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 www.zedfest.org for more information

We are pleased to announce our 7th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival Screenplay 2016 Winners www.zedfest.org Please Visit our site for list of winners. Congrats to all and thanks for participating in our 2016 Screenplay Competition.

We are an Independent Film Festival Showcasing The Best of 2017 Indie Films From All over the world in the 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.

Zed Fest 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 2017 ENTRY DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline April 21st 2017
Regular Deadline July 21st 2017
Final Film Deadline September 22nd, 2017
Notification Date October 11th, 2017

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.

Awards & Prizes

The Top Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Prizes: Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

Certificate Zed Fest Film Festival 2017
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.

Quickfilm Budget -
http://www.quickfilmbudget.com
Quick Film Budget is the first technology to automate the film budgeting process. It saves filmmakers TIME and MONEY. Create a customized professional film budget in a matter of minutes -- for a fraction of what it costs to hire a line producer. It handles everything from short films to micro-budget features to studio franchises.

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 SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2017
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 , Official Selection Screenwriters will receive 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 2017:
FIRST PLACE $500.00
SECOND PLACE $300.00

-ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE
-Bonus Top Prize winners Movie Magic Screenwriter software
-Inktip Listing
-Scripped - Membership
-Script Pipeline - Membership
-Virtual Pitchfest- Free Pitch
-Logline & Contact Info on Zed Fest "Script's For Sale" web page.

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION ENTRY DEADLINES 2017:
Early Bird Deadline April 21, 2017
Regular Deadline July 21, 2017
Final Deadline October 27, 2017
Finalists Announced November 17, 2017
Winners Announced Dec 15, 2017

to enter ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL Screenplay Competition 2017:
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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    Maritza Brikisak

    Zed Fest is a WONDERFUL festival run by Wendy Medrano and Edward Stephens. They truly love independent films and the indie filmmaker. They evaluate each entry individually, you are not competing with anyone. LOVE THIS FESTIVAL! They really understand the work.

    March 2017
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    Alex Anico

    Overall a nice experience. It was an honor to be selected as a finalist. I hope to enter again in the future.

    December 2016
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    Jennifer Nangle

    Hands down the best film festival I have ever been apart of. The organizers are personable, positive, and hard working. They completely understand indie filmmakers and really take an interest in understanding the work and film. Highly recommend!

    November 2016
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    Jim Politano

    Have to say my films have been in many festivals throughout the country and even played overseas. I enjoyed attending this one just as much as any other, maybe more. Screened at a classic theater in the NoHo district of Burbank and Hollywood. I even met a few well known celebrities hanging out in the lobby. Only minus was playing DVD's instead of the much more reliable digital files like most other festivals do. But no big deal. Submit to this and hope you get selected. You'll love it.

    June 2016
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    Jeff Bassetti

    I really enjoyed this festival! It was cool and was run by a bunch of great people! Only suggestion would be to streamline their website. Top notch!

    May 2016