Categories of Competition

Feature Film

Feature Films that exceed a running time of 60 minutes. The recommended genres are horror, Sci-Fi, and fantasy, but anything suitably surreal or head-scratching will be considered as long as it stretches the limits of the imagination. LATE DEADLINE DECEMBER 12

Short Film

Short Films of at least 30 seconds but less than 60 minutes in running time. The recommended genres are horror, Sci-Fi, and fantasy, but anything suitably surreal or head-scratching will be considered as long as it stretches the limits of the imagination. LATE DEADLINE DECEMBER 12

Animation

Animation can be computer generated, cel animation, stop-motion, or any mix thereof as long as 50% of the film is created through an animation process. Films containing a majority of live action elements must be submitted to the Feature or Short Film categories. LATE DEADLINE DECEMBER 12

Screenplay

Non-produced genre screenplays of any length (Film or television). Screenplays must be original works. No adaptations (unless they are of the screenwriter’s own original content). Screenplays must be properly formatted to industry standards and registered with the Writers Guild or other reputable registry. LATE DEADLINE DECEMBER 12

Graphic Novel

UNpublished, completed graphic novels (including inks, colors, and letters) of a minimum of 20 pages. Graphic novels must be original works. No adaptations (unless they are of the writers’/artists’ own original content). All entries should strive for creativity and push the boundaries of storytelling in comics. LATE DEADLINE DECEMBER 12

Graphic Novel Script

UNpublished, completed graphic novel scripts (series or one-shot). Scripts must be original works. No adaptations (unless they are of the writers’ own original content). All entries should strive for creativity and push the boundaries of storytelling in comics. LATE dEADLINE DECEMBER 12

PRESENTING THE 2017

The Silver Scream Film & Comic Festival Winners

Forry Ackerman Imagi-Movie Award
Teleios 

Best Feature – Horror
The Unwilling

Best Feature – Comedy
The Night Watchmen

Best Feature – Sci-Fi
Cronus

Best Short – Horror
Agatha

Best Animation
The Servant

Best Short – Comedy
Demonoid (1971)

Best Short – Sci-Fi
Breaker

Best Short – Thriller
House Hunting

Best Short Exorcism
Penitent

Best Short Parody
The Walking Inbred
How I Am Your Mother
House of Mouse of Cards

Forry Ackerman Imagi-Movie Screenplay Award
“Winter Bird”
by Stephen Treacy

Best Screenplay – Horror
“The Red Death”
by Josh Bartholome

Best Screenplay – Anthology
“Exiles”
by Laszlo Tamasfi

Best Graphic Novel Script
“Black Sunday”
by Matt Dreiling

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR

2016 GRAPHIC NOVEL WINNERS

Winner of the Silver Scream Fest Award for Best Graphic Novel, Jon Clark’s THIN is the visceral and utterly disturbing story of a woman mired in obsession and guilt who desperately tries for a miracle cure, only to uncover a deadly horror. The ordinary world of dieting goes to very dark places in this collected miniseries.

Winner of the Silver Scream Fest Award for Best Graphic Novel Script, Laszlo Tamasfi’s INVISIBLE HANDS is the fragmented story of a team of underground scientists as they attempt to decipher the plans of the corrupt Bartok corporation. The method? Draining twisted stories out of a man’s head!

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