Screamfest Screenplay Competition Deadline Extended; Winner to Receive Chiller Deal

Screamfest Screenplay Competition Deadline Extended; Winner to Receive Chiller DealWe try to give the filmmakers amongst us every chance to get their work seen. One of the preeminent film fests, Los Angeles' Screamfest Horror Film Festival, has extended the deadline for its screenplay competition. Hop to it, writers. Chop, chop!

Aside from the elevated sense of pride the winner will undoubtedly feel in his or her bosom, the top script will also receive some cold, hard cash and a first look deal with Chiller among other goodies. Submit entries online here and visit the official Screamfest website for more information on the event.

From the Press Release
The 13th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition announces a first look deal with Chiller, a division of NBCuniversal for the winner of this year's contest. "We are very excited to offer this great opportunity to this year's winning screenplay," founder/festival director Rachel Belofsky said.

Chiller's senior director or programming, Shane O'Brien, said, "Chiller has always valued the dramatic weight that well-crafted screenplays contribute to the horror genre. We're thrilled to offer the opportunity to work with and nurture talented up-and-coming screenwriters."

Screamfest Horror Film Festival takes place October 8-17, 2013, in Los Angeles. The winning screenplay will be announced on October 17 on the closing night of the festival. Screamfest Horror Film Festival was founded in 2001 to give up-and-coming filmmakers and writers a venue to showcase their work. Screamfest provides a great opportunity for them to have their work discovered just as Oren Peli, director and producer of Paranormal Activity, was discovered through his Paranormal Activity entry.

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