Imagine: a movie flashes before your eyes as a horde of abominable creatures lurk vigilantly from the darkness from behind the projector screen. They are watching your every move, waiting for the right moment to POUNCE with bone-chilling films and creepy company. This special weekend of frightful Cat Fly monsters and only the creepiest, most uncanny indie films of the South will screen and then haunt you forever. Welcome to the strangest festival of your life... Cat Fly Halloween.
Cat Fly Halloween is a special iteration of Cat Fly Film Fest to honor camp film's undeniable place within film culture and celebrate the spooky season as a community.
Cat Fly is an Asheville-based film festival that serves up and coming indie filmmakers of the Southeast Region, cultivating community and the passion of homegrown filmmaking. We have been serving the North Carolina community since 2017.
We classify ourselves as a non-competitive film festival, as we hope to foster a mutually beneficial community of filmmakers, programmers and film-goers.
-Short films and music videos appropriate for spooky season will be considered (emphasis on horror, sci-fi, experimental, and films that are generally uncanny in nature).
-Films needed in QuickTime ProRes file format.
-MUST be associated with the Southeast region of the United States in a significant way (i.e. film was shot in the Southeast; directors, producers, actors are from or based in the SE; the story is about Southern culture; etc.)
-Please include your FILM POSTER, LOGLINE, any BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS and HOW TO CREDIT YOUR FILM ON THE POSTER IF SELECTED with your submission.
-By submitting, the submitter and filmmaker(s) agree to grant Cat Fly Film Fest permission to share provided imagery for marketing and promotional purposes of the festival. If no film poster or BTS photos are provided at submission, Cat Fly will not be able to promote your film to our audience.
-We consider short films to be 1 minute - 15 minutes in length
-Music videos must feature a regional independent band or musician and be under 7 minutes in length.
-Longer independent films (15 minutes or more) will also be considered.
-No cutoff date for when the film was made, but cannot have screened at a past Cat Fly event.
-Payments made to Cat Fly cannot be refunded
-Cat Fly believes in inclusivity of minorities, women and the queer community in film.