Shriekfest Film Festival Celebrates its 3rd year at the Wayne Densch Theatre in Sanford, FL

Shriekfest Film Festival Celebrates its 3rd year at the Wayne Densch Theatre in Sanford, FL

Shriekfest Film Festival Celebrates its 3rd year at the Wayne Densch Theatre in Sanford, FL

$25, Click Here to Purchase Your Day Pass to view all Films.

 The Shriekfest Horror Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced its annual event will take place November 2nd, 2019. Shriekfest will continue its tradition of screening the very best in independent horror and sci-fi films Saturday from 2:00PM to 10:00PM at the iconic Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in beautiful downtown Sanford.

Shriekfest was created in July 2001 by festival director Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running and one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country. With its addition of the Orlando fest, Shriekfest is the ONLY Bi-Coastal event of its kind.  Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered upcoming writers, actors, directors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers. Many past winners have gone on to write, produce, or star in major motion pictures.

In addition to exposure, the festival awards its participants with a number of recognitions and prizes. Submissions for narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, feature screenplay, and short screenplay are eligible to win awards.

Here is the 2019 Official Shriekfest Trailer!

Denise Gossett
Festival Founder/Director

Shriekfest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition (our 19th year in L.A and 3rd year in Orlando!!)
2013 Movie Maker Magazine voted one of the Coolest Film Festivals in the WORLD! and in the Top 5 Coolest Horror/SciFi Film Festivals in the WORLD!

Declared “LA’s Most Successful & Entertaining Horror Film Festival” by LA WEEKLY
2011 Movie Maker Magazine top 13 film festivals to die for!
2010 Movie Maker Magazine top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee!
Founder Denise Gossett voted number 5 out of 13 Most Influential Women In Horror History and voted 2016’s Most Influential Women In Genre!

2017 Denise Gossett was voted Most Influential Horror Film Festival Director

For more information on the Shriekfest Film Festival, sponsorship opportunities, schedules, and more, visit or contact festival founder and director Denise Gossett at Shriekfest is also on Twitter and Facebook.

*Please note all above info. is provided by Denise Gossett Festival Founder/Director

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Hi, my name is Claudia! I live, work and play in Sanford, FL. To top it all off, I am also totally in love with Sanford! My husband Jose and I are Realtors in Sanford, FL and help people realize their dreams of home ownership. We have two sons, Nicolas (2011) and Lukas (2013). I am originally from Germany, moved here in 2004. In 2008 I started I love everything that says creativity. Design is my passion, no matter if Graphic, Web or Fashion Design - and I am also into photography :) I'm also very social and love to hang out with my family and friends, be it for a kids play date or a fun night out ;)

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