WOW!!! A FANTASTIC time was had by all at the very first DemonCon!
And Our Winners Are:
BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER: Zack Hohenstein for The Dead
BEST LOW BUDGET: Sam Sorenson for Pandemia
BEST OF THE FEST: Jondaniel Cornett, Jonathan Frey for When The Time Comes

CONGRATULATIONS to our WINNERS and THANK YOU to everyone who submitted. We will be in touch for DemonCon 2023!

We have our OFFICIAL SELECTIONS for Demon Con 2022!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to our amazing filmmakers!
"Bucle" Directed by Alvaro Rodrigo Pruneda
"When the Time Comes" Directed by Jondaniel Cornett, Jonathan Frey
"Pandemia" Directed by Sam Sorenson
"Now Is Not The Time" Directed by Matthew Garvin
"665" Directed by Juan De Dios Garduño
"Lady Scorpion" Directed by Matt Keith Merritte
"Just Take One" Directed by Dylan Trail
"Nun with a Chainsaw" Directed by Robert Getty
"The Dead" Directed by Zack Hohenstein
"Becoming Undead III" Directed by J Anthony Ramos
"The Wolf" Directed by M.r. Fitzgerald
"Werewolf Babysitter" Directed by Patrick Meimari

DemonCon 2022 is a Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy convention and film festival celebrating independent short films from the midwest and around the United States.

The event will take place at the beautiful Varsity Center for the Arts in Carbondale, Illinois on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 from 3pm to 6pm.

The festivities will culminate w/ a LIVE stage performance of EVIL DEAD: The Musical by the Stage Company of Carbondale.

We are accepting all short films (under 30 minutes, but 20 minute or less run times are preferred) in the Horror/Fantasy/Sci Fi genres.

We encourage first time and low budget filmmakers to submit their work.

Horror is an expansive genre! We highly encourage diversity in submissions.

Carbondale sits at the heart of the breathtaking Shawnee National Forest. Come for the fest, stay for the beauty!

The Varsity Center for the Arts is a historic visual and performing arts venue.

Our panel of judges are experienced filmmakers and genre fans who love horror, fantasy and Sci Fi!

Awards will be given for Best of the Fest, Best Gore F/X, Best First Time Filmmakers and Best Low Budget (under $500.00)


Films must be under 30 minutes, but 20 minute or less run times are preferred

All films must be in english or have english subtitles.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES (DVD, BLU RAY, ETC.) Only downloadable films linked to FilmFreeway will be eligible. (H.264 video format is preferred)

Please read the following information before submitting.

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

I have read, understand and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this submission are true.
This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation and I am authorized to submit this film to the festival.

I hold DemonCon 2022 and its promotion team harmless from any claims of liability for anything that may occur during the course of the festival or screening of the film.

I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music, print, images and everything contained in the film and/or promotional materials of the submitted film.

I give permission for DemonCon 2022 to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes.

I give permission for DemonCon 2022 to screen the film at the festival for which it was submitted.