Screamfest Horror Film Festival (19)



Deadlines

05 Nov 2018
Call for entries

15 Apr 2019
Early deadline

10 Jul 2019
Standard deadline

01 Aug 2019
Late deadline

15 Aug 2019
Extended deadline

24
days

16 Sep 2019
Notification date

08 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019

Address

8840 Wilshire Blvd.,  90211, Beverly Hills, California , United States


Festival description
Horror
Short Films 35'<
Feature Films >60'


 qualifying festival
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Genres
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Languages 
English
 Subtitles 
English
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Films must have been completed after January 1, 2018.

-Premiere status will be one of the factors considered when determining a film’s (shorts & features) inclusion in the Festival.

Feature-length films including international features should have a World, North American, US, West Coast or LA premiere.

Short films must be an LA premiere.

-Feature films must not have had any public or festival screenings in the Southern California regional area.

-Feature films and short films must not have had any commercial theatrical, television, or internet play in the US.

-Feature films and short films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.

Festival start: 08 October 2019      Festival end: 17 October 2019



Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the "Sundance of Horror." Moviemaker Magazine's 25 Film Festival's Worth the Entry Fee & 13 Film Festivals to Die For and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World 2019.

Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. Paranormal Activity was discovered and premiered at the festival in 2007.

The festival showcases new genre films from around the world. Other premieres have included Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Paranormal Activity, Dead Ant, Trick 'r' Treat, 30 Days of Night, The Human Centipede, American Mary, Diary of the Dead

To view past Screamfest short films visit our YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/screamfestla

Stan Winston designed 24 carat gold plated Skull Award

Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the 2019 SCREAMFEST Horror Film Festival. The 2019 film competition is open for all new features and short films from around the world. We will accept submissions until August 15, 2019.

Films must have been completed after January 1, 2018.

-Premiere status will be one of the factors considered when determining a film’s (shorts & features) inclusion in the Festival. Feature-length films including international features should have a World, North American, US, West Coast or LA premiere. Short films must be an LA premiere.

-Feature films must not have had any public or festival screenings in the Southern California regional area.
-Feature films and short films must not have had any commercial theatrical, television, or internet play in the US.
-Feature films and short films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.

The following are the film length that should determine your film submission type:

Feature-length fiction and documentary films — 60 minutes or more
Super Short films — Less than 10 minutes
Short films — between 10-25 minutes
Extended-length short films — between 26 and 35 minutes

Films that have been submitted for consideration in previous years are eligible for re-submission only if significant changes have been made to the film. A detailed list of the changes must be included in the submission packet.

Please do not email us links to new versions of your film after you have completed your submission. We are only able to judge ONE version of each film.

For submission purposes, online screeners may be works-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks or digital outputs. Rough cuts and works-in-progress can only be submitted in the FINAL deadline and if the completed film will be available by September 15th, 2019.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

We will accept films completed after January 2018. If your film has been released it is not eligible for this competition.

You will be notified of acceptance via phone or email.

Complete press kits for films will be requested only after acceptance.

Acceptable screening formats are: DCP.

All entries selected into Screamfest grant Screamfest the right to use any footage from the preview screener and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for Screamfest's promotional purposes, without limitations.

All prints must be picked up after the screening and signed for by the filmmaker.



  

 
  

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