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|Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival is accepting Feature Films that exceed a running time of 60 minutes. The recommended genres are horror, Sci-Fi, and fantasy, but anything suitably surreal or head-scratching will be considered as long as it stretches the limits of the imagination.
|Silver Scream Fest is accepting Short Film submissions of at least 30 seconds but less than 60 minutes in running time. The recommended genres are horror, Sci-Fi, and fantasy, but anything suitably surreal or head-scratching will be considered as long as it stretches the limits of the imagination.
|Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival is looking for animation submissions of less than 60 minutes. Animation can be computer generated, cel animation, stop-motion, or any mix thereof. An animated film is created 50% through an animation process. Films containing a majority of live action elements must be submitted to the Feature or Short Film categories.
|Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival is looking for non-produced genre screenplays of any length. Screenplays must be original works. No adaptations (unless they are of the screenwriter's own original content) are accepted. Screenplays must be properly formatted to industry standards and registered with the Writers Guild or other reputable registry (with registration information on the cover page), or they will be dismissed with no refund.
|Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival is looking for the best non-published graphic novel with a minimum of 20 pages. Graphic novels must be original, completed works. No adaptations (unless they are of the writers/artists own original content) are accepted. All entries should strive for creativity and push the boundaries of storytelling in comics.
|Graphic Novel Script
|Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival is looking for the best non-published graphic novel script that is either a one-shot or single issue series. Scripts must be original works. No adaptations (unless they are of the writers' own original content) are accepted. All entries should strive for creativity and push the boundaries of storytelling in comics.
|Graphic Novel Concept Art
|Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival is looking for the best non-published graphic novel concept art. Designs must be original. No adaptations (unless they are of the artists' own original content) are accepted. All entries should strive for creativity and push the boundaries of storytelling in comics.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL, presented by Famous Monsters, is looking for the next generation of great genre storytellers so their creations can be shared with the world!
The purpose of the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is to cherry-pick burgeoning creative talent and provide an industry spotlight for the best in genre storytelling — horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and combinations of the three. The only criteria for SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL content other than genre is to captivate the audience and inspire the imagination.
Designed to discover new talent, unite the entertainment community, and encourage genre conversation, the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is a three-day event comprised of film screenings, award ceremonies, runner-up prizes, social gatherings, and celebratory parties. The FESTIVAL will be hosted at the Roxy Stadium 14 Theater, located in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, CA.
Visit www.silverscreamfest.com for event details and schedules.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
ABOUT FAMOUS MONSTERS
The internationally distributed Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was the first-ever Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror pop culture fanzine of its kind, created by Forrest J Ackerman in 1958. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King, and countless other influential artists in the entertainment field praise the magazine for inspiring them to dive into their craft. Established by Forrest J Ackerman to celebrate monster movies, genre films, and to unite fans from around the world, Famous Monsters of Filmland strives to not only honor the classics while sharing new and upcoming projects, but to also provide insight for readers on how to create their own monster and Sci-Fi films at home. From makeup tips to special-effects tricks, FM has become a "how-to" for generations of aspiring storytellers.
Philip Kim (Senior Manager)
Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival ("Festival") is an awards-based competition calling for feature and short length films, short animations, unproduced screenplays (short or feature length), and graphic novels.
Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form and applicable entry fees. Entries must be submitted in digital format. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.
All submissions are subject to reviews and rejection.
It is kindly requested, though not obligatory, that any awards received be mentioned in the promotional materials or websites of the submissions being awarded.
All submissions are handled fairly and equally. We encourage you to submit as early as possible.
All entries will be reviewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. All accepted entrants will be notified by email. Selected submissions will also be posted on our website. The Festival does not pay rental fees for submitted work. If your submission is selected for the festival, a physical screener copy will be required on DVD, Blu-ray, or digital drive.
Submissions will be viewed only after your entry fee is received and paid in full.
The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in scheduling.
The number of screenings, days, and venues is at the sole discretion of the Festival.
All submissions must be labeled with the title of the entry, running time, and the name of the writer/director. The Festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit.
It is cost prohibitive for the Festival to insure individual prints. Make sure you have your own insurance.
We strongly encourage you to only send materials you do not wish to have returned. Please do not send masters or originals.
Visit our website, silverscreamfest.com, for more information, updates, and announcements.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting your entry into competition in the Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival ("Festival"), you agree that you have read and accept all aforementioned rules and regulations.
Submissions must not have been previously optioned, purchased, or be in production or produced.
Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any submitted or accepted material for promotional purposes. Brief clips of entries may also be streamed on silverscreamfest.com.
The individual or corporation submitting the content hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the submission for screening to the public, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Famous Monsters of Filmland / American Gothic Press, LLC / Movieland Classics, LLC / SR Entertainment Group / Silver Scream Fest, its officers, its employees and/or its affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, or loss of or damage to the screening submission assets entered.
Entries will not be returned.
Festival reserves the right to refuse entries.