Prepare to face your deepest cinematic fears this November 2024, as the Buried Alive Film Fest creeps into Atlanta, Georgia like a shadowy apparition, ready to haunt your dreams with the darkest, most spine-chilling independent genre films from around the world. In its 17th year of terror, this festival has become a horror tradition like no other.
We unearth the most sinister and macabre gems from a crypt of submissions that would make even the bravest souls shudder. These films will transport you to realms where the bizarre and the bloodcurdling reign supreme, leaving your heart pounding and your nerves in tatters.
The Buried Alive Film Fest is your chance to prove your film’s worth. Our staff and judges come from across the Atlanta filmmaking community, and with their discerning eyes can truly decide what should remain buried and what should be unearthed.
The Buried Alive Film Fest is your gateway to showcasing your terrifying talents. Our staff and judges are like the spectral gatekeepers of Atlanta's horror community, skilled in deciphering what should remain buried in the dark and what should be dragged into the sinister spotlight. So, summon your courage and unleash your cinematic horrors upon the world!
This year, we're unleashing the ultimate horrors upon filmmakers! The Buried Alive Film Fest is unveiling a brand-new coveted award that'll make your spine tingle with dread, and there are a few more chilling surprises in store.
Prepare for the horror event of the century as we bestow awards upon the bravest souls who dare to venture into the darkest corners of cinema.
Our diabolical awards will honor:
- Music Video
- Horror / Sci-fi / Thriller Documentary
- Acting Performance
- Student Film
- The WTF Award
- Georgia Local Filmmakers
- Production Design
- Creature (Practical FX)
- Best Villain
- Visual FX
- Best Ensemble
- Best Poster Design
Note following the guidelines, rules, and regulations of our competition and/or not meeting eligibility requirements may be cause for disqualification. Please read carefully.
Criteria: Each film will be judged solely on its own merits.
Certification of Entrant
I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:
1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.
2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;
3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;
4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;
5 . I hold the Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;
6 . I hold the Film Festival, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.
7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.
8 . I give permission for the Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes
9 . I give permission for the Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.
I M P O R T A N T !
-- Please do not include color bars or countdown leaders or any other video within your print besides the final exhibition copy of the film to be screened.
-- Please send the dimensions as is (no black bars, only image). **
Subtitles for non-English films must be burned in.
We recommend that you send your film as one of the following formats:
Digital Cinema Package (preferred)
Please email to the address below
Coordinate with BAFF on a delivery to the Plaza Theatre:
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE,
Atlanta, GA 30306
NOTE: They open 30min before the first show.
Please convert your file to the following format:
Compression type H.264
Frame rate 23.97, 29.97fps, 24fps (preferred), 25fps, 30fps are acceptable
Key frames AUTO
Quality BEST (in Adobe Premiere, Render at maximum depth)
Data-rate RESTRICT TO 50mbps (in Adobe Premiere, VBR 2Pass)
Dimensions CURRENT **
Format: LINEAR PCM or AAC
Channels STEREO (L,R)
Sample Rate 48K
Quality BEST 320kbps
Send all prints to: email@example.com
We’re thrilled to have you at the Buried Alive Film Festival!