I'm a 2003 Shriekfest alum; in 2015 I got to be a Shriekfest screenplay judge. I got to read a lot of interesting scripts from writers looking for a big break, being accepted to a major
festival. It was a lot of fun, if you get a chance to do something like this I strongly recommend it. When the festival wraps up I'll be writing some blog
posts about the experience.
I enjoyed it so much I returned in 2017 as a judge for a second time...