Shriekfest 2009 Contest is now open

shriekfest09Are you an aspiring horror screenwriter looking for a way to break into the industry? Or do you have a completed film looking for some attention and (hopefully) a distribution deal? Well then, you're in luck: Shriekfest - the long-running Hollywood horror festival that prides itself on supporting independent filmmakers and screenwriters in the horror, science fiction, and thriller genre - is looking for entries for its 2009 festival:

The 9th annual Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Horror/Thriller/SciFi/Fantasy Film Festival and Screenplay competition is currently accepting submissions for it's 2009 festival to be held in October of 2009.

The festival is dedicated to screening and recognizing the works of filmmakers and screenwriters in the often forgotten genres. 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, trophies, etc. Please see our website for more information and an entry form www.shriekfest.com.

Also, check out our news page and testimonials page and see how Shriekfest has helped many filmmakers and screenwriters in the past. And if you are local to Los Angeles, be sure to sign up for our monthly networking meetings.

The regular deadline for submissions is May 22; the late entry date is June 30th (usually, the entry fee is slightly higher for the later date). The festival will take place October 1 through 4.

PLEASE NOTE: When I visited the website, it had barely been updated since the 2008 fest. There is an announcement for that the 2009 contest is open for entries, but I could not find the submission form.