Shriekfest is an international film festival and screenwriting contest celebrating the work of independent artists in the horror, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy film genres. Los Angeles’ longest-running horror festival, Shriekfest is now celebrating it’s 17th year. Superior screening facilities, parties, and panels make this a wonderful networking experience for all. Awards will be given in most categories and prizes include cash, product awards, our new coveted trophies, etc. The festival will be taking place October 5-8. More information about Shriekfest can be found on www.shriekfest.com, www.twitter.com/shriekfest, and www.facebook.com/shriekfest.

Awards & Prizes

Prizes are presented in all categories! See our site for specifics.

A prize package of one (1) InkTip Script Listings for the top three (3) winners of your best screenplay category to assist in providing them exposure. InkTip Script Listings provide writers/filmmakers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.

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    Mark Steensland

    I have participated in many festivals over the past ten years and I can say, without qualification, that Shriekfest is simply the best!

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Mark, thank you so much! It's an honor to know you! thank you for the kind words.

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    Nathan Ludwig

    Our screenplay finally made the finals this year after being a semifinalist two years in a row. We're always thrilled to submit to Shriekfest and always happy with the results. Denise might be one of the best festival directors of all time - she is super nice and is extremely communicative. We will always submit something to Shriekfest as long as we have material to do so. Highly recommended!

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Nathan, thank you so much for your sweet words! It's always so wonderful to see your submissions come in, I love watching your career blossom! thanks again!

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    Romain et Thibault Lafargue

    Such a great festival !! I had the chance to see amazing shorts and features. I also met brillant people ! It is very friendly and you can talk with everyone ! I am glad I had the chance to be part of that festival which eventually rewards horror films.
    Don't miss it !

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! It was an absolute pleasure meeting you! Such a talent you are!

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    Ian Truitner

    This is a festival that truly loves genre films and it really shows. Festival director Denise, and her team, really put in the extra mile to curate an excellent experience for both the filmmakers and the audiences.

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Ian! It was an honor to have you at the festival and I cannot wait to see your future projects!

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    Russell Emanuel

    What can I say? Great people including Ms. Gossett, her staff, and wonderful fellow filmmakers. This was an AWESOME event!

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Russ! Honor to have you!