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, Supernatural, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

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

****ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL is an IMDB award Listing Qualifier****

Please visit our website for more information
www.zedfest.org/faq.html
www.zedfest.org

For News & Updates please follow us on Social Media:
www.facebook.com/zedfest
twitter.com/Zedfestfilmfest
www.instagram.com/zedfestfilmfestival

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

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Thank You for sharing your films with us, and those who joined us for the special
Screening Drive-in 1 night Event of Selections from Zed Fest Film Festival 2020
We will be back with more screenings soon, including A Virtual Screening Event.
11th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival Congratulates all of the official selections film teams! www.zedfest.org
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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 you don't have a Bluray for your film or are unable to make one, for our screening event. Please let us know, so we can assist with making a Bluray for us to provide the theater screening locations. For a small processing fee, we would be happy to assist.**

ALL FILM SCREENING MATERIALS (Blurays) MUST BE RECEIVED BY Oct 15,2021.
These will be turned into the Theater management for our screening nights. If we don't receive a playable disc for your film, or we will be unable to schedule for a screening date and time, you will not be on the Official Selections List. In order to be an Official Selection, you must complete your entry process, which includes sending us screening materials. Please let us know if you don't have a disc or are unable to make one, we would be happy to assist.

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

You can mail in the following items to complete your entry:
If you have a Copy of Bluray You can Send it to us ****We will need a Region 1 Playable Copy of a Playable Bluray of your Film. For our Theater Screening Event****

Note:
If you don't have a Bluray for your film or are unable to make one, for our screening event. Please let us know, so we can assist with making a Bluray for us to provide the theater screening locations. For a small processing fee, we would be happy to assist.

Digital Press Kit, Vertical Jpg, or Png Movie Poster (200 dpi)600Wx900H
A signed Pdf copy of Registration form - Can be found on our Enter Now page
www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnow.html
Copy of Paypal payment.

We also ask that you let us know of premier info or anything we can include in our press releases.

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

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2020 FILM ENTRY DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline April 28, 2021
Regular Deadline July 28, 2021
Final Film Deadline September 28, 2021
Extended Film Deadline Oct 15, 2021
Notification Date: Dec 15, 2021

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

THE Zed Fest Film Festival 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 of 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 a 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 Bluray *****We will need a Region 1 Playable Copy Bluray of your film For our Event Theater Screening***** You can enter our Film Festival and be considered for this award.

****** SPECIAL AWARDS********

THE ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL
EDGAR ALLAN POE GOTHIC FILMMAKER AWARD
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.
All film lengths entries are eligible for this award.

THE ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL
MARY SHELLEY GOTHIC SCREENWRITING AWARD"
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851)
was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer.
her stories have inspired countless authors and filmmakers.
All screenplay lengths submissions are eligible for this award.

ENTER YOUR FILM OR SCREENPLAY Now to be considered for these awards.
http://www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnow.html
http://www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnowscreenplay.html

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2021 ENTRY DEADLINES:
Early Bird Deadline April 28, 2021
Regular Deadline July 28, 2021
Extended Final Deadline November 12, 2021
Finalists Announced Dec 20, 2021
Winners Announced Dec 30, 2021

Follow us on social media for the Latest Festival News:
Twitter: @zedfestfilmfest
Web: www.zedfest.org
www.facebook.com/zedfest

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11th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2020 Winners.
Congrats to all the film teams!
www.zedfest.org
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***** EVENT DETAILS*****
The 11th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2020
Opens Dec 6, 2020

This year due to health and safety concerns of indoor events.
We will be holding The Zed Fest Film Festival Drive-IN 2020
at The Plant Drive-In - Van Nuys - By Regency Theatres.
Sunday Dec 6, 2020

Address: 7876 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91402

Event details:
The 11th Annual ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2020
For Tickets and info please visit us: www.zedfest.org

www.facebook.com/zedfest
Twitter: @zedfestfilmfest

Festival Dates:
Dec 6,2020
Location :
The Plant Drive-In - Van Nuys - By Regency Theatres.
Address: 7876 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91402

11th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2020 will be screening the best films from 2020
Sent to us from all over the world. Our films are fun, artistic and innovative.

We Hope To Discover The Cult Movies of the Future...

For Tickets please visit: www.zedfest.org
www.facebook.com/zedfestfilmfestival
wwww.twitter.com/Zedfestfilmfest
www.instagram.com/zedfestfilmfestival

EVENT DETAILS:
Festival Date:
Dec 6,2020
Location :
The Regency Plant Drive-In Van Nuys
Address: 7876 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91402

Masks are required for this socially distanced screening event. If you don't have a mask, we will provide you and
your passengers with one.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I Need FM Radio In My Car? YES! This is a Drive-In event, with no speakers. The film’s soundtrack will be accessible exclusively through your car’s FM Radio, for maximum social-distance safety. We will provide you with the FM station upon arrival. Make sure your car has an FM radio so you can hear the film!

Will There Be Food & Snacks & Beverages? Concessions located in the theatre lobby. Masks and Social Distancing enforced at all times. Regency Theatres offers the finest traditional theatre concession stand items, such as Fresh Popped Hot Popcorn with Real Butter, a fine assortment of Candy, as well as Artisan Pizzas Gourmet Hot Dogs, Pink Berry Frozen Yogurt, and more. All guests are expected to wear masks and practice social distancing while waiting in line for services. Counters and high touch services will be periodically sanitized during concession stand opening

Are There Restrooms? YES! Located in the theatre lobby. Masks and Social Distancing enforced at all times. All guests are expected to practice social distancing while waiting in line for the restrooms. All onsite restrooms will undergo enhanced cleanings before, during and after each event.

The Top Zed Fest Film Festival 2021 Prizes: Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL FILM WINNER PRIZES:

*Certificate Zed Fest Film Festival 2021

*Zed Fest Film Festival Independent Spirit Award is bestowed each year to a filmmaker that Pursues their filmmaking vision from concept to film.

This award has been inspired by Independent Filmmaking Pioneers Robot Monster (1953) Director Phil Tucker, Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Elaine May, John Cassavetes, and Penelope Spheeris.

These filmmakers followed their passion for filmmaking. They embraced the love of filmmaking as an art form. They used their creativity and ingenuity in their filmmaking and did not let their budget stand in the way of their film projects. That is very inspirational to us and we hope to today's emerging filmmakers.

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

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

*The Zed Fest Film Festival 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 of the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

***** Android Tablet Awarded:*****
To the top Zed Fest Film Festival Filmmaker

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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 2021 FILM ENTRY DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline April 28, 2021
Regular Deadline July 28, 2021
Final Film Deadline September 28, 2021
Extended Film Deadline Oct 15, 2021

Notification Date: Dec 20,2021

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2021
Please send the 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 the film award ceremony Due to limited seating.

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TOP ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION PRIZES 2021:
FIRST PLACE $500.00
SECOND PLACE $300.00

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-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 2021:
Early Bird Deadline April 28, 2021
Regular Deadline July 28, 2021
Final Screenplay Deadline Nov 12, 2021
Extended Final Deadline Dec 7 , 2021
Finalists Announced December 20, 2021
Winners Announced December 30, 2021

For Info ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Competition 2021:
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 of 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 a 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, Dropbox, Etc.)
Signed PDF Registration Form
Copy of Bluray Mailed into us.
****Note: If you don't have a Bluray of your film, please let us
know. We could assist you in making a copy of your film to provide
for the Screening event at the theater locations.****

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

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.