Dark Matters, the Southwest's newest genre film festival, is gearing up for it's second annual fest. This three-day experiment in terror is dedicated entirely to horror, science fiction, dark fantasy and black comedy. Shorts, features and documentaries from around the globe (Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, France, Italy, USA) will be spotlighted. Filmmakers interested in submitting their own sick and twisted work should contact festival organizers at devin@darkmattersfilmfest.com.

Dark Matters Film Festival
September 11-13, 2015
Film Submission Guidelines

Preferred - BLU-Ray (NTSC) or DVD (NTSC OR PAL)

Early — Entry postmarked by May 1, 2015 ($25.00 fee per title)
Regular — Entry postmarked by June 30, 2015 ($30.00 fee per title)
Late — Entry postmarked by July 14, 2015 ($35.00 fee per title)
Extended — Entry postmarked by July 28, 2015 ($45.00 fee per title)

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1. Streaming video or DVD submissions. Please label each DVD screener with title, filmmaker's name, phone number and address. Due to the large amount of entries, we can not return preview screeners.

2. All entry forms and tapes must be postmarked by June 30, 2015.

3. Films in the festival need to be a New Mexico premiere. So note whether the film is a world, US, Southwest or New Mexico premiere on the entry form.

4. Entry fees are as follows: $25.00 per title for early-bird deadline which is May 1, 2015 and $30.00 per title for regular deadline which is June 30, 2015. Late deadline is July 14 ($35.00) & Extended Deadline is July 28 ($45.00)

5. In addition to the preview screener, you may send photos (EPK) and other publicity materials.

6. Please enclose self-addressed, stamped postcard to confirm receipt of your entry.

7. If your work is accepted we will notify you by no later than July 31, 2015. We will require your exhibition tape or print by August 21, 2015.

8. We will return your exhibition copy (unless it is not being forwarded to another festival or destination) by September 25, 2015. Please note, we do not return DVD exhibition copies.

9. Shipment of exhibition materials to the festival must be paid by the applicant. Return shipment of exhibition materials will be paid by the festival. Dark Matters accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from the festival.

10. Unfortunately, we are not able to pay film rental fees for submitted works.

11. Once a film is submitted it may not be withdrawn.