THE SCREENPLAY HAIRS has been selected for this year’s Ojai Film Festival in November in California.

The horror thriller by Irish journalist Declan White deals with corrupt politicians and big business who launch a creepy hairy disease.

The script is selected for the screenplay competition at the OJAI FILM FESTIVAL, now in its 18th year.

The festival continues to grow in importance and prestige as one of the USA’s premier destination festivals.

The seven-day event has a reputation for showcasing the best new films from emerging and established filmmakers, and has helped launch a number of careers over the last decade.

Since 2000, 15 alumni have received Academy Award nominations, two have won an Oscar, and numerous others have gone on to gain distribution and win prestigious awards.

The festival makes the most of its unique location, only 75 miles from Hollywood – yet comfortably removed from the typical industry hustle and bustle.

With its relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking beauty, Ojai is an ideal spot for filmmakers to mingle with visiting industry guests, artistic colleagues, and distributors.

Among other perks, attending filmmakers receive free lodging and passes to the Ojai Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony, where winning filmmakers are presented with several prizes, including trophies, cash awards, best-of category honors, and a Panavision camera rental package worth $60,000 USD for the Best Student Film.


The Festival’s theme is “Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film,” but submissions of all types are welcome.

The Festival provides audiences a diverse lineup of titles from around the world, including many groundbreaking works that would otherwise be inaccessible.

At the same time, it gives filmmakers access to a highly appreciative audience of savvy and informed film fans.

Ojai’s growing importance on the festival circuit is reflected in the fact that legendary Hollywood producer Peter Guber told the audience at a recent Toronto International Film Festival that “Ojai is the next Telluride.”

Shorts, features, comedies, dramas – all are welcome at this gem of a regional event, with real industry ties and a first-class track record for nurturing talent.