8th Annual

Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2017

November 08, 2017 to November 12, 2017

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

$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)

Zed Fest Film Festival 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 2017

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

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Thank you for your interest in Submitting your Screenplay to
ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2017

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.

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.
*Script Pipeline - Membership
*Virtual Pitchfest - Free Pitch

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.

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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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.*****

***** 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.

For Tickets please visit: www.zedfest.org

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

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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

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 2017

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:

$500 Discount at Revolution Cinema Rentals
Movie Magic Screenwriter - Software
Festival Event Passes
ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2017 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 2017
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 2017

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.

*Script Pipeline - Membership
*Virtual Pitchfest- Free Pitch
-Logline & Contact Info on Zed Fest "Script's For Sale" web page.

*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.