Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is a non-profit 501 ( 3 ) ( c ) organization. Screamfest is one of the largest genre film festivals held in the U.S. and is an internationally recognized showcase for independent filmmakers and writers of the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres.
Founded in 2001 by Rachel Belofsky and now partnered with Stan Winston, Screamfest is dedicated to discovering the new blood of horror and honoring the masters. A recent Screamfest success story is Victor Garcia, winner of the Screamfest 2004 Best Horror Short. After winning Best Horror Short at Screamfest Horror Film Festival Los Angeles in October, it made the rounds and earned the Barcelona-based f/x specialist reps at Endeavor and Underground Management As reported in Variety's Feb. 15th issue, Victor Garcia will direct the horror pic SMOKE for Gold Circle. Variety.com - 'Smoke' rises at Gold Circle and Screen International's Feb. 14th issue.
Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Roy Lee, Eli Roth, and Sean S. Cunningham form the Advisory Board.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival
8840 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd FL, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA
Festival Director: Rachel Belofsky
Federation Contact: Rachel Belofsky
Tel: +1 310 358 3273
E-mail: screamfestla (at) aol.com