Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

After participating in Zed Fest Film Festival, many our filmmakers have been able to advance their careers develop their next projects. We take pride in the fact that we are able maintain relationships with participants, to encourage and help them develop and promote their future endeavors.

" WE HOPE TO DISCOVER THE CULT MOVIES OF THE FUTURE."

Please visit us at for more information
http://www.zedfest.org/faq.html
www.zedfest.org

For News & Updates please follow us on Social Media:
www.facebook.com/zedfest
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ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL is an IMDB award Listing Qualifier

We are an Independent Film Festival Showcasing The Best of Indie Films from around the world in Horror,Suspense, SCI-FI, Action Adventure, Drama and Art house Genres.

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FYI:
WE CONSIDER YOUR PAYMENT DATE AS YOUR ENTRY DATE,
THEN YOU HAVE 10 Business days to get all your links and entry
materials into us for consideration.

Note: If we don't receive screening dvd or bluray for your entry
we will not be able to screen your film.

Zed Fest Film Festival Film Entries Checklist:

Email us the following Items to: zedfest@gmail.com
Paypal Payment
Video File Link
Online Streaming Media (HD,High Quality Vimeo Link)
Signed PDF Registration Form
Vertical Jpg, or Png of Movie Poster (200 dpi)600Wx900H

Mail in The following items to complete your entry:
Mail in Copy of Dvd to us *****We will need a Region 1 Playable Copy DVD of your film or Playable Bluray For Feature Films. For our Event Theater Screening*****
Digital Press Kit ,Vertical Jpg, or Png Movie Poster (200 dpi)600Wx900H
Signed Pdf copy of Registration form
Copy of Paypal payment or Money Order.

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL and Screenplay Competition ADDRESS:
Wendy Medrano
P.O. Box 11293
Burbank, CA 91510

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2018 FILM ENTRY DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline April 20, 2018
Regular Deadline July 20, 2018
Final Film Deadline September 21, 2018
Notification Date: Oct 16,2018

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL GENRES:
Horror
Suspense
Supernatural
Arthouse
Action/Adventure
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8

INTRODUCING THE MARY PICKFORD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FILM ARTS
This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. We call it "The Zed Fest Mary Pickford Award" In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In addition she starred in countless films,including several in the Action Genre making her one of the first action film stars. She produced many of her films having started in film acting as child she understood the medium better than most and knew early on that artists in film needed to be protected and have more control over their work. She also was instrumental in archiving early silent films, including Charlie Chaplin Films.

Zed Fest Film Festival Entries Checklist:
Send us the following Items to: zedfest@gmail.com

Paypal Payment
Video File Link (Vimeo, Youtube,Drop box, Etc.)
Signed PDF Registration Form
Vertical Jpg, or Png of Movie Poster (200 dpi)600Wx900H
Mail in Copy of Dvd to us *****We will need a Region 1 Playable Copy DVD of your film or Playable Bluray For Feature Films. For our Event Theater Screening*****
You can enter our Film Festival and to be considered for this award.

We are proud to announce our 8th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Feature & Short Screenplay Finalists

Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Feature Screenplay Finalists

Ariel's Next Song
Alan Howcroft

Bad Hair Day
Richard Geiwitz

Bermuda
Laura Valtorta

Can You Smell The Flowers?
Malcolm Holt

Cutting Edge
Midway Micasso

Dead Strays
Neil Chase

Exit 290
C M Webb

FEST
Jordan Leibowitz,Ryder Sturt

Ghost Work
Mark Steensland

Gun Driver 2
Johann Karlo

Hallow's Point
Brian Smith

Hollow Earth Quest
Danny Weiss, Kathy-Krantz-Stewart

House of Living Nightmares
Mike Meade

I Feel Home
James Recknagel

Joseph
Ian Davies

Kidcide
kelly jean karam

Life Goes On
Daniel S

Lunatics!
Tim Louwsma

Marie Laveau
M Cristina Beato

Mr. Jacobs Versus Party Clowns From the Great Beyond
Jeff Folschinsky

My Brother, the Taxidermist
B. Kornblum Katz

Ngorath
Tristan Biber

Nightfall
Mike Meade

One Good Scare
Brian Smith, Vincent Vinas

PR*CK!
Todd Bronson

Runaway Ship
Theodore Soderberg

Strappado
Robert J. Rogers

The Enochian Wars: Armageddon Unleashed
Frank Palumbo

The Turning
Daniel Selleck

The Un-Eff-Able Sam Bistritzky
Maggie Herskowitz

Town of Samhain
Mike Kelleher

Whisper Cove
Scott Kirkpatrick

Wolf Con
CM Webb

Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Short Screenplay Finalists

A prank
Ivan Casajœs Guaita

Apartment 84
James Hughes

Brew Master
kelly jean karam

Buddies From Beyond
James Brophy

Crazy For The Blonde
Tom Bragg

Dog Years
Jeremy Storey

Duet
Lisanne Sartor,Colette Sartor

Globe
Joshy Mangalath

House Rules
diana woody

How.About.Now
Daniel Gold

I Am Starving
iman davari

Melville
Jeremy Storey

Scared To Death
stephen kayfish

Shaded
Chris Moore

Terrordactyl
Eufemia Scarfone

The Finish Line
Troy Basoren

The Kathcataran Ring
Alan Howcroft

This Broken Earth
Tom Bragg

Vendor
Virginia Salvador

Walter's Days
Nathan Ludwig,Charles Devin Hill

Xq28
Dan Horrigan

Zombie Corp
Montgomery Burt

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8th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Winners.
Congrats to all the film teams!
www.zedfest.org

Feature Film
13 Mysteries
Outstanding Arthouse Feature Film
Christmas with Cookie
Twisted Xmas-Tale - Winner

Escape the Dark
Outstanding Screen Story
Ben Deloose and Matthew Chilelli

Outstanding Acting Ensemble
Erik Moody,Sarah Nicklin,
Michael Slefinger,Karli Kaiser

Fetish Factory
Outstanding Acting Performance
Carrie Keagan, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn
Chase Williamson

Garden Party Massacre
Outstanding Horror Comedy

The Basement
Outstanding Acting Performance
Mischa Barton

Kick Ass Villain Award
Jackson Davis

The Child Remains
Outstanding Acting Performance
Suzanne Clement

The Hatred
Outstanding Acting Performance
Sara Davenport

Outstanding Producing
Malek Akkad

The Lurking Man
Outstanding Producing
Maritza Brikizak

Outstanding Acting Performance
Maritza Brikizak

Lon Chaney Sr. Award
Daniel Lench

The Terror of Hallow's Eve
Outstanding Special Effects
Illusion Industries

Outstanding Acting performance
Annie Read, Juliet Landau, Sarah Lancaster,Caleb Thomas

Featurette Film
Bloodyback
Outstanding Screen Story
Daniel Byers

Outstanding Directing
Daniel Byers

Filling In
Outstanding Fantasy Comedy

Outstanding Screen Story
Bradley HawkinsAustin Haitos,Peter Fenton

Outstanding Acting Performance
Jared Odrick

Outstanding Acting Performance
Karl Holtz

PhotoKill
Outstanding Acting Performance
Lauren A. Kennedy

Outstanding Producing
Tom Bragg,Lance J. Reha

Outstanding Screen Story
Tom Bragg

Short Film

Alfred J Hemlock
Outstanding Supernatural Horror

Outstanding Acting Performance
Tristan Mckinnon

Banshee
Outstanding Producing
Adam Obrien

Outstanding Screen Story
Adam Obrien

The Featured Creature
Elisabethe Payeur

BED
Outstanding Arthouse Short Film

Outstanding Screen Story
Maxi Witrak

Pizza Face
Outstanding Computer Animation

Outstanding Screen Story
Jamie Dwyer and Justin Ulloa

Psycho Therapy

Outstanding Acting Performance
Brooke Lewis ,Ricky Dean Logan

Outstanding Producing
Brooke Lewis

SLIT
Outstanding Producing
Jennifer Nangle

Skin jacker
Outstanding Acting Performance
Jamie Pigott

Outstanding Acting Performance
Emily Tucker

Outstanding Producing
Dan Horrigan

The Candle
Outstanding Acting Performance
Elanie Hendrix

Outstanding Acting Performance
Abbie Cobb

Outstanding Acting Performance
Rene Ashton

Outstanding Screen Story
Rene Ashton

Outstanding Producing
Richard Joel
René Ashton

The Love Suckers
Outstanding Acting Performance
Caryn Richman

The Son, the Father...

Outstanding Acting Performance
Lukas Hassel

Outstanding Acting Performance
Lucas Oktay

Outstanding Acting Performance
Colleen Hayes

Those Lips

Outstanding Acting Performance
Ashley Erin Campbell

Outstanding Producing
Ashley Erin Campbell

Walk With The Devil
Outstanding Screen Story
Alison C. Hall

Super Short Film

Love Past Blue, The Band
Outstanding Documentary Short

Outstanding Producing
Tiffany Forsberg

Zed Fest Film Festival Mary Pickford
Tiffany Forsberg

Mare
Outstanding Producing
Nicole Solomon

Zed Fest Film Festival Mary Pickford
Nicole Solomon

Muscle Memory
Outstanding Arthouse Super Short Film

My Better Nature
Outstanding Super 8

Ousemane
Outstanding Directing
Vladimir Baranovsky

Outstanding Music

Viking Toothache
Outstanding Producing
Philip Baumhardt
Outstanding Movie Props

Music Video
Indigenous Robot - One World
Outstanding Music Video

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***** 8th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival EVENT DETAILS*****
The 8th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Opens Halloween Night Oct 31, 2017
We will be screening the best films from 2017 sent to us from all over the world.
Our films are fun, artistic and innovative.

Come Celebrate Independent Films on "Halloween" and "Day of The Dead" in the Noho Arts District With Us.

For Tickets please visit: www.zedfest.org

www.facebook.com/zedfest
Twitter: @zedfestfilmfest

Event details:
The 8th Annual ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Dates:
Oct 31, Nov 1, Nov 2 & Nov 3, 2017 7:30pm 12:30am

Location 1:
Laemmle Noho 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Oct 31, Nov 1, Nov 2, 2017 7:30pm 12:30am

Location 2:
Acme Noho
5124 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Closing Night! Awards,Movies & Pizza Party
Friday 7:30pm to 12am

Ticket Prices:
$11 Per Film Block
$100 All Film Festival Pass: 4 Nights, All Indie Film Block Pass & Party Pass

Zed Fest Film Festival Women in Film Panel - 8-9pm
Movies begin at 7pm
Laemmle Noho 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Featured Guests:

Staci Layne Wilson - Writer, Producer,Director
Brooke Lewis - Actor, Writer,Producer
Sarah Nicklin - Actor, Producer

Awards & Prizes

The Top Zed Fest Film Festival 2018 Prizes: Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL FILM WINNER PRIZES:

*Certificate Zed Fest Film Festival 2018

* Phil Tucker Award
(named after Indie Film Making Pioneer Director of Robot Monster (1953)

* Feature Film Golden Marquee Award -
The Feature Film Golden Marquee is for highest achievement award in recognition to the Feature Film that displays exemplary technical proficiencies in filmmaking and storytelling.

*Short Film Golden Marquee Award -
The Short Film Golden Marquee is for highest achievement award in recognition to the Short Film that displays exemplary technical proficiencies in filmmaking and storytelling.

*The Zed Fest Mary Pickford Award -
THE MARY PICKFORD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FILM ARTS
This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. We call it the "The Zed Fest Mary Pickford Award" In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

*****Quad Core Android Tablet Awarded:*****
To the 2 top Zed Fest Film Festival Films

****Sponsor and Partner Prizes:***

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Official selections receive 2 passes for the film festival event in Southern California.

Music Video ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL GENRES: MUSIC VIDEO Horror ,Suspense ,Supernatural,Action/Adventure, Science Fiction,Fantasy, Documentary,Music Videos, Super 8. Duration 1-5 minutes.

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL and Screenplay Competition ADDRESS:
Wendy Medrano
P.O. Box 11293
Burbank, CA 91510

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2018 FILM ENTRY DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline April 20, 2018
Regular Deadline July 20, 2018
Final Film Deadline September 21, 2018
Notification Date: Oct 16,2018

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2018
Please send full screenplay to be considered for prizes to
http://www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnowfeaturescreenplay.html

One Night event pass if you would like to attend our Film Festival In Southern California, Email us and let us know if you like to attend. We will send you RSVP instructions.
This does not include film award ceremony Due to limited seating.

Screenwriting software, Cash and other screenwriting prizes,
Enter Your Screenplay For your Chance to Win.

TOP ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION PRIZES 2018:
FIRST PLACE $500.00
SECOND PLACE $300.00

-ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE
-Bonus Top Prize winners Movie Magic Screenwriter software
-InkTip Script Listing:
A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers
and reps can find you.
-InkTip Magazine:
Publication of your logline in InkTip's magazine
sent to nearly 15000 producers and reps.

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION ENTRY DEADLINES 2017:
Early Bird Deadline April 20, 2018
Regular Deadline July 20, 2018
Final Deadline October 26, 2018
Finalists Announced November 16, 2018
Winners Announced Dec 14, 2018

to enter ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Competition 2018:
http://www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnowfeaturescreenplay.html

There are New added Cash Prizes and Generous Sponsorship Awards as well as Distribution connection Assistance from our partner distributors.

Prizes ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL will be divided into the following categories:
BEST DIRECTOR - FEATURE FILM
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR Supporting Role
BEST ACTRESS Supporting Role
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST FILM EDITING
BEST COMEDY
BEST DRAMA
BEST HORROR FILM
BEST MAKE UP
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST DIRECTOR - SHORT FILM
BEST ACTOR - SHORT FILM
BEST - SHORT FILM
BEST ANIMATED- SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY – SHORT FILM
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST SCREENPLAY FULL LENGTH
BEST SCREENPLAY SHORT
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INTRODUCING THE PICKFORD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FILM ARTS
This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. We call it the " Zed Fest Mary Pickford Award" In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In addition she starred in countless films,including several in the Action Genre making her one of the first action film stars. She produced many of her films having started in film acting as child she understood the medium better than most and knew early on that artists in film needed to be protected and have more control over their work. She also was instrumental in archiving early silent films, including Charlie Chaplin Films.

Online Call For Entries Checklist:

FYI:
WE CONSIDER YOUR PAYMENT DATE AS YOUR ENTRY DATE,
THEN YOU HAVE 10 Business days to get all your links and entry
materials into us for consideration.

Send us the following Items to: zedfest@gmail.com

Paypal Payment
Video File Link (Vimeo, Youtube,Drop box, Etc.)
Signed PDF Registration Form
Copy of Dvd Mailed in
Vertical Jpg, or Png of Movie Poster (200 dpi)600Wx900H
You can enter our Film Festival and to be considered for this award. If you have directed, produced or co-produced, written a screenplay. Email: zedfest@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @zedfestfilmfest

Rules & Terms

All judging will be anonymous. All entries must be accompanied by a completed and signed release form. You may enter more than one movie, but you must submit a separate entry form and release form and with each submission. Finalists and winners will be determined by professionals in the film Industry. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Participation in Zed Fest Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of all terms included in this application. Entry does not guarantee placement in the festival. Every submission will be given full consideration. Entries will be selected to be featured in whole or part as finalists to appear in the festival. Finalists will be judged by category and winners will be announced at the end of the festival.

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    Andrea Geraghty

    I was so sorry I could not make the screening in person. Thanks so much for screening my film

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the nice review. We were happy to represent you and your film at our film festival. You are welcome to attend our future Film Festivals.
    Thanks for participating in Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition. ~ Wendy - Zed Fest Film Festival

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    Danny Weiss

    4. Thank you Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition for your winning support. We appreciate your friendly team of professionals with outstanding service, quick responses and regular updates and above all the motivation that inspires success!

    Please note: ZFFFSC greatly values your projects and hard work with an added value of encouragement and dedication. We look forward submitting our next screenplay.

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    Thank you for the nice review. We appreciate your continued support of our Us and our screenplay competition. Thanks for participating in Zed Fest Film Festival Screenplay Competition. ~ Wendy - Zed Fest Film Festival

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    Ian Davies

    I am delighted to be in the finals with my screenplay 'Joseph', and very happy that you have enjoyed my story....:D

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    Thank you for the nice review. Thanks for participating in Zed Fest Film Festival Screenplay Competition. ~ Wendy - Zed Fest Film Festival

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    diana woody

    Great Festival. I always love the movie selection at Zed Fest. Very enjoyable time.

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    Thank you for the nice review. We always appreciate your continued participation in Zed Fest Film Festival Screenplay Competition. ~ Wendy - Zed Fest Film Festival

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    Brooke Lewis

    As a several years alumni at Zed Fest, I could not have received a warmer welcome or have been more honored to be a part of this genre festival. Wendy and Ed have truly created a Zed Fest Family here! They are kind and fair and share a variety of films each year. I am grateful for their consistent support of our projects and my acting career.

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    Thank you for the nice review. We always appreciate enjoy your films and we are really grateful to you for your support of our Film Festival. We are so proud of this year's Zed Fest Film Women in Film Panel that you were kind enough be part of. Thank you Brooke. Wendy ~ Zed Fest Film Festival