BLOODFEST is the coolest, scariest International Horror Film Festival for Kids!

Horror film is a genre that aims to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, disgust and dread for the audience.

So create a scary short film with your friends and be your most GORY, THRILLING and FREAKY selves!

Please go to our frighteningly beautiful website for everything you need to know & more...

There are five categories:
1 > OPEN KIDS (10-14yrs)
2 > OPEN MA+ TEENS (15-17yrs)
3 > OPEN UNDER 26s (Uni age, note you do NOT have to be attending University)
4 > SCHOOLS (see www.bloodfest.co)
5 > DRAMA SCHOOLS (see www.bloodfest.co)

For the Open Kids and Open Teens categories first prize is:
• the Bloodfest Winner Trophy,
• FIVE HUNDRED CASH (AUD$500); and
• Lucky dip prize

For the Open Under 26s category first prize is:
• the Bloodfest Winner Trophy; and
• ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH (AUD$1,000)

In KIDS and TEENS categories BLOODFEST throws Individual Prizes at:
BEST RUNNER UP FILM
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST ACTING
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BEST DEATH

...and really cool LUCKY DIP prizes.

Our sponsors and donors are the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), Australia Cinematographers Society, EVENT Cinemas, AFTRS, Rode Microphones, BlackMagic Cameras, The House That Dan Built, BIGKids Magazine, Tickets Tonight, FilmInk, Sydney Opera House - Kids & Families, Parramatta Riverside Theatre and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Films must be a max of 5 minutes (no minimum time length).

Films must be in the Horror or similar scary genre ie: Thriller, Suspense, Zombie.

The film score must be an original creation or free public domain sounds.

Films may only be entered ONCE in a lifetime into Bloodfest. (i.e. once you have submitted your film for Bloodfest, you cannot resubmit it in following years)

No graphics (including laureates and logos) from other film festival selections are permitted to be visible on your film submission for Bloodfest.

Once your film is submitted there are NO refunds.

Parent/guardian permission checked on submission of individual entries.

By submitting an Individual Entry you give Bloodfest permission to screen your film at the Bloodfest Gala Event and at any future Bloodfest events including on the Bloodfest offical website or any digital media, for the promotional purposes of Bloodfest Kids Horror Film Festivals.

By submitting a School entry you state that the school has full knowledge of the entry and has given the appropriate permission for the students to be involved and to represent the school. Submitting also means you agree that the film and stills can be shown on the Bloodfest offical website, and any digital media, and at any potential winner's school screening event, for the promotional purposes of Bloodfest Kids Horror Film Festivals.

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  • Emily Stratten

    A great festival! Very well organised and a lot of fun to attend!

    June 2019
  • Michael Odewahn-Oxley

    Brilliant festival that gives great opportunities to youth in filmmaking!!!

    November 2018
  • Simon Kennedy

    It was such a great experience being part of Bloodfest.
    Loads of fun for young film-makers.
    And the prizes were awesome!!!

    November 2018
  • The Bailey Boys (Triple O Productions)

    Where to even begin!?!?! WOW is a great and fitting start. From the abundant information online, the incredibly prompt, responsive and detailed communication via email/social media platforms, the useful tips & tricks via regular emails.....to the BLOODFEST EXTRAVAGANZA PREMIERE EVENINGS. Bloodfest Film Festival is one of the most positive platforms for upcoming filmmakers to receive the support, guidance and recognition to be as creative as they can be. The Premiere evenings have been INSANE and seem to get bigger and better, (if that's even possible) each year. The venue for 2018, overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge was jaw-dropping....the catering, creepy, spooky atmosphere, red carpet paparazzi, the incredibly generous prize packages from the magnificent sponsors....even US Presidents made an appearance ;) Absolute mammoth amounts of respect & gratitude towards Nat & Curly and everyone behind the Bloodfest International Kids Horror Film Festival team. Unbelievable.

    November 2018
  • Maddison Calcott

    Great competition. Great prizes. So many talented film makers. professional and great platform for young film makers to network.

    November 2017