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Shriekfest Horror Film Festival 2015 Competition

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its filmmaking and screenplay competition for 2015.

Organizers seek original films and screenplays, accepting work in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, feature screenplay, and short screenplay. Prizes will be awarded in each category.

Now, in its 15th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios – the largest independent studio operator in United States – and continues its tradition as Los Angeles’ Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region’s diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and scifi fans.

After 15 years, Shriekfest has added a new category which will cover demo reels from anyone in the industry: directors, producers, editors, actors, writers, sound design, visual fx, makeup, etc. Most industry people have a demo reel and many have trouble getting people to watch it. This new category allows industry people to judge it and then the top demo reels will screen at the festival. Prizes and a trophy will be awarded to the winner!

The 15th Shriekfest Horror Film Festival is scheduled for 3—5 October, 2015.

Last year’s festival was a great success. Shriekfest had its biggest audience yet, with a 20% increase over the previous year and more than 35 filmmakers in attendance.

Shriekfest Horror Film Festival 2015 Competition Entry Fees

Entry fees start at $15 per entry for demo reels and vary depending on the type of entry and time of submission.