ANNOUNCING THE 2020 KILLER SHORTS HORROR SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION’S SEMI-FINALISTS!

Killer Shorts 2020 Horror Short Screenplay Competition’s Semi-Finalists Announced!

Alongside our industry partners and sponsors, we are thrilled to announce the Top 40 Semi-Finalists for the 2020 Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition.

Listed below are the semi-finalists of the 2020 Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition, selected from a whopping 765 submissions! After four rounds of reading, we have narrowed it down to the top 5% of entries to bring you the Top 40 voices in horror.

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SEMI-FINALISTS, OUR QUARTER-FINALISTS, AND TO ALL THOSE WHO ENTERED THIS YEAR.

Stay tuned for the upcoming announcement of our top 3 grand prize winners here and on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages on Friday, March 13th. And don’t forget to join the Screenwriters Network Discord server — it’s a great place to swap scripts with other screenwriters and chat with your fellow competitors!

Click here to congratulate the SF’s on Twitter!

Reminder, the Top 3 scripts will be read by agents, managers and producers at the following companies: Grey Matter Productions, Paradigm Talent Agency, Good Fear Content, and Affirmative Entertainment.

You can listen to a very special Podcast Episode about how we approached the quarter-finalist selection process here.

If you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2020, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Best wishes,

Alison Parker, Contest Director
Contact details: alison@killershortscontest.com

Now, without further ado, let us introduce you to the 2020 Killer Shorts Semi-Finalists!

ProjectWriter/s
AN APPLE A DAYAllen Roughton
BABY DOLLJohn Burr
BAELBrandon Weavil
BLANKAvishai Weinberger & Tova Weinberger
BONESEEDJoshua David Matthews & Brett Brooks
BORDER CONTROLMichael Rogers
BREEDERAlex Payne
BY MOONLIGHTBrandon Laraby
COLD CALLDavid Bryant
CONSUMEDBrian K
DEAD BODY CAMBrian Lisi
DEAD BY DAWNJohnny Gao
DRONEJohn Arvai
ETERNI-TREEDoug Mallette
FACELIFTVirat Pal
FALLDanny Newell
FIELD TESTChris Hicks
FINAL FINAL GIRLSBen DeLoose & Matthew Chilelli
FINGERSLachlan Marks
FOG OF WARSteven Lundgren
FREEZERChris Wiltz
GANGLERSMark Renshaw
INTRUDERMaria Wilson
MI CARIÑOChristian Jacob Ramon
MY DJINNRubel Rafael Ahmed
NOISE COMPLAINTMatt McCarthy & Katherine Cox
SASKIAConnor Savage
SECOND SKINGary Davies
SLAUGHTER HEARSEEvan Baughfman
SMILEY IKETrevor Lawrence
THE BUTTER STREET HITCHHIKERChris Hicks
THE KEYJorge Lucas
THE LEGEND OF THE RABBIT MANDarren Joe
THE NO-NO MANCJ Whitehead
THE RICKETY MANJeremiah Lewis
UNFINISHED BUSINESSKimberley Elizabeth
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMASSarah Emery & Carl Firth
WIGILIARichard Karpala
YOU'RE ITJohn Licata
ZOMBIES ON A BUSJanet L. Loftis

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