The End of Days Film Festival showcases short action, sci-fi, horror, drama, and comedy films portraying an imminent threat to an individual, society, or the world. We love apocalyptic themed movies but are open to everything as long as it has a good storyline! We also accept music videos and student films. Submissions must be less than 25 minutes and produced within the past 3 years.

AWARDS
Best Film
Best Film Runner Up
Best Apocalyptic Film
Best Apocalyptic Film Runner Up
Best Drama
Best Apocalyptic Drama
Best Comedy
Best Apocalyptic Comedy
Best Action
Best Apocalyptic Action
Best SciFi
Best Apocalyptic SciFi
Best Horror
Best Apocalyptic Horror
Best Music Video
Best Apocalyptic Music Video
Best Male Actor
Best Supporting Male Actor
Best Female Actor
Best Supporting Female Actor
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Visual Effects
Best Animation
Best Practical Special Effects
Best Cinematography
Best Screenwriting
Best Director
*Other specialty awards

STUDENT FILMS
Best Student Film
Best Student Film Runner Up
Best International Student Film
Best International Student Film Runner Up
Best Apocalyptic Student Film

All official entries must be submitted through FilmFreeway. The EOD Film Festival does not accept films any other way. All notifications regarding the submitted films will be through the FilmFreeway website. Films must be less than 25 minutes in length. We do not accept feature length films. All films must have been made less than 3 years prior to the festival screening date. Non-English works are accepted. However, the film must have English subtitles. Any non-English film submitted without subtitles will be disqualified. Student films are accepted and will be judged in a category of their own.

The End of Days Film Festival has seven submission categories
Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, Drama, Student Film (any genre), and music video

FFILM ACCEPTANCE AND SCREENING PROCESS

Judges will review all the films submitted to the End of Days Film Festival. After a thorough review, EOD staff will accept films that meet the End of Days Film Festival standards. Filmmakers will be notified of their films acceptance status via FilmFreeway.

Accepted films will then be reviewed and nominated for awards. Filmmakers will be notified by via FilmFreeway if they receive a nomination. Winners of each category will then be chosen and announced. Award laurels and digital certificates will be given to all winning films.

The End of Days Film Festival Organizers may add to or amend these rules at any time without notice.

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • [Edit: some of my issues were a misunderstanding and I appreciate EOD taking the time to respond to my concerns]

    I like the idea of this festival and I really appreciate being chosen for an award. However, this festival does not host a screening, in person or online. I don't hold that against the organizers at all, they have the right to host the kind of festival they want. Slightly vague description and inaccurate reviews lead me to believe this was an in-person festival, reviews specifically mention how great the event was or thank the fest for screening their film.

    This is a great way to get a genre-specific laurel and submit for a panel-chosen award, the host is really communicative and overall I had a good experience but I think it's important to know as much as you can before you submit because it wasn't until after I was accepted that I realized how it worked. I submitted in large part because it is based in my home town and I was excited to have a local screening that friends and family could attend. Ultimately it's on me to make sure I understand what I'm submitting to, but I wish my fellow filmmakers were posting more honest and accurate reviews for each other.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback.

    We have held physical screenings for the first 4 years of the festival. However, all that stopped due to COVID. We have not fully recovered since then and unfortunately, we were unable to secure a location for the 2022 festival season.

    We have since taken measures to ensure that we will have a screening location for the 2023 season.

  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Daniele. We enjoyed your film. Come back again!

  • Dustin Lee

    This is not an actual film festival, it's a laurel generator. There is no physical event, not even a virtual component of the festival. Your film will not be screened anywhere, you will not be able to see the other films that are accepted, and there is no chance to network with anyone. I wasn't aware of this fact before submitting, got excited because it's an apocalyptic genre fest and probably should have done some more research. However, the festival description and website is a bit vague. FilmFreeway adds to the confusion by posting an "Event Date" that is just the date when End of Days announces award winners online.

    Basically, you pay a submission fee for the chance to be nominated for awards and some laurels to show off. If that's all you want, End of Days might be worth it for you. But for me, the whole point of a film festival (from the perspective of a filmmaker) is to get your own work in front of more eyeballs, see what other filmmakers are making, and network with peers and industry professionals. End of Days doesn't do that.

    Even if an online-only component was added to this, it would greatly improve its value IMO. I'm flattered that our film won a few awards, but it feels kind of empty without knowing what else we were up against and that no one else besides the festival organizer(s) even watched our film.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback.

    We have held physical screenings for the first 4 years of the festival. However, all that stopped due to COVID. We have not fully recovered since then and unfortunately, we were unable to secure a location for the 2022 festival season.

    We have since taken measures to ensure that we will have a screening location for the 2023 season.

    I will be completely transparent. We are a small festival and only get about 100-130 submissions during a festival season. The screenings do not have a high attendance record and are not nearly as popular as some of the larger festivals that get four to five thousand submissions.

  • We really enjoyed being a part of End of Days Film Festival! Thank you for showing our short film,
    The SkunkApe! Great feedback and it was a real pleasure to be associated with all of the awesome films! Thank you!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for participating in the apocalypse! We enjoyed your film. Some very funny moments and great visual effects. Best of luck in your festival push!

  • Louis Reifenauer

    Thanks for selecting and showing my shortfilm at your Festival...I hope nobody fell sick at the end of the screening !!! All the Best until the End !!! Cheers !!!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for participating in the apocalypse! Best of luck in your festival push!