19th Annual

Chicago Horror Film Festival


Unproduced Screenplay


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
February 28, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
April 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 9, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 95.00 90.00
Student Fee 95.00 90.00
Final Cut Deadline
June 23, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 105.00 100.00
Student Fee 105.00 100.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately June 30, 2018

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Screenplay

Category Rules

This category is open to any film script that might be considered a horror film, or anything of a disturbing nature, dark art and/or frightening.

There is NO 'Script Written By' date. We have shown horror films from as early as the 30's. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current work.

Rules for Submissions

The rules are basic but necessary. Please take a quick look at the info below before you submit.

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this submission are true.

This script is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

I am duly authorized to submit this screenplay to the festival.

I hold Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Chicago Horror Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or media materials(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.

I hold Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Chicago Horror Film Festival its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

I certify that I have full rights to the use likeliness in the entered work.

I give permission for Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Chicago Horror Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the short for promotional purposes

If selected I will provide Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Chicago Horror Film Festival with a digital copy of my films movie poster (in vertical format) for use on the festival website.