ROBERT MCKEE HOSTS HORROR DAY L.A. DURING SCREAMFEST -
OCT 11th @ LA FILM SCHOOL
WES CRAVEN, JOHN CARPENTER, ROY LEE, STAN WINSTON, TOBE HOOPER SEAN CUNNINGHAM AND JOHN LANDIS JOIN THE 2003 SCREAMFEST ADVISORY BOARD.
STAN WINSTON AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO JOIN FILM JURY
JOSEPH STEFANO AND FOURSIGHT ENTERTAINMENT'S JEREMY BELL JOIN SCREENPLAY JURY
Los Angeles, July 11, 2003 - SCREAMFEST, the biggest Independent Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles has announced its call for entries for 2003. Now in it's third year SCREAMFEST is looking for submissions from filmmakers across the globe to fill the following categories for both film and scripts; Horror Feature, Horror Short, Horror Super Short (under 10 minutes), Horror Comedy, Documentary (haunt or horror related), Horror Animation, Horror Animation Short, Horror Animation Super Short, Student Horror Feature Film, Student Horror Short and Student Horror Super Short as well as Science Fiction categories. The entry fee for films is $25 - $40 depending on category. Writers can enter their scripts for $30 for consideration or $60 for consideration and script coverage from the panel of SCREAMFEST judges, which in the past have included literary agents and development executives. The grand prize is a $1,000 cash award.
The films are judged on all aspects including cinematography, editing, make-up and special effects. Winners of the SCREAMFEST 2002 Crystal Skull Award also left with one of the following prizes; Movie Magic Software such as Write Brothers' Movie Magic Screenwriter, Dramatica Pro, Storyview and Entertainment Partners' Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling software, a Moviola camera rental package w/ Arri lights & Sennheiser boom mic package, Hollywood Creative Directories, Script Coverage from the Story Factory, LLC or a special package from the Writers' Script Network .
SCREAMFEST 2002 featured a Q&A with William Friedkin and a closing night guest panel on censorship with Wes Craven, John Carl Buechler, Robert Koeler (Daily Variety) and was moderated by Henry Sheehan. Other highlights included several Los Angeles premieres and a screening of Sam Rami's THE EVIL DEAD followed by a Q&A with Theresa Tilly and Betsy Baker, two of the notorious LADIES OF THE EVIL DEAD. The winners included Mark Anthony Galluzzo and his film R.S.V.P. (now being distributing by Lion's Gate), Todd Ocvirk & Danielle Liatowitsch with their film Kolobos (now being distributed by Blockbuster) and writer/director John Coven's who won Best Short for his film Reposessed and was a nominated for Best Screenplay for Near Death (now in negotiations with Pathfinder Pictures).
SCREAMFEST, founded in 2001 by producer Rachel Belofsky, is an annual internationally recognized and participated in genre film festival honoring independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the globe.
SCREAMFEST accepts all films completed after January 1, 2001. The early deadline for entry is July 15, 2003 and final deadline August 15, 2003. SCREAMFEST will be held in Los Angeles from October 10 to October 19, 2003.