9th Annual

Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2018

November 06, 2018 to November 12, 2018

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
Wendy Medrano/Zed Fest
P.O.Box 11293
Burbank CA 91510
USA
Phone: 818-861-9656
zedfest@gmail.com
http://www.zedfest.org/

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Film
RUNTIME
Feature Film : 40 minutes to 120 minutes

Zed Fest Film Festival Genres:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Art House
Action/Adventure
Fantasy Supernatural
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8 Films


For more submission information please visit our new
ZED FEST FAQ http://www.zedfest.org/faq.html

Follow us on social media for the Latest Festival News:
Twitter: @zedfestfilmfest
www.facebook.com/zedfest

$5,000.00 total value in Cash Awards & Prizes
(Cash awards and prizes are shared among selected winners)


Short Film
RUNTIME
Short Film: From 5 minutes to 15 minutes

Zed Fest Film Festival Genres:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Art House
Action/Adventure
Fantasy Supernatural
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8 Films

For more submission information please visit our new
ZED FEST FAQ http://www.zedfest.org/faq.html

$5,000.00 total value in Cash Awards & Prizes
(Cash awards and prizes are shared among selected winners)
Featurette Film - 15-39 Minutes
Runtime
Featurette Film 15-39 Minutes

Zed Fest Film Festival Genres:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Art House
Action/Adventure
Fantasy Supernatural
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8 Films

For more submission information please visit our new
ZED FEST FAQ http://www.zedfest.org/faq.html

$5,000.00 total value in Cash Awards & Prizes
(Cash awards and prizes are shared among selected winners)

Super Short Film
Runtime Super Short Films
1-5 Minutes

Zed Fest Film Festival Genres:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Art House
Action/Adventure
Fantasy Supernatural
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8 Films

For more submission information please visit our new
ZED FEST FAQ http://www.zedfest.org/faq.html

$5,000.00 total value in Cash Awards & Prizes
(Cash awards and prizes are shared among selected winners)
Music Video
Music Video Runtime 1-5 minutes.

Zed Fest Film Festival Genres:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Art House
Action/Adventure
Fantasy Supernatural
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8 Films

For more submission information please visit our new
ZED FEST FAQ http://www.zedfest.org/faq.html

$5,000.00 total value in Cash Awards & Prizes
(Cash awards and prizes are shared among selected winners)

Short Screenplay Competition
Zed Fest Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition
Thank you for your interest in Submitting your Short Screenplay to ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2018

GENRE- HORROR/SCI-FI/ACTION/SUSPENSE/DRAMA
Screenplays must be feature length no less than 10 pages and no more than 20 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. Screenplays should be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. Only online PDF submissions will be accepted. Any revisions after submission will not be accepted.
TOP PRIZES

1st PLACE $100
2nd PLACE $50

Special Prizes:
THE ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL
MARY SHELLEY GOTHIC SCREENWRITING AWARD"
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851)
was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer,
and travel writer. her stories have inspired countless authors and filmmakers.

All screenplay lengths submissions are eligible for this award.
http://www.zedfest.org/zedfestspecialawards.html
Feature Screenplay Competition
Thank you for your interest in Submitting your Screenplay to
ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2018

GENRE- HORROR/SCI-FI/ACTION/SUSPENSE/DRAMA
Screenplays must be feature length no less than 50 pages and no more than 120 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. Screenplays should be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. Only online PDF submissions will be accepted. Any revisions after submission will not be accepted.

TOP PRIZES

1st PLACE $500
2nd PLACE $300

Additional Prizes:

*Movie Magic Screenwriter - Software
*Inktip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.

THE ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL
MARY SHELLEY GOTHIC SCREENWRITING AWARD"
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851)
was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer.
her stories have inspired countless authors and filmmakers.
All screenplay lengths submissions are eligible for this award.


One Night event pass if you would like to attend our Film Festival In Southern California
Screenwriting software, Cash and other screenwriting prizes,
Enter Your Screenplay For your Chance to Win.
Film Trailer 1-5 Minutes
Enter you Film trailer if you would you like to get attention, to generate buzz and exposure for your film. We will Award the top film trailers with Zed Fest Film Festival Certificates and play them at our Film Festival theater screening event in Noho Arts District held in November.


MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

After participating in Zed Fest Film Festival, many of our filmmakers have been able to advance their careers develop their next projects. We take pride in the fact that we are able maintain relationships with participants, to encourage and help them develop and promote their future endeavors.

Our Top PRIZE PHIL TUCKER SPIRIT award (Named after Indie Film Making Pioneer Director Best known for Directing Robot Monster in 3-D ~1953)

Zed Fest Film Festival ~ Mary Pickford Award~

This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. "The Mary Pickford Award" Is Named In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

You can enter our Zed Fest Film Festival and to be considered for this award. If you have directed, produced or co-produced, written a screenplay.

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In addition she starred in countless films,including several in the Action Genre making her one of the first action film stars. She produced many of her films having started in film acting as child she understood the medium better than most and knew early on that artists in film needed to be PROTECTED and have more control over their work. She also was instrumental in archiving early silent films, including Charlie Chaplin Films.

Zed Fest Film Festival ~ Golden Marquee Awards For Top Feature and Short Film

The Zed Fest Film Festival Golden Marquee is awarded each year to the feature film and short film that display exemplary technical proficiencies in filmmaking and storytelling.


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THE ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL
EDGAR ALLAN POE GOTHIC FILMMAKER AWARD
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.
All film lengths entries are eligible for this award.

THE ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL
MARY SHELLEY GOTHIC SCREENWRITING AWARD"
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851)
was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer.
her stories have inspired countless authors and filmmakers.
All screenplay lengths submissions are eligible for this award.

ENTER YOUR FILM OR SCREENPLAY Now to be considered for these awards.
Special Awards info:
http://www.zedfest.org/zedfestspecialawards.html

Follow us on social media for the Latest Festival News:
Twitter: @zedfestfilmfest
www.facebook.com/zedfest
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PLEASE VISIT our Website FAQ for submission details http://www.zedfest.org/faq.html

****** We highly recommend that you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and www.zedfest.org home page. We frequently make important announcements and publish the Finalists, and Official Selection Nominees. We also announce event updates.*****

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8th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Winners.
Congrats to all the film teams!
www.zedfest.org
We would like thank Congratulate the winners of our Zed Fest Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2017 Zed Fest Film Festival Feature and Short Screenplays. Thank you for being so supportive of us, we're proud and inspired by you. We know you are the future storytellers in Indie Film.
www.zedfest.org

1st Place Marie Laveau M Cristina Beato
2nd Place Hallow's Point Brian W. Smith
3rd Place PR*CK! Todd Bronson
4th Place Bad Hair Day Richard Geiwitz
5th Place Gun Driver 2 Johann Karlo


Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Feature Screenplay
Honorable Mentions

Can You Smell The Flowers?
Malcolm Holt

Kidcide
kelly jean karam

Exit 290
C M Webb

House of Living Nightmares
Mike Meade

Whisper Cove
Scott Kirkpatrick

Hollow Earth Quest
Danny Weiss, Kathy-Krantz-Stewart

The Turning
Daniel Selleck

The Un-Eff-Able Sam Bistritzky
Maggie Herskowitz

Town of Samhain
Mike Kelleher

Bermuda
Laura Vallorta

8th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Short Screenplay Winners
1st Place Shaded
2nd Place This Broken Earth
3rd Place The Kathcataran Ring
4th Place House Rules
5th Place Dog Years

Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Short Screenplay Honorable Mentions
Xq28
Dan Horrigan

Duet
Lisanne Sartor,Colette Sartor

Vendor
Virginia Salvador

Terrordactyl
Eufemia Scarfone

Buddies From Beyond
James Brophy

The Finish Line
Troy Basoren

Zombie Corp
Montgomery Burt

Brew Master
kelly jean karam

Crazy For The Blonde
Tom Bragg

Feature Film
13 Mysteries
Outstanding Arthouse Feature Film
Christmas with Cookie
Twisted Xmas-Tale - Winner

Escape the Dark
Outstanding Screen Story
Ben Deloose and Matthew Chilelli

Outstanding Acting Ensemble
Erik Moody,Sarah Nicklin,
Michael Slefinger,Karli Kaiser

Fetish Factory
Outstanding Acting Performance
Carrie Keagan, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn
Chase Williamson

Garden Party Massacre
Outstanding Horror Comedy

The Basement
Outstanding Acting Performance
Mischa Barton

Kick Ass Villain Award
Jackson Davis

The Child Remains
Outstanding Acting Performance
Suzanne Clement

The Hatred
Outstanding Acting Performance
Sara Davenport

Outstanding Producing
Malek Akkad

The Lurking Man
Outstanding Producing
Maritza Brikizak

Outstanding Acting Performance
Maritza Brikizak

Lon Chaney Sr. Award
Daniel Lench

The Terror of Hallow's Eve
Outstanding Special Effects
Illusion Industries

Outstanding Acting performance
Annie Read, Juliet Landau, Sarah Lancaster,Caleb Thomas

Featurette Film
Bloodyback
Outstanding Screen Story
Daniel Byers

Outstanding Directing
Daniel Byers

Filling In
Outstanding Fantasy Comedy

Outstanding Screen Story
Bradley HawkinsAustin Haitos,Peter Fenton

Outstanding Acting Performance
Jared Odrick

Outstanding Acting Performance
Karl Holtz

PhotoKill
Outstanding Acting Performance
Lauren A. Kennedy

Outstanding Producing
Tom Bragg,Lance J. Reha

Outstanding Screen Story
Tom Bragg

Short Film

Alfred J Hemlock
Outstanding Supernatural Horror

Outstanding Acting Performance
Tristan Mckinnon

Banshee
Outstanding Producing
Adam Obrien

Outstanding Screen Story
Adam Obrien

The Featured Creature
Elisabethe Payeur

BED
Outstanding Arthouse Short Film

Outstanding Screen Story
Maxi Witrak

Pizza Face
Outstanding Computer Animation

Outstanding Screen Story
Jamie Dwyer and Justin Ulloa

Psycho Therapy

Outstanding Acting Performance
Brooke Lewis ,Ricky Dean Logan

Outstanding Producing
Brooke Lewis

SLIT
Outstanding Producing
Jennifer Nangle

Skin jacker
Outstanding Acting Performance
Jamie Pigott

Outstanding Acting Performance
Emily Tucker

Outstanding Producing
Dan Horrigan

The Candle
Outstanding Acting Performance
Elanie Hendrix

Outstanding Acting Performance
Abbie Cobb

Outstanding Acting Performance
Rene Ashton

Outstanding Screen Story
Rene Ashton

Outstanding Producing
Richard Joel
René Ashton

The Love Suckers
Outstanding Acting Performance
Caryn Richman

The Son, the Father...

Outstanding Acting Performance
Lukas Hassel

Outstanding Acting Performance
Lucas Oktay

Outstanding Acting Performance
Colleen Hayes

Those Lips

Outstanding Acting Performance
Ashley Erin Campbell

Outstanding Producing
Ashley Erin Campbell


Walk With The Devil
Outstanding Screen Story
Alison C. Hall

Super Short Film

Love Past Blue, The Band
Outstanding Documentary Short

Outstanding Producing
Tiffany Forsberg

Zed Fest Film Festival Mary Pickford
Tiffany Forsberg

Mare
Outstanding Producing
Nicole Solomon

Zed Fest Film Festival Mary Pickford
Nicole Solomon

Muscle Memory
Outstanding Arthouse Super Short Film

My Better Nature
Outstanding Super 8

Ousemane
Outstanding Directing
Vladimir Baranovsky

Outstanding Music

Viking Toothache
Outstanding Producing
Philip Baumhardt
Outstanding Movie Props

Music Video
Indigenous Robot - One World
Outstanding Music Video

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***** 8th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival EVENT DETAILS*****
The 8th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Opens Halloween Night Oct 31, 2017
We will be screening the best films from 2017 sent to us from all over the world.
Our films are fun, artistic and innovative.

Come Celebrate Independent Films on "Halloween" and "Day of The Dead" in the Noho Arts District With Us.


www.facebook.com/zedfest
Twitter: @zedfestfilmfest




Event details:
The 8th Annual ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Dates:
Oct 31, Nov 1, Nov 2 & Nov 3, 2017 7:30pm 12:30am

Location 1:
Laemmle Noho 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Oct 31, Nov 1, Nov 2, 2017 7:30pm 12:30am

Location 2:
Acme Noho
5124 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Closing Night! Awards,Movies & Pizza Party
Friday 7:30pm to 12am

Ticket Prices:
$11 Per Film Block
$100 All Film Festival Pass: 4 Nights, All Indie Film Block Pass & Party Pass

Zed Fest Film Festival Women in Film Panel - 8-9pm
Movies begin at 7pm
Laemmle Noho 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Featured Guests:

Staci Layne Wilson - Writer, Producer,Director
Brooke Lewis - Actor, Writer,Producer
Sarah Nicklin - Actor, Producer
Maritza Brikizak - Actor, Writer, Producer

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Over $5000 in Cash and Generous Sponsorship prizes, Festival event passes and Distribution Connection assistance for Feature film makers.

Quickfilm Budget -
http://www.quickfilmbudget.com
Quick Film Budget is the first technology to automate the film budgeting process. It saves filmmakers TIME and MONEY. Create a customized professional film budget in a matter of minutes -- for a fraction of what it costs to hire a line producer. It handles everything from short films to micro-budget features to studio franchises.

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ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2018

FILM CATEGORY TOP PRIZES:
PHIL TUCKER SPIRIT award winner!
The Mary Pickford Award - This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. We call it the "The Pickford Award" In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

Zed Fest Film Festival ~ Mary Pickford Award~

This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. "The Mary Pickford Award" Is Named In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

You can enter our Zed Fest Film Festival and to be considered for this award. If you have directed, produced or co-produced, written a screenplay.

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Golden Marquee Feature or Short Film Award
Awarded each year to the feature film and short film that display exemplary technical proficiencies in filmmaking and storytelling.

Other PRIZES to be Divided:

Movie Magic Screenwriter - Software
Festival Event Passes
ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2018 CERTIFICATE

Quickfilm Budget -
http://www.quickfilmbudget.com


Prizes ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL will be divided into the following categories:
BEST DIRECTOR - FEATURE FILM
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR Supporting Role
BEST ACTRESS Supporting Role
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST FILM EDITING
BEST COMEDY
BEST DRAMA
BEST HORROR FILM
BEST MAKE UP
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST DIRECTOR - SHORT FILM
BEST ACTOR - SHORT FILM
BEST - SHORT FILM
BEST ANIMATED- SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY – SHORT FILM
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST SCREENPLAY FULL LENGTH
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GENRE- HORROR/SCI-FI/ACTION/SUSPENSE/DRAMA
Screenplays must be feature length no less than 60 pages and no more than 120 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. Screenplays should be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. Only online PDF submissions will be accepted. Any revisions after submission will not be accepted.

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2018
Screenplays must be feature length no less than 60 pages and no more than 120 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. Screenplays should be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. Only online PDF submissions will be accepted. Any revisions after submission will not be accepted.

Feature Screenplay TOP PRIZES

1st PLACE $500
2nd PLACE $300



ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2018

Short Screenplays must be no less than 10 pages and no more than 20 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. Screenplays should be in 12 point Courier font and pages must be numbered. Only online PDF submissions will be accepted. Any revisions after submission will not be accepted.

Short Film Screenplay TOP PRIZES

1st PLACE $100
2nd PLACE $50


ADDITIONAL PRIZES:

*ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE

*Bonus Top Prize winners Movie Magic Screenwriter software

*InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
InkTip Magazine: Publication of your logline in InkTip's magazine sent to nearly 15000 producers and reps.


*Night 1,2 or 3 Festival Event Night Pass for Finalists that
would like to join us in Southern California. Entrants can email us
for event attendance reservation.

MORE PRIZES ARE BEING ADDED.






ORGANIZERS

Ed III; Ed Stephens III; Wendy Medrano; Wendy Medrano (Festival Director); Wendy Medrano (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

All judging will be anonymous. All entries must be accompanied by a completed and signed release form. You may enter more than one movie, but you must submit a separate entry form and release form and with each submission. Finalists and winners will be determined by professionals in the film Industry. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Participation in Zed Fest Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of all terms included in this application. Entry does not guarantee placement in the festival. Every submission will be given full consideration. Entries will be selected to be featured in whole or part as finalists to appear in the festival. Finalists will be judged by category and winners will be announced at the end of the festival.

Time Limit:
Music Videos - 1-5 Minutes
Super Shorts 1- 5 Minutes
Shorts 5-15 Minutes
Featurettes – 15-39 Minutes
Features – 39+ Minutes

Genres:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Art House
Action/Adventure
Fantasy Supernatural
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8 Films

FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE:
http://www.zedfest.org/faq.html


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

How should I submit my movie?
For Consideration we allow online methods such as Vimeo, or
Youtube password protected links.

*****We will need a Region 1 Playable Copy DVD of your film or Playable Bluray For Feature Films. For our Event Theater Screening*****

We suggest you mail this into us as soon as possible to save yourself shipping fees. We need to turn in discs to theater management promptly before our event. If we do not receive disc we cannot screen
Your film.

Please be sure to test your DVD or Bluray Disc for Feature Films on a player to make sure it plays.

Do I have to follow Zed Fest Film Festival on social media?
You do not have to follow us. We highly recommend that you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and www.zedfest.org home page. We frequently make important announcements and publish the Finalists, and Official Selection Nominees. We also announce event updates.