11th Annual

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival


IHSFF Short Screenplay Challenge


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 27, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Regular Deadline
October 29, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
November 25, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 17, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

Category Details

Approximately March 12, 2015

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
$300 cash from the Phoenix Film Foundation. One InkTip.com Script Listing on InkTip.com. InkTip Script Listings provide writers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals. Script review and consultation from the Director of Development at Script Pipeline. A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline. One free entry to any Script Pipeline writing or idea competition. An International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival prize pack. Listing on Phoenix Film Festival website. 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: 300 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 and bound with two or three brads (brass fasteners) or 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 original feature film screenplay 80-130 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.