ConGregate is a scifi, fantasy literary festival that has taken place in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina (currently Winston-Salem) for ten years. This year, the Film Festival returns for its second year with great films and even some surprises!

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Horror Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Comedy
Best FX
Best Score

The ConGregate Film Festival is seeking new narrative features and short films that have NOT yet been released (or are scheduled for release) on any PAY streaming service or DVD/BluRay prior to July 12th, 2024. If your films are ONLY available for purchase on your own website, but NOT on any other service, such as Amazon, it is eligible.

Short films available free on Youtube, Vimeo or other media services are eligible.

Submitted content must follow standard decency laws.

Overall Rating
  • I was thrilled when suddenly I received a trophy in my mail for the Best Sci-fi Short Film Award, sent all the way from North Carolina to the Netherlands. No other festival has done this: sending a wood-carved physical trophy unannounced - what a wonderful surprise. Thank you for selecting and rewarding my Star Wars fan film "The Path of the Greys"!

    August 2023
  • Dave Harlequin

    An excellent new festival hosted as part of a great event. Very hospitable to filmmakers, good presentation, and does a great job making films a part of its other programming. I will most definitely be submitting again and again!

    July 2023
  • Fun festival! We will submit again.

    July 2023
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival!

    July 2023
  • Ted Barnette

    Thank you for selecting my short film, The Devil's Tromping Ground, for screening. I am truly honored.

    July 2023