April 2023
  • Jonathon Kimble

    Really cool hybrid festival. Great communication. I would definitely recommend this to any other filmmakers based on the feedback videos alone

    October 2022
  • Scott Herriott

    Hey, was an honor to have my film "Unverified" accepted into the festival and the winning the Best Feature award. Also, appreciated the feedback footage. Thanks for what you do!

    August 2022
  • Noel Holmes

    Really Great Festival and some great extra options

    June 2022
  • Evan Hoff

    Awesome festival, but what really sold me was the audience feedback videos they made. Great marketing material for the project! Would definitely recommend for indie filmmakers.

    May 2022