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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


So you want to submit your film, huh? Cool.
Here’s what you should know:



GENRE      
As the name implies, this festival focuses on stories that are scary, creepy, absurd, downright absurd, or even slightly unsettling. Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller and the like. Comedies are welcome as well, but are highly encouraged to be a funny take on one of these genres. Music videos are also welcome if they have a creepy vibe.

Other genres may be considered, but may not be accepted. However, as long as your film loosely meets the genre requirements, it will likely be accepted. 
 
LENGTH       
We are looking for films on the shorter side, anywhere from 1 - 10 MINUTES. Shorter is generally preferred. If your film is over 10 minutes long, it will be considered but may not make the cut depending on how long it is and how many submissions there are so it’s best to keep the runtime lean!
  
SKILL LEVEL      
ALL LEVELS of filmmaking are welcome at this festival. Even if you’ve never made a film before, we encourage you to make one. Over the years we have had lots of great films that were shot and edited in iMovie all on an iPhone. If that still sounds too daunting, get creative and make something freaky with TikTok. If you find yourself in this skill range, don’t be afraid to keep the concept and length super simple and aim for 1-2 minutes. Just have fun ︎

For more ambitious filmmakers, if you feel like going crazy and renting an Arri Alexa or professional actors – go for it!
Or, if you already have a film that you’d like to screen, send it over.


 MATURE CONTENT      
Filmmaking is an art— we get that. In 7 years we’ve never had to deny a film due to unacceptable content, but we’ll go over this anyway. 

• This is an 18+ event
• Swearing is ok
• Blood, guts and viloence is cool (Kinda hard to make horror films without that.)
• Some nudity is ok, but not if the film is pornographic. 

• Films that depict controversial imagery such as domestic violence or violence toward children may need to include a trigger warning. 
• Any films which are deemed to have a discriminatory message or attitude of any kind will not be screened.
• We will view every submitted film to ensure it meets our content requirements.

TECH SPECS       
For optimal viewing quality, we request films be output in HD - 1920 x 1080. Encode using H.264 or Apple Prores (LT is plenty). If you send us a 4k file, we will downsize it to HD for streaming purposes anyway, so best to dial it in yourself first.

If you’re making a film on your phone, just save it the same way you would if you were going to AirDrop it to a friend.  

DEADLINE      
Please send in your film by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd.
Participants running late may submit films up until the 29th, but if we aren’t able to review it in time, it may not get included in the line up. 


HOW TO SUBMIT:       
Upload your file to Dropbox, and email us a link along with your name and a short message. Then, make sure you sign up on Eventbrite Page. That’s it!

READY? ︎     

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