Rachel Belofsky, president and founder of SCREAMFEST Horror Film Festival and partner Stan Winston announced a call for entries for its 7th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition. The festival takes place October 12th - 21st at the prestigious Grauman's Mann Chinese 6 at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood.

"We are very excited to see our filmmakers and writers furthering their careers as a direct result from Screamfest. Several films received distribution out of last year's festival. The festival has secured representation for several filmmakers and they are now attached to studio projects," said Rachel Belofsky, the festival's founder and president. "Three of our past winners were afforded the opportunity to direct shorts for Ghost House Pictures, putting their work directly in front of Sam Raimi. This competition provides them the exposure they so richly deserve and gives audiences the chance to experience their work in a first-class setting."

The largest film festival held in Los Angeles, Screamfest (a non-profit 501 (3) (c) organization), is an internationally recognized showcase for independent filmmakers and writers of the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres.

Film entries are being accepted in the categories of Best Feature, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Special Effects and Musical Score to name a few. In addition, there are special categories for Best Animation, Best Short, Best Documentary and Best Student Film. The early deadline for films submissions is June 15th and normal deadline for film submissions is July 15th, with a late deadline of August 15th. Screamfest accepts film completed after January 1st, 2004.

The deadline for screenplay submissions is June 15th, with a late deadline of August 15th.

Founded in 2001, Screamfest is dedicated to discovering the new blood of horror and honoring the masters. This year's festival is sponsored by Boost Mobile. For more information visit www.screamfestla.com.

For further information please contact Rachel Belofsky at (310) 358-3273.

CLICK HERE to view the film/screenplay submission entry form (in PDF format)