BizarroLand is a delirious celebration of cinematic weirdness. Steaming gouts of body fluids, pitch-black gallows humor, and skin-crawling awkwardness are all trademarks of BizarroLand movies. BizarroLand isn’t a genre, though; any movie that disturbs the audience on an existential level is welcome. Shorts, features, docs, animations, music videos—anything goes, so long as the viewer walks away thinking, “What the f#@k did I just watch?!”

BizarroLand lives in Orlando, Florida.


BizarroLand offers a 25% submission discount to any film DIRECTED by any filmmaker from a historically excluded community, including but not limited to women filmmakers, Black filmmakers, Asian filmmakers, Latinx filmmakers, Indigenous filmmakers, trans filmmakers, gay filmmakers, lesbian filmmakers, bisexual filmmakers, and disabled filmmakers. Email or message the festival on social media to request the discount code.

Winning filmmakers will receive our beautiful “Sickie” statuettes, which were designed by Brad Bailey and are sculpted and painted by Paul and Debra Berg. Sickies will be awarded in categories celebrating performance, music, animation, and other filmmaking aspects. There will also be Sickies decided by audience votes, and a special Sickie for the film that best embodies the spirit of the festival: The Golden Tentacle!


BizarroLand accepts submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway.

By submitting your film for consideration, you acknowledge and agree that:

1. You have read and understood all the rules and terms and do fully comply with them.
2. Your film is not subject to any litigation, nor is it threatened by any litigation.
3. You possess all the necessary rights to submit your film to the festival (including the full rights to the use all of the music in the film).
4. You indemnify and hold harmless the BizarroLand Film Festival as well as its directors, judges, and sponsors and anyone affiliated with the festival of any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs of the court) that may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening film entered, or any other claim resulting from your entry.
5. You grant the BizarroLand Film Festival the right to use any still images or excerpts from the film, as well as any titles, written copy, and/or other information included with the film submission, for promotional purposes for the duration of the festival year as well as the future. (You may rescind permission for inclusion in future years’ promotion at any time by contacting the festival director.)
6. You give permission for the BizarroLand Film Festival to screen the film at the 2023 BizarroLand Film Festival or any promotional or press events leading up to the 2023 BizarroLand Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Joe Badon

    Stephen and Jennifer are wonderful special people. I love these guys. They really care about showcasing THE most upcoming, interesting and best of the next avant garde. I can't say enough about them. Support these guys!

    December 2023
  • Zivar Hojati

    Anything is very good. Thanks so much 😊⚘

    March 2023
  • La Hagendorfer

    I couldn't be happier as a filmmaker than when you're in the running at Bizarroland Film Festival! There is so much heartfelt love that goes into this festival and Stephen just does a great job, you feel really appreciated. I was immensely sad that I couldn't be there! The side events are more than sickkk! Great festival!

    January 2023
  • Sergio Pinheiro

    This is an absolute gem of a festival. Stephen and the BFF team curated an amazing breadth of films that pushed envelopes in just the right ways, but always with a core of creativity and experimentation. The communication was top notch from start to finish and showed a real push to nurture a community. Will absolutely submit again.

    January 2023
  • Johnny Clyde

    Absolutely thrilled to have been apart of this festival. Stephen was extremely attentive and kept everyone up to date and worked hard to make things go as smooth as possible. I've seen few festival director's work so diligintly and open.

    December 2022