The main goal of Shriekfest is to help support independent film, independent filmmakers, and screenwriters in the horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy genres.
The 10th annual Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Horror/Thriller/SciFi/Fantasy Film Festival and Screenplay competition is currently accepting submissions for it’s 2010 festival to be held September 30th-October 3rd, 2010.
The festival is dedicated to screening and recognizing the works of filmmakers and screenwriters in the often forgotten genres. Superior screening facilities, parties, and panels make this a wonderful networking experience for all. Awards will be given in most categories and prizes include cash, product awards, trophies, etc. Please see their website for more information and an entry form: Shriekfest. The final entry date is July 10th, so hurry!
Also, check out their news page and testimonials page and see how Shriekfest has helped many filmmakers and screenwriters in the past. And if you are local to Los Angeles, be sure to sign up for their monthly networking meetings.