Creeper Film Fest celebrates in showcasing the works of both aspiring to tenured filmmakers in the Alamo City. Creeper Film Fest is an upcoming Horror Film Festival that is very different from others, this isn’t profit driven but rather passion driven. This competition isn’t about setting high priced fees for large conglomerate profits no we are here to support and nurture filmmakers who work in this genre. We understand the everyday struggle just to get films created much less find the money in order to submit their films into the contest because the founder was a low budget director herself. Creeper Film Fest doesn’t care about fancy cameras like 4k, DSLR, we literally don’t care if you made movie with just your phone just as long as you can tell give us a good story (And as long as you can upload it to the appropriate and applicable sites) And let’s talk about exclusivity and our festival, your films can already be screened, be older, and already published on Youtube or Vimeo years ago we literally don’t care because maybe your film was waiting for this Festival. This film festival isn’t about big time celebrities, no here at the Fest you are the celebrated Celebrity. Thank you for reading our statement as we hope to see your submission soon.

FESTIVAL CATEGORIES

Film Competitions

Traumatic Twenty Award- Winner for the best 1-20 Minute Horror Short
Fractured Fourty Award- Winner for the best 1-40 Minute Horror Short

Screenplay Competitions

Frightful Fifteen 1-15 page screenplay competition
Throw up Thirty 1-30 page screenplay competition
Freakish Feature 1-120 page screenplay competition

**First Places Winners in all Categories will receive a Creeper Film Fest Trophies.*
Second and Third Place Winners will receive a Creeper Film E-Certificate.

Talent Competition

Best Writer
****Winners will receive a Creeper Film Fest an Official Creeper Film Fest E-Certificate of Award.****

Best Director
****Winners will receive a Creeper Film Fest an Official Creeper Film Fest E-Certificate of Award.****

Best Lead
****Winners will receive a Creeper Film Fest an Official Creeper Film Fest E-Certificate of Award.****

Best SFX
****Winners will receive a Creeper Film Fest an Official Creeper Film Fest E-Certificate of Award.****

Entries must be original works. Entrant must have legal rights to the film. Entrant gives permission to Creeper Film Fest to exhibit film during the 2018 festival with no royalties expected. Films must be of the Horror Genre. The entry does not guarantee a spot in the final program. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Creeper Film Fest is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Creeper Film Fest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR FILMS

1. All content must be original if copyrighted material is used in the film supporting documentation that permission was granted will be required to proceed with the contest.
2. Film submissions in a foreign language must be subtitled in English.
3. Films must be under the time limit category in which they have submitted to if not the film will be disqualified.
4. You may submit multiple entries but each must be accompanied by its own submission form and entry fee.
5. If Selected Entrants are still responsible for their admission at a discounted rate of five dollars.
6. Screening requirements for films selected for exhibition are a short synopsis of the film and Trailers and posters(if available).
7. All films can be made available publicly online at any time before the fest. You are able to submit pre-released/older films as long as they are not under distribution.
8. Films must be submitted via:
Youtube
Vimeo
If selected and Creeper Film Festival is unable to attain your work online for scheduling you will be notified via email in which another link or physical copy must be provided before September 10th to continue to be considered in the Festival.
9. Submissions of your film will be viewed only after your entry fee payment is received and paid in full. Entry fees are non-refundable and must be in U.S. dollars.
10. If eligibility requirements are not met, we reserve the right to disqualify any submission.
11. Travel/Boarding and Lodge will not be provided for Nominated Non-Local Filmmakers.
12. By Submitting to the Creeper Film Fest you acknowledge and agree to all rules and terms.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR SCRIPTS

1) All scripts must be submitted in English, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

2) All writers' names should be listed in the online entry. By submitting online to the Creeper Film Fest Screenplay Awards Competition, entrant warrants that all writers have authorized the submission. If a screenplay is written by multiple authors, all and any awards will be remitted to the entrant of record.

3) To enter your script electronically, you must submit in PDF Format.

4) Entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.6) Entrants to the Creeper Film Fest Screenplay Competition retain all rights to their screenplays.

5) Entrants to the Creeper Film Fest Screenplay Awards Competition retain all rights to their screenplays.

6) You may submit your entry and payment either online through this website (see homepage) or through FilmFreeway. No preference will be given to either method of submission.

7) Entries must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline.

8) Once a script has been entered into the competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.

9) The Creeper Film Fest Screenplay Competition, will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition without prior permission.

10) By entering the Creeper Film Fest Screenplay Competition, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people or legal entities. Entrant indemnifies Creeper Film Fest and its employees and subsidiaries and holds them harmless from any claims regarding infringement or dissemination of materials.

11) Entry fees are non-refundable.

12) For environmental reasons, we no longer accept hardcopy submissions my mail.

13) The decisions of the judges are final.

14) Creeper Film Fest reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to competition scheduling at our discretion.

15) Notification of winners and official finalists will be sent by email and posted on our website. It is the responsibility of the winners to redeem any prizes allotted to them by the Creeper Film Fest Screenplay Competition or our sponsors. Applicants will be responsible for providing current contact information and mailing addresses for prize redemption purposes.

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  • Giancarlo Fusi

    The Creeper Film Fest is a great festival run by true horror fans. Plus winners get the sickest golden cow skull award trophies around. Highly recommended!

    October 2018
  • Mikeal Burgin

    My script, "The Caregivers," was a selected finalist in the Screamplay competition. While I wasn't able to attend the festival, the communication was top notch, and integrity appeared to be a top priority for Creeper Film Fest!

    I will definitely submit more films/scripts to them in the future. I am honored to have been a part of it in 2018.

    October 2018
  • Allison Herrera

    The founder and director of the film festival is extremely helpful and willing to work with filmmakers in order to get their films properly showcased. Awesome festival for it's first year. A variety of quality films were shown. Was so happy our film was chosen as part of the festival!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    thank you for being apart of our film festival

  • Jeff Vande Zande

    I was able to attend, but I experienced great communication and a real sense that my film was valued!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    we certainly did value your film thank you for being apart of creeper film fest

  • Alex Ramirez

    Excellent festival. So proud to have been a two-time award winner at the first Creeper Film Fest. You really get the sense that they care about your work. They screen only top quality.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    thank you so much for your feedback