Shriekfest is Los Angeles’ Premier horror film event of the year. Every fall they present an exciting program of films with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. The festival is in its 18th year and in those years they have showcased so much talent. Shriekfest L.A takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.  Shriekfest Orlando takes place at the famous Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, which was originally founded in 1923!  They offer filmmakers and film fans an ideal setting in 2 world-famous cities. This festival is a great opportunity for both established and emerging filmmakers to 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 sci-fi fans. Every film accepted into Shriekfest has the opportunity to screen on both coasts for the price of one admission!  You can’t ask for a better opportunity. Over the past Seventeen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family and they are always looking to add to the Shriekfest Family! Festival Founder and Director Denise Gossett says “We are already planning some exciting things for our 18th year!”.

Shriekfest is looking for original films and screenplays. They are accepting films/screenplays in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, music video, feature screenplay, and short screenplay, as well as these genres:  horror, comedy horror, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy. They will be awarding prizes to the winning filmmaker or screenwriter in each category. All you have to do is go to Shriekfest and follow the steps. 

If you have a film or screenplay, this is your chance to enter it and possibly win. Last year’s festival was a great success. Shriekfest had its biggest audience yet and had more than 55 filmmakers and screenwriters in attendance! They were able to introduce some amazing indie horror films to Los Angeles and Orlando!