Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to serve the genre community of Los Angeles, with an annual Fall festival and year-round special screenings & premieres at Hollywood's one and only Egyptian Theatre.

Beyond Fest is built in partnership with American Cinematheque and Death Waltz Recording Co. Beyond Fest’s mindbending designs courtesy of award-winning design studio La Boca.

A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is Jaws.

Received press and additional promotional materials are not required.

Films above 1 second and equal to/under 15 minutes are considered short length.

Preferred submission format is an online screener. Acceptable formats for submissions include Private Vimeo/YouTube links, and/or privately hosted video files. No DVDs or BluRays will be accepted. Submissions in a foreign language must be subtitled or dubbed in English. If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry is required for each title.

Accepted films will be provided with technical specifications for exhibition copies upon acceptance and may need to provide a professionally authored DCP.

Selected films are scheduled at the discretion of Beyond Fest. Beyond Fest retains the right to make changes to the published schedule at any time and for any reason. Beyond Fest will notify all filmmakers of acceptance/rejection status via email by no later than September 1, 2019.

Beyond Fest (henceforth referred to as BF) is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless BF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.