THE WHAT

ACME Screening Room kicks off Lambertville's historic Halloween festivities with the first annual ACME Halloween Film Festival.

The festival is a weekend long event hosted by our master of ceremonies, Ivonna Cadaver, featuring a selection of films as well as guest speakers, SFX make-up demonstrations, a reading of selected scary stories and more celebrating the fall season and, most importantly, the horror genre.

A panel of star judges will be awarding the spookiest, scariest, and all around creepiest films with the coveted Golden Pumpkin as well as the title of Best Picture. An audience selection for Best Picture and Best Short will also be announced.

THE WHERE

Historic Lambertville, a scenic town nestled on the banks of the Delaware river, takes two things very seriously: its artistic community and Halloween. Thousands of visitors swarm every year to get a peek at Union Street's decorations - which could rival a Universal sound stage - and, of course, to score some king size candy bars.

In the middle of it all is the ACME Screening Room, an independent Arthouse Cinema with over 10 years of screenings. No stranger to the horror community, the ACME has been host to guest genre directors including Lance Weiler (The Last Broadcast) and Lee Esposito (Lillith).

THE WHO

You, of course. ACME invites any and all horror directors to send in an application to be a part of the first ever ACME Halloween. We do not have any particular restrictions on exclusivity or how old the film is. We believe that good horror is good horror regardless of which audiences have already seen it or how long the film has been in the can. We welcome features and shorts alike.

Best Short - Judges' Selection
Best Feature - Judges' Selection
Best Short - Audience Selection
Best Feature - Audience Selection

Please be sure to read the Rules & Terms completely before submitting to the ACME Halloween Film Festival.

GENERAL RULES

1.) ACME Screening Room defines 'short film' as any film with a runtime of 44 minutes or less.

2.) ACME Screening Room defines 'feature film' as any film with a runtime of 45 minutes or more.

3.) Films not originally in English must be submitted with subtitles or English audio track to be eligible for review.

4.) To be considered for review all submissions must be completed through FilmFreeway.

5.) Applicants are responsible for all copyright clearance. Any films with unauthorized use of copyrighted materials are not eligible for review.

TERMS

1.) ACME Screening Room reserves the right to disqualify any application for non-payment. ACME Screening Room will make reasonable attempts to reach out to the applicant before disqualification.

2.) Any media mailed to ACME Screening Room will not be returned to the applicant.

3.) ACME Screening Room is under no obligation to review any applications submitted after the deadline.

4.) Only one version of a project may be submitted for review. If more than one version of the same project submitted only the first version received will be reviewed. The others will be disqualified without refund.

5.) By submitting an application, if accepted, you agree to grant the festival the right to use film images and trailers for promotional purposes.

FEES

1.) Fees are non-negotiable and are collected through the official FilmFreeway application.

2.) ACME Screening Room does not pay screening fees.