Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

After participating in Zed Fest Film Festival, many of our filmmakers have been able to advance their careers develop their next projects. We take pride in the fact that we are able to maintain relationships with participants, to encourage and help them develop and promote their future endeavors.

Zed Fest Film Festival Independent Spirit Award is bestowed each year to a filmmaker that
Pursues their filmmaking vision from concept to film.

This award has been inspired by Independent Filmmaking Pioneers Robot Monster (1953) Director Phil Tucker, Jean-Luc Godard, Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Elaine May, John Cassavetes, and Penelope Spheeris.

These filmmakers followed their passion for filmmaking. They embraced the love of filmmaking as an art form. They used their creativity and ingenuity in their filmmaking and did not let their budget stand in the way of their film projects. That is very inspirational to us and we hope to today's emerging filmmakers.
Zed Fest Film Festival ~ Mary Pickford Award~

This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. "The Mary Pickford Award" Is Named In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

We established this award, to acknowledge Women in the independent film industry.

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Introducing our new Indie Filmmaker and Screenwriter awards:

Edgar Allan Poe
(January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)
was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.

(August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Her stories have inspired countless authors and filmmakers.

Any genre Independent Filmmaker or Screenwriter
is eligible for these awards
Enter Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition Now to be considered:


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