The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced its annual event will take place on October 1-4, 2020! The festival begins with an opening night party on Thursday, which the public is welcome to attend. Then, it will continue its tradition of screening feature-length and short films Friday through Sunday at the iconic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, and culminate with an awards presentation on Sunday night.
Shriekfest was created in July 2001 by festival director Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running, one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country, and the only bi-coastal horror film festival!
Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered young and upcoming writers, actors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers. Many past winners have gone on to write, produce, or star in major motion pictures.
“We have some really amazing things lined up for our 20th year!” says Festival Founder/Director Denise Gossett.
In addition to exposure, the festival awards its participants with a number of recognitions and prizes. Submissions for narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, feature screenplay, and short screenplay are eligible to win awards.
A few awards Shriekfest has earned in its 20 years can be seen below:
2020: TOP 100 FILM FESTIVALS ON FILM FREEWAY
2019: TOP 100 FILM FESTIVALS ON FILM FREEWAY
2018: TOP 100 FILM FESTIVALS ON FILM FREEWAY
2017 Festival Director Denise Gossett voted MOST INFLUENTIAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR!
2017: TOP 100 FILM FESTIVALS ON FILM FREEWAY
2016 Festival Director Denise Gossett voted MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN IN GENRE!
2016: TOP 100 FILM FESTIVALS ON FILM FREEWAY
2016 iHorror voted Shriekfest THE NUMBER ONE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL!
2015 Festival Denise Gossett voted #5 out of 13 Most Influential Women in Horror History!
2013 Movie Maker Magazine voted one of the Coolest Film Festivals in the WORLD! and in the Top 5 Coolest Horror/SciFi Film Festivals in the WORLD!
Declared “LA’s Most Successful & Entertaining Horror Film Festival” by LA WEEKLY
2011 Movie Maker Magazine top 13 film festivals to die for!
2010 Movie Maker Magazine top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee!