Colorado Horror Con & Halloween Film Festival is in its first year and already exciting things are taking shape! We are committed as fellow artists to bringing the best in horror to fans and enthusiasts worldwide. In order to fulfill that mission, we are looking for cutting-edge, original, and inspired films from filmmakers who love the horror genre as much as we do.

Our festival is open to films of any length as long as its subject matter deals with horror or, in warranted instances, sci-fi and fantasy. We love originality, but we also dig films that homage other eras of horror. Have a cool slasher flick, or vampire gem, a monster epic, or something that's never been conceived before? We are interested!

This festival is running in tandem with our horror convention, which will bring together wonderful talents from all artistic disciplines devoted to the horror genre. It'll be an opportunity for filmmakers to meet like-minded individuals while being able to screen their films before full audiences. If you are a horror filmmaker on any level, from micro-budgeted to fully funded, we encourage you to submit your film!

Awards and prizes will be made available to filmmakers. As a first year festival and convention, we are still working out the particulars, but there will be two filmmakers who'll receive our Colorado Horror Con & Halloween Film Festival CLEAVER Award. These awards will be presented based on audience voting results.

We will also be presenting special guests with lifetime achievement awards and inducting others into our Horror Hall of Fame. Sponsors have yet to be named and are subject to change, but we're devoted to awarding filmmakers with cool awards and prizes!

All submissions must be received no later than September 1st (late deadline, September 15th). Entries after that date will be automatically considered for next year's festival. Submissions can be made through FilmFreeway or through our website @ Notification of acceptance will be no later than September 25th. We invite you to attend whether selected or not, but we cannot provide travel arrangements. We accept DVD and DVD-R as final presentation formats. All entries selected grant the Colorado Horror Con & Halloween Film Festival the right to use images and clips from the film for promotional purposes. Please do not submit films that you do not have the rights to and/or ownership of. By submitting a film, you are confirming that you are in complete compliance with all copyright laws and that you have the right to submit the film on behalf of the copyright owner, whomever that person may be, and that you have the full legal right and authority to submit the film for consideration by the Colorado Horror Con & Horror Film Festival, and that all necessary consents, licenses and licensing, and approvals to do so have been obtained. All entry fees are nonrefundable. Screeners submitted to our PO Box will NOT be returned. You understand that your submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into the festival and that Colorado Horror Con & Halloween Film Festival has the right to use any or all portions of the film for its own promotional purposes.