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
twitter.com/Zedfestfilmfest

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.

ALL FILM SCREENING MATERIALS (Blurays,Dvds) MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCT 10, 2019. These will be turned into the Theater management for our screening nights. If we don't receive a playable disc for your film, your film will not be on the schedule for screening,and you will not be on the Official Selections List. In order to be an Official Selection you must complete your entry process, that includes sending us screening materials.

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 2019 FILM ENTRY DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline April 22, 2019
Regular Deadline July 22, 2019
Final Film Deadline September 22, 2019
Extended Film Deadline Oct 04, 2019
Notification Date: Oct 16,2019

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.

****** INTRODUCING OUR NEW 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

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

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9th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2018 Winners.
Congrats to all the film teams!
www.zedfest.org

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***** EVENT DETAILS*****
The 10th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2019 Opens Wed Nov 6, 2019
at Laemmle Noho 7, Noho Arts District.

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 10th Annual ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Festival Dates:
Nov 6, 2019 ,Nov 7, 2019 7:00pm 12:00am Laemmle Noho 7
2nd Location To Be Announced
Nov 8, 2019 Nov 9, 2019 8pm to 1:30am

Location 1:
Laemmle Noho 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Nov 6, Nov 7, 2019 7:00pm 12:00am

Location 2:
2nd Location To Be Announced
Fri Nov 8, and Sat Nov 9,2019
8:00 pm-1:30 am

Wednesday Nov 6, 2019 7-9pm Laemmle Noho 7
Zed Fest Film Festival Filmmaker Panel 2019

Hosted By: Zed Fest Film Festival/ Wendy Medrano
Special Guests: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Thursday Nov 7, 2019 7-9pm Laemmle Noho 7
Zed Fest Film Festival Women in Film Panel - 8-9pm
Movies begin at 7pm
Laemmle Noho 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Zed Fest Film Festival Women In Film Panel 2019
Hosted By: Zed Fest Film Festival/ Wendy Medrano
Special Guests: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Film screenings for both evenings TBA very soon!

The Top Zed Fest Film Festival 2019 Prizes: Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL FILM WINNER PRIZES:

*Certificate Zed Fest Film Festival 2019

* 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.

***** Android Tablet Awarded:*****
To the 2 top Zed Fest Film Festival Filmmakers

****NEW AWARD****
Zed Fest Film Festival Energize Your Next Film Project Prize!
Enter your film to receive this award. Zed Fest Film Festival will provide the winner with $500 Value location shoot assistance in the North Hollywood/Burbank area for your next project. The location includes green screen and lighting set up. Ready for your next film shoot. Zed Fest Film Festival will make the arrangements to ENERGIZE your next Film Project.
http://www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnow.html
All film lengths are eligible for this prize.

****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 2019 FILM ENTRY DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline April 22, 2019
Regular Deadline July 22, 2019
Final Film Deadline September 22, 2019
Extended Film Deadline Oct 04, 2019
Notification Date: Oct 16,2019

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2019
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 2019:
Early Bird Deadline April 22, 2019
Regular Deadline July 22, 2019
Final Deadline October 30, 2019
Extended Final Deadline November 6,2019
Finalists Announced November 19, 2019
Winners Announced Dec 17, 2019

To Enter ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Competition 2019:
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

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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  • Ashley Campbell

    I absolutely love Wendy, Ed and Zedfest! Wendy creates a family environment for her filmmakers and is such a strong supporter of women in film. They've got a cult horror film vibe that is really fun! I can't wait to attend more events in the future.

    April 2019
  • The communication a a timely matter and knowing my script was accepted into this festival has given me courage to write more.

    December 2018
  • BRYCE WILLIAMS

    I appreciate Zed Fest for supporting the DIY filmmakers out there, not just the bigger budget higher production value films.

    December 2018
  • A fun sci-fi festival held at a great venue in LA. Thanks for the chance to participate.

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

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

  • This is my second time submitting one of my scripts and happy to know it placed in third place. Communication is great and the festival helps you get noticed as well! Definitely recommended!

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

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