13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers!

The categories for the contest are:
1) Feature-length screenplays
2) Short screenplays
3) Feature-length movies
4) Short movies

Winning entrants will receive some truly awesome prizes, including:

- Cash
- Publishing deals
- Movie distribution offer
- Award certificates
- Laurels
- Film-making classes
- Contacts with horror movie industry insiders
- Horror merchandise
- And much more

Each screenplay and movie entrant receives a comprehensive feedback form from one of our Hollywood judges, explaining how their screenplay or film did against the judging criteria. This is included as part of your entry fee and is extremely popular with submitters.

Screenplays and movies selected as finalists will be announced on 13 November 2017. The overall winners will be announced on 15 November 2017.

Our Hollywood judges include Andrew Hannon, editor of the international best-selling 'Thirteen' horror anthologies.

Awards & Prizes

FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAY CONTEST

One grand prize winner will receive:
- $1,000.00
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- The coveted 13Horror.com Golden Skull award
- A screenwriting and film-making course courtesy of GetFilming.com
- A letter of introduction from 13Horror.com
- A framed winner’s certificate
- A horror movie model
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

2 x second-place winners will receive:
- $500.00
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- The coveted 13Horror.com Silver Skull award
- A screenwriting and film-making course courtesy of GetFilming.com
- A letter of introduction from 13Horror.com
- A semi-finalist’s certificate
- A horror movie model
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

10 x finalists will receive:
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- A quarter-finalist’s certificate
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

SHORT SCREENPLAY CONTEST

One grand prize winner will receive:
- $500.00
- Access to a filmmaking course worth $299.00
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- A letter of introduction from 13Horror.com
- A framed winner’s certificate
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

Second place winner will receive:
- $300.00
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- A letter of introduction from 13Horror.com
- A semi-finalist’s certificate
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

Third place winner will receive:
- $200.00
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- A letter of introduction from 13Horror.com
- A semi-finalist’s certificate
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

10 x finalists will receive:
- Professional publication of their screenplay, including a professional cover design and royalties for life
- A quarter-finalist’s certificate
- A place in the 13Horror.com Hall of Fame

FEATURE-LENGTH FILM

Laurels will be awarded for:
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Actor & Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor & Actress
- Scariest Moment
- Best Horror Baddy
- Best Special Effect

Selected films will also be offered distribution via 13Horror.com's brand new film distribution company. We are excited to be able to offer successful film-makers an incredible distribution deal where we'll engage in promotion of your movie and film-makers will be paid extremely competitive royalties on sales made via our brand new Theater of Terror.

SHORT FILM

Laurels will be awarded for:
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Actor & Actress
- Scariest Moment
- Best Horror Baddy
- Best Special Effect

Selected films will also be offered distribution via 13Horror.com's brand new film distribution company. We are excited to be able to offer successful film-makers an incredible distribution deal where we'll engage in promotion of your movie and film-makers will be paid extremely competitive royalties on sales made via our brand new Theater of Terror.

Rules & Terms

Winning screenplays and films will be chosen based on the following criteria:

(i) originality
(ii) story
(iii) characterization
(iv) overall impression

Feedback forms will be sent to each writer and filmmaker regarding their respective work as soon as a judge has completed their review.

Screenplays and movies selected as finalists will be announced on 13 November 2017. The overall winners will be announced on 15 November 2017.

Please see 13Horror.com for full Rules & Terms.

25 Reviews

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    Jay Spence

    Received thorough and thoughtful feedback about the film which I found to be invaluable.

    June 2017
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    Ruben del pino lopez

    fantastic festival. thank you so much. I will repeat next year

    March 2017
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    Adam Barnett

    I learned a lot from the judges feedback and benefited greatly from the opportunity to revise and resubmit! Very communicative and friendly staff! 4/5 stars!

    March 2017
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    Daniel Coughlin

    13 Horror provided useful, detailed, valuable script coverage from a professional writer who knows what works and does not. The deadlines were met and communication was concise. The criticism was constructive and thorough. Just having my screenplay mentioned with these other scripts was an honor. I look forward to reading the other winning screenplays and submitting to next year's contest! Thanks 13 Horror!

    March 2017
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    Renee Miller

    This was the first contest I've entered and I ended up being a finalist! The notes that I received were extremely helpful and I can't wait to work on it and re-enter in the upcoming contest.

    March 2017