14th Annual

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival


IHSFF Short Screenplay Challenge


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
October 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
November 24, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 18, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

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

Category Details

Approximately March 1, 2018

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
$250 from the Phoenix Film Foundation. An InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you and A 5-year membership to Script Pipeline's Writers Database. An International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival prize pack. Two VIP Passes to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival/International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Entry scripts must be the contestant’s original work and be less than 25 pages.

Entry scripts may NOT have been previously sold or produced.

The screenplay must be written in English.
Entry scripts must be in industry standard format submitted electronically.

Body pages must be numbered.

Entry scripts must be on plain white paper.
No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages for script entries will be accepted under any circumstances.

Applicants name or contact information should NOT appear on the cover, the title page or any other page of the script.

Each Entry Must Include the Following:

a. One copy of an Short Screenplay less than 25 pages in length.

Multi Submissions & Authorships
A contestant may submit more than one (1) Screenplay Submission provided a digitally signed online entry form and appropriate entry fee is submitted for each screenplay.

Entry scripts involving multiple authorships are acceptable. If the screenplay wins an award, it is the sole responsibility of the writers to divide that award.

Registration Requirements
We want you to be protected. The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival strongly recommends writers to copyright their work. Registering your script with the WGA, west is one of the best and affordable ways a writer can protect their script.