The 2nd annual Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition, organized by Screenwriters Network, now is opened for entries calling all horror writers to participate!
➜ Your screenplay must be in the horror genre or one of its sub-genres such as horror comedy, horror western, horror thriller, horror sci-fi etc. Submissions will be treated equally irrespective of sub-genre by the judges.
➜ Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced unless said sale or production was competed with no financial gain to the writer.
➜ Screenplays must be a minimum of 1 page and a maximum of 25 pages. Any submission longer than 25 pages will be automatically disqualified.
➜ There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
➜ All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
➜ Any winners may have their name, script title, and picture used for any Killer Shorts promotions.
➜ Former Winners of any Killer Shorts contest may enter so long as it is NOT the same script that won in a previous year.
The Top 10 winners will be read by a jury featuring over a dozen literary managers, producers, development executives, filmmakers, and even an iconic horror actress. The winner of Killer Shorts could well be the next Hollywood success story.
The readers will be judging your scripts based on the following: Plot, Character, Concept, Originality, Style, Dialogue, Formatting, Overall Writing Quality, Visual Inventiveness, and Potential for Feature Adaptation.
Event is scheduled for April 26, 2021.
Entry fee for each screenplay is $20 until the Early deadline on September 1, 2020, then $25 until the Regular deadline on October 31, 2020, $30 until the Final deadline on November 25, 2020, and then $35 until the Extended deadline on December 15, 2020. VIP members of The Screenwriters Network can enter for free.
This contest is dedicate to emerging screenwriters. To be eligible, your total earnings for film and TV, produced or un-produced must not exceed $10,000 in the past 12 months. This excludes competition wins and grants.
The Top 10 scripts will be read by a star-studded panel of industry judges, with a further combined $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including copies of Final Draft screenwriting software, waived entry fees to multiple screenwriting contests, increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, free subscriptions to on-demand horror streaming service Shudder, and more.
Further Informations ⇣
For all further information about the Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition 2020 you need to consult the official website.