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SUBMIT

Congratulations to all entries at the 2020 Screamwriting Festival! The winners, finalists, and semi-finalists are listed below. It was a scary ride, but the event has wrapped. The staff would like to thank all who submitted. As previously stated, COVID-19 placed restrictions on public gatherings in Los Angeles. The Festival will remain online and will debut an online awards ceremony this year but all winners will receive a trophy and they will get a chance to highlight their success story on the website as well as on the official Facebook page. So stay tuned. We'll shoot off some bloody trophies, and promotional buzz for winners to get the recognition everyone deserves! Until then, Get up! Get out! And get Scared!

 

The 2020 Screamwriting Festival Awards

FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY (1ST, 2ND, and 3RD PLACE).

WINNERS

First Place: WELCOME TO THE HOTEL CHATEAU CHEVEUX by Michael B. Snow

Second Place: The Terror at Mason Manor by Arturo Portillo

Third Place: At the Mercy of Faith by Samuel Lee Taylor

Finalists

DEAD CARGO By Theodore Carl Soderberg

10 Sinners written by David MacLaren

BLUR by Iria Becerra

Semi-Finalists

BAD TRIP written by Anthony Ford

Crescendo by Lisa Wood

DAY OF THE LION by Rob Holmes

SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY (1ST, 2ND, and 3RD PLACE).

WINNERS

First Place: Demon Hunting 101 written by Ellis Barrowman

Second Place: I'M COMING FOR YOU Written by Glenn Lissner

Third Place: Never By Kraig Krueger

Finalists

THE BASEMENT by James W. Burns Based on a short story by John Al McMillan

THE PLAGUE Written by Randy Zuniga

DARK INTENTIONS Written by Ben Alexander Erwin

Semi-finalists

TRILOGIA DELLA MORTE Written by Saul M. Berenbaum

LOVE, POST-MORTEM written by Nathan Ludwig & Chad Farmer

THE BODY Written by Dene Stark

 

TV PILOT SCREENPLAY (1ST, 2ND, and 3RD PLACE).

WINNERS

First Place: SCAREY TALES Episode 1: Revenge of the Pumpkin King by Matthew Neff

Second Place: The Evangelical Cell - PILOT By Timothy Patrick O'Neill

Third Place: MONSTERS IN THE BERKSHIRES (PILOT) - "Bad Dreams" written by Amaris J. Gagnon

Finalists

Amittyville Legend by Michael Moutsatsos

 

FEATURE FILMS (1ST, 2ND, and 3RD PLACE).

WINNERS

First Place: Chicken Party Directed by Carlos R. Valencia

Second Place: Dwellers by Director Drew Fortier

Third Place: Charlotte’s Net by Director James Dobbins Jones

 

SHORT FILMS (1ST, 2ND, and 3RD PLACE).

WINNERS

First Place: What If by director Tammy Klembith

Second Place: The Eve by director Luca Machnich

Third Place: Exit Therapy Directed by Natalie Rose Masciale

Finalists

Girl From the South by directors Brian Morgan , Nicole Stull

Fade Out directed by Josh Moskowitz, James Abney

Home by director Sean Collier

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Bleed by Troy Basoren, Allusion by Scott Hutz, Cravings by Amandeep Singh Gujral, Erin Alyssa MacDonald, Gabriel Salazar, The Obscured by Erik Scerbak, Bray by Erik Scerbak, Vengence by Michael Williams, The Shroud Marie Vandelannoote, Glimpses by Tammy Klembith, Return to Sender by Tammy Klembith & George Klembith, Quiet on Set...For Murder! by Will Kallao, New Moon 5280 Dean Harakas, Turn to Stone by John R Kestner, Analise! Gerardo De Sousa, The Man in the Hat by Phyllis Allison, Dirty Girl from Hell by Jordan Rockwell, Skin Walkers by Christian Walker, Fade Out by James Abney, Among Us by James Abney, Wendigo by David Zuckerman, The Graveyard Shift by DJ Wooldridge, My Sister's Wedding by  Ian Burns, Archfiend by Alex Ayres, I Think My Rommate Is Sick by A.P. Rabon, The Fort by Alan Lastufka, Douglas Glenn Clark, Ichabod's Legacy by John Luerding, Vermin by Chris Warner, Visions by Danny Howell, The Smiling Strangers by Tom Bragg, Boys by Michael Klug, Hannya by Carlos R Valencia & Chris Chan, Snow In by Carlos R. Valencia & Chris Chan, Their Father's World by L. Andrew Cooper, Adjoining by Henry Byrd, Thursday Night Glow Party by Jessie Seitz, Study in Blue by Patrick Clement, The Mad Dentist by Alberto Scisco, Closet Space by Glenn Lissner, Late Uncle by Semyon White, Hell's Half Acre by Phillip E Hardy, Caravan by Cynthia Zeiden, The Change by Cynthia Zeiden, Remember the Victims by Evan Purcell, A Spirit Calls by Dea Divi, When November Ends by Michael Yurinko, Honor Janet by Anthony Osarfo, Death or No Birth by Anthony Osarfo, Evil Realms by Cortez Law III, The Match by Shayne Davis, Should I Die Before I Awake by Nicholas Zingarelli, The Caregivers by Mikeal Burgin, Swing by David Toussaint, Death By Shakespeare by Dan Fiorella, Zasha by Margarita Zhitnikova & Jeffrey Weber, and Hacked by Raul Gutierrez.

 

 

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Where do I submit my film or screeplay to? Direct submission link here.

Every screenplay or film receives professional coverage from Industry professionals.

Winners, Finalists and Semi-Finalists announced on February, 14th 2021.

Overseas submissions (outside of the USA) if you are unable to submit on FilmFreeway, please submit manuscript directly to screamwritingfestival@gmail.com and pay the initial entry fee provided with the Festival Director.

 

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Short Horror Screenplay

Feature Horror Screenplay

TV Pilot Horror Screenplay

Horror Short (Film)

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