Screenplay Competition

“The industry’s #1 horror screenplay contest” – IndieWire

Accepting features, shorts and TV pilots, with top industry judges who love and produce horror content. 



Horror allows us to experience our fears in safety. Whether it’s supernatural, psychological, apocalyptic or comedic. As one of the industry’s proven genres for breaking in new talent, this competition is especially effective for new screenwriters with great scripts. If you’re writing a great horror script, we’d love to read it.


Get in front of Hollywood judges who love horror.


Jump start your career

Grand Prize Winner

The overall grand prize winner in either film, TV or short category will receive personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top Hollywood literary managers who are looking for talented emerging horror screenwriters.

The top 3 winners’ project info and log lines will be circulated and recommended to our network of over 60 Hollywood managers, agents, producers and development executives.

ScreenCraft has a proven track record for getting writers signed with representation, and staffed in writing rooms.

Personal Introduction to top literary managers
Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
$1,000 Cash
Complimentary Badge for the 2021 ScreenCraft Summit + Travel Stipend
License to either of your choice: Final Draft or WriterDuet Pro screenwriting software

Runner-Up Prizes


$500 cash award

Accepted into ScreenCraft Development Program

50% off 2021 ScreenCraft Summit


$500 cash award

Accepted into ScreenCraft Development Program

50% off 2021 ScreenCraft Summit


$500 cash award

50% off 2021 ScreenCraft Summit

ScreenCraft winners

Winning a ScreenCraft competition can launch your career.

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Prepare your pitch
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Get outside of your own head
It's important to understand how somebody else experiences your story on the page.
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Scripts we love

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