Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles’ Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop.

Now, in its 20th year, Shriekfest L.A. takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country. Shriekfest Orlando (now in its 4th year) takes place at the famous Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, which was originally founded in 1923. Shriekfest offers filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in 2 world-famous cities. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region’s diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and sci-fi fans.

Every film accepted into Shriekfest has the opportunity to screen on both coasts for the price of one admission. Over the past nineteen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family and they are always looking to add to the Shriekfest Family!

Shriekfest is now looking for original films and screenplays. They are accepting films/screenplays in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, music video, feature screenplay, and short screenplay in the following genres: horror, comedy horror, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Shriekfest will be awarding prizes to the winning filmmaker or screenwriter in each category.

Festival Founder and Director Denise Gossett says, “We are already planning some exciting things for our 20th year!”.

Last year’s festival was a great success as Shriekfest had their biggest audience yes with more than 65 filmmakers/screenwriters in attendance. Plus, they were able to introduce some amazing indie horror films to both Los Angeles and Orlando.

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Shannon is the Founder of Nightmarish Conjurings and a lover of all things horror and haunt related. When she's not obsessively collecting all things "Trick 'R Treat" related, or trying to convince everyone that "Hereditary" is one of the greatest horror films ever made, you can find her designing interiors for commercial restaurants. An avid haunt fan, Shannon spends the entire year visiting haunts and immersive experiences throughout the Southern California area and hopes to one day design her own haunted attraction.

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