The annual Los Angeles competition gives new meaning to “call for entries”
LOS ANGELES – The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, is calling on all those with a camera and a creative spirit to contribute fan-made commercials for a sub-contest to help promote the event.
The festival, now in its fantastic fourteenth year, seeks commercial submissions that will be used on its website and social media pages to help get people excited. The winning commercial will be screened at the festival and kick off each block of films. The only requirements are for the commercial to be under one minute, be horror/sci-fi/fantasy related, and mention that Shriekfest is in its fourteenth year. Entrants must submit their commercial to [email protected] by August 15 to be considered. Shriekfest was created in July 2001 by Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running and one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country. Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered young and upcoming writers, actors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers. The final deadline for entries is July 1 (Without a Box entries have until July 20). For more information on the Shriekfest Film Festival, sponsorship opportunities, submission guidelines, and more, visit www.shriekfest.com or contact festival founder and director Denise Gossett at [email protected].