31 Haunts Film Festival is an International celebration leading into Halloween on October 31. This film festival will present new, award winning short and feature length films on a virtual platform each day from October 1 - 31, 2022. There will be panels with filmmakers and film critics as well as a wide variety of great creations to prepare for All Hallow's Eve.

- Entries selected for the festival will receive a digital laurel to share on their film.
- Quarter finalists, Semifinalists, and Finalists will be featured as content during the 31 day event.
- Award Winners will be screened during the Judges' Circle screening.
- Finalists and Award Winners are invited to take part in panels.
- Award Winners receive a trophy.

31 Haunts Film Festival is an exposition of independent horror, fantasy, and Sci Fi filmmakers.
- Films must have been completed after January 1, 2019.
- Films must be horror, children's animation, sci fi, fantasy, with an emphasis on Halloween.
- Films that are not in English must include English subtitles.
- All submissions for consideration must be made available via a private online screener link (no physical screeners will be accepted or viewed). Judges cannot screen films on Google Drive. Judges must be able to enter the password and view directly from Film Freeway.
- Films must be given an appropriate rating.
- Films with nudity or depicting sexual assault will be disqualified.
- All film entries must be submitted no later than August 1, 2022.
- All film entries must include a film poster and an overview of the plot on the Film Freeway platform.
- All film entries over 3 minutes must include a trailer.

HOW IT WORKS:
1. Submit your film and pay the entry fees into the festival.
2. The Film is screened for completeness by the first judge. They will check for inclusion of all parts of the entry (poster, trailer, overview, film link) and for content. If the film submission is accepted as complete by the first judge, the film will be marked as selected. This means that the film will move on to the next tier of judging.
3. Judging is categorized by a variety of flags. Judges are assigned to judge films by category (Zombies, Post Apocalypse, Thriller, Paranormal, etc). When a judge screens a film, they can vote on whether they believe the film meets the criteria to become a part of the screened festival. If they believe the film meets this criteria, the film will be marked as a "Nominee" and it will move to the next tier of judging. If a film does not move forward in judging they will remain as a "Film Selection."
4. In the next tier of judging, films are categorized as "Honorable Mention", "Quarterfinalist", "Semifinalist", or "Finalist." For films listed as "Honorable Mention" they are no longer being considered for screening. "Quarterfinalists" will be released during the first ten days of October. "Semifinalists will be released during the second ten days of October. "Finalist" films will be screened during the last ten days of the festival.
5. "Finalist" films will be considered to become "Award Winners." The . "Award Winner" films will be screened during the Judges' Circle event on October 30 - 31. Award Winners are also given a trophy.