We return for another Halloween takeover, our 4th terrifying year of the Saloon, bringing captivating independent horror to our devoted audience of wretched undead cinephiles.
All bets are off and we want to see what scary short films you've concocted in your diabolic brains so together we can remind people that Halloween isn't make-believe.
We welcome LOCAL entries from a variety of genres, including horror, gothic, dark-fantasy, magic realist, occult, and post-apocalyptic.
And as always- the Haunted Saloon also accepts Western films (especially the darker ones) and Halloween films in general.
All entries must be have a run-time of less than 20 minutes, and should have been completed in the last 4 years. Also- starting this year- all entries must be local to British Columbia.
The third annual Saloon Showdown will see films competing for awards in the following categories:
Best Short Film
With cash and in-kind prizes from our dastardly crew of sponsors.
EVS accepts short films of up to 20 minutes.
Horror is our favorite, however Gothic Western (and even just plain Western, we are the Haunted Saloon after all) along with anything inspired by Halloween is welcome at our festival. . Films will be judged by a jury of filmmakers based on quality of production, depth of narrative, and overall affect.
Please submit an online screener.