The Screaming Mad Film Festival is back for year four! The festival will continue to coincide with the Dark History and Horror convention and will give the fans yet another element to increase the value of their admission. Welcoming film entries from around the world that showcase true crime, dark history and horror.

We are excited to offer award certificates for 2nd Runner Up, 1st Runner Up and Best Film.

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 Dark History and Horror Con 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 Dark History and Horror Con, 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 Dark History and Horror Con to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes
9 . I give permission for Dark History and Horror Con to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.
There is NO 'Film Made By' date. We have shown horror films from as early as the 30's. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.
PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • Marc Kornblatt

    I was honored to have my dramatic short "Vinnie's Voices" selected by your festival. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend. Thank you for the recognition.

    August 2022
  • I wasn't able to participate in person, but the photos looked like a lot of fun. It would have been better if there were more photos of the venue, photos and videos that conveyed the atmosphere of the screening venue.

    August 2022
  • Paul Brooks

    Dark History and Horror was very organized and a lot of fun. I'd love to go back again next year!

    October 2021
  • Ash Hamilton

    Extremely well organized convention and film festival. Very communicative and friendly. Films were presented close to convention floor in separate spaces which were IDEAL for convention goers. Will definitely attend and submit to again!

    October 2021
  • Amy Coop

    I wish I could have attended Dark History with our film 'Annabel Lee' this year, the whole festival looked like a blast! Run by genuine Genre film enthusiasts and attended by some very discerning and devoted lovers of Horror, Gothic and Fantasy, it's a must-submit festival for your genre project! Great communications, and great value!

    October 2021