Main Genre Groups:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action, Crime, Supernatural,
Animation, Paranormal, Fantasy, Found Footage
Suspense, Dark Comedy, Cult, Bizarre,
Genre-Defying, Experimental
Documentaries, Genre Related
Music Videos, Genre-Related
Super Short (under 10 min)

Edmonton, Canada is North America's Northernmost City with a Metropolitan Population of almost 1.5 Million People. Edmonton is Canada's 6th Largest City, and is known as "Canada's Festival City."

This past October, we Screened Feature Length & Short Films from all over the World, and had Moviemakers from all over North America Attend the Film Festival. We had great audiences, and Sold Out our first night with the incredible Feature Film, THE CHILD REMAINS, from Director Michael Melski. (Opening Night Gala) Our After Party, (along with free food) was fantastic.

This coming year it is a Three Day Film Festival, at the Historic and World Renowned Princess Theatre, which is one of the most fantastic Movie Theatres in the World.

We have added a Screenplay Competition, and are now partnered with INK TIP. The 1st Place Winners in each Category of the Screenplay Competition will receive an INK TIP Prize Package, as well as The Corey Feldman Award Of Excellence.

Each prize package includes one (1) INK TIP Script Listing so that the First Place Winners in each Category, can promote themselves and their scripts to INK TIP's large network of Producers and Reps. .

We plan on continuing to expand and grow, as we strive to make the Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival the greatest Film Festival on earth...

Awards & Prizes

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Feature Film

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Short Film

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Actor

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Actress

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Short Film Actor

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Short Film Actress

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Animated Film

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Shoe String Budget Film

EDMONTON FESTIVAL OF FEAR AUDIENCE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Feature Film

EDMONTON FESTIVAL OF FEAR AUDIENCE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Short Film

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Feature Length Screenplay.
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place. The First Place Winner in this Category, will Receive a physical Award, and one (1) INK TIP Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to INK TIP's large network of Producers and Reps.

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Short Screenplay.
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place. he First Place Winner in this Category, will Receive a physical Award, and one (1) INK TIP Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to INK TIP's large network of Producers and Reps.

The COREY FELDMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Feature Length Horror Screenplay. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place. he First Place Winner in this Category, will Receive a physical Award, and one (1) INK TIP Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to INK TIP's large network of Producers and Reps.

Our Screenplay Competition consists of Three Categories. Awards are given to the Top Three Screenplays in each category. (Physical Award for 1st Place, Digital Awards for 2nd, and 3rd Place) If you are not at the Film Festival to receive your 1st Place Award, we will send it out to you. The Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR international Film Festival Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and recognizing emerging writing talent from around the world. (English Language Screenplays)

THE COREY FELDMAN AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE are determined by the Film Festival. The AUDIENCE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE are determined by the fans who attend the Film Festival. If you are not in Attendance for the Award Ceremony we will send you the Award.

Rules & Terms

FESTIVAL OF FEAR ELIGIBILITY:

Thank you for your interest in Submitting your Films and Screenplays to the 2018 Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival.

The Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival seeks Feature-Length, Short Films, and Screenplays, from around the world in any of the following, or related genre groups.

Main Genre Groups:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action, Crime, Supernatural,
Animation, Paranormal, Fantasy, Found Footage
Suspense, Dark Comedy, Cult, Bizarre,
Genre-Defying, Experimental
Documentaries, Genre Related
Music Videos, Genre-Related
Super Short (under 10 min)

The 2018 Film competition will open on November 1st, 2017 for all New Feature Length Short Films, as well as Feature Length and Short Screenplays from around the world. We will accept all Submissions until August 24th, 2018.

IF YOUR FILM WAS COMPLETED BEFORE JANUARY 1st, 2017, please DO NOT SUBMIT your Film to to our Film Festival. Anytime, on or after January 1st, 2017, is Eligible to be apart of the 2018 Edition of the Film Festival.

Screenplays must be written in the English Language, and there is no set Completion Date for Screenplays. So your Screenplay could have been written and Completed many years ago, or at any time. That is fine. However, we only accept Screenplays that have not been turned into a Film. If your Screenplay later becomes a Film, after Submission, that is fine, and within the Rules. But, at the time of Submission, there should be no film completed, that is based on your Screenplay available and/or released anywhere.

While not an Official Requirement for submission, we strongly urge you to Register your Screenplay with the Writers Guild of America, West and/or the US Copyright Office to protect your work.

I understand that my Submission is in no way a Guarantee of Acceptance into the Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival. No Representative of the Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival or any of it's Sponsors, or Affiliates, Business Partners, etc, etc has Guaranteed me admission into the Film Festival.

Once a Film, or Screenplay is Officially Accepted to the Film Festival, it can no no longer be withdrawn the Film from the Festival lineup/competition.

We will accept films completed, on or after January 1st, 2017. If your film has been released publicly it is not eligible for this competition. (This includes, Youtube, Vimeo, or released anywhere on the internet, etc) If your Film has been Screened Privately, or at other Film Festivals that is fine, and within the Rules. If you do Submit to the Film Festival, and you are Disqualified, the Submission Fee is Non-Refundable.

Submissions are by Online Screener Only. The Programmers watch every film that is Submitted. Official Selections will send their hard copies to the Festival, and/or download links of their Films.

All films must be English Language or English Subtitled.

You will be notified of acceptance via phone or email, after the Official Selections are Announced. Press Kits for films will be requested only after Acceptance.

The FESTIVAL OF FEAR will also request that you send a DCP, or Bluray of your Feature Film, and in the case of Short Films, a link to the best quality download of your movie, so that we can put your Short Film on a Bluray with other Short Films, that will play in the same Block of Films. These are the Acceptable screening formats for the Festival. If you submit a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for D-Cinema Projectors. Please make sure the DCP file is professionally made and theatrically tested. (A Bluray Backup will also be required for all of the Announced Official Selections, whether you send a DCP or Bluray)

Complete Press Kits for Films will be requested only after acceptance.

All entries into the Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival, give the FESTIVAL OF FEAR the right to use any footage from the Preview Screener and/or Movie Trailer, and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for promotional purposes, without limitations. This is restated in the TERMS & CONDITIONS.

GENERAL RULES

1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information contained below.
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 OF FEAR.
5 . I hold the FESTIVAL OF FEAR harmless from any damage to Blurays/DCP's en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival’s possession of the film.
6 . I hold the FESTIVAL OF FEAR PRINCESS THEATRE, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, etc, etc,. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.
7 . I certify that I have Full Rights to Enter & Screen the Film, as well as Full Rights to the use of the music in the entered work.
8 . I give permission for the FESTIVAL OF FEAR to use clips, stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the Film(s) for promotional purposes as required.
9 . I give permission to the FESTIVAL OF FEAR to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival-related presentations, programs, promotions, and/or events, upon Submission to the Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival..

*Entrant’s name, address and the production’s title must be clearly marked on any and all submission materials.
* For those Invited to participate, we will ship material back (as required).
*If required, (upon Acceptance) the film must be shipped prepaid, insured and packed in proper containers.
*The FESTIVAL OF FEAR & PRINCESS THEATRE do not assume any liability for damage to DCP's or Bluray due to improper containers.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The FESTIVAL OF FEAR is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt(s) from any film submitted for exhibition. (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 the FESTIVAL OF FEAR 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.

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    Abraham Cote

    I had a great experience applying to the Edmonton Festival Of Fear! I was contacted and congratulated by phone on the acceptance of my film which was really nice and the festivals staff was awesome contacting me by e-mail to work out the kinks in my application. I would definitely apply to this festival again. Thank you so much Edmonton Festival Of Fear.

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    Response from festival:

    Thank You for your Review Abraham. It's nice to see these unexpected Reviews from the Moviemakers appearing here. TALL MAN is a fun Film, and we were happy to Screen TALL MAN. We look forward to any Submissions that you may have in the future.

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    Christopher von Grebe

    Great communication, very helpful, terrific festival to work with.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your Review of the Film Festival Christopher. We were delighted to Screen FIRST TIME, and we look forward to following you, as well as all of the other Moviemakers careers in the future. It's really awesome to see these Reviews appearing here. It sure makes our day... Thanks Again...

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    Brian Sepanzyk

    Awesome Festival put on by Barry and everyone! Had a great time!

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your Review of the Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival Brian... We are overwhelmed that everyone had a great time, and we are happy that you and other Moviemakers could make it to the Film Festival, and that the people who came out to watch the Films were so happy with the lineup... We are also overwhelmed with all of these unexpected Reviews of the Film Festival... Thank You so much...

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    João Vitor Ferian

    I'ts a Great festival! The communication was really good.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You for your Review of the Film Festival Joao... We strive to do our best to make the Film Festival a great experience for Moviemakers as well as the public who comes to see all of the great Movies that we Screen... Next year it will be a Three Day Film Festival, and we plan on expanding and growing, and making the experience the best possible experience that we can... Thank You so much for your Review

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    B Chizmar

    Sadly, I wasn't able to attend the festival, school made it near impossible. But it would be criminal if I didn't drop a review to praise the great communication offered by the festival's team. It was a great experience, and I hope to submit again!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your Review of the Film Festival Billy. It would have been great of you could have made it, but we understand that not everyone can make it for various reasons, and whether a Moviemaker can make it or not, we strive to do our best to let the Moviemakers know what is happening, and we were delighted to Screen the World Premiere of GONE... Thank you for Submitting your Film to our Film Festival...