The Fort Worth Bizarre Film Festival is a festival of short films, 30 minutes or less, which was founded by Travis W. Wood and Bradley J. Pecherek at the end of 2012. It is named "Bizarre" because the board looks for the unique storytelling associated with short films. Fortunately, most short films already have a very unique approach since they do not feel the need to follow a standard full length feature formula. FWBFF accepts and celebrates all genres from all sources (companies, independent filmmakers, universities, etc). A professional jury currently working in the film industry is selected to preview the films, and a wide range of jury awards are presented to the winners at the end of the festival. The festival purposely runs one night only (about 4 hours) to give the filmmakers the experience of having their films viewed by a sold out audience. FWBFF is IMDB recognized.

(Jury Awards)
Best Picture 1st Place
Best Picture 2nd Place
Best Picture 3rd Place

(Audience Choice Awards)
Best Picture 1st Place
Best Picture 2nd Place
Best Picture 3rd Place

(Jury Awards)
Best Directing
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design
Best Sound Mixing and Editing
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Costume Design
Best Original Song
Best Original Score
Best Film Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Writing (Screenplay)

(2015 Prize Awards Presented) (2016 Prize Awards unknown at this time)
Near South Studios - 1 Day Studio Rental - $1000.00
MLD Equipment Rental - $500.00
MLD Equipment Rental - $200.00
MLD Equipment Rental - $100.00
RAE.C Imagery - Photo Headshots
RAE.C Imagery - Photo Headshots

Please read carefully the following terms and conditions pertaining to the entry of submitted material to our festival.

1. A completed Film Entry Form must be filled out and submitted along with submission fee (Form can be found on our Facebook Page).
2. A brief synopsis of your film must be submitted.
3. ****We currently ONLY accept North Texas Produced Films.****
4. If your film is selected for screening you will be asked to send a poster file and a trailer of your film to be posted on our Facebook/Web Page and used for promotional purposes. Posters will also be printed to hard copy at FWBFF’s expense for the screening event. Those printed posters will be the property of FWBFF for archival purposes. Posters should be 5400x7200, 300dpi, and can be sent as: (.psd / .jpg / .bmp / .gif / .png).
5. The Fort Worth Bizarre Film Festival (FWBFF) showcases work in all genres as long as they are shorter than 30 minutes in length. Entries may be shot or created in any format (HD is preferred). Entries should have been produced in North Texas within the last two years.
6. All Films are judged by a Professional Film Industry Jury. An Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the last film screened.
7. The submission of an entry form implies acceptance of the regulations. Therefore the participant and hereby beneficial owner declare to have exclusive rights of the film entered in this festival, including music rights.
8. You must attest that you have read and understand the ‘Terms and Conditions To Screening’ of the festival, and you attest that you are the sole owner(s) of the legal rights and title of the film and therefore have absolute authority to submit the Material to the festival.
9. You will indemnify and hold harmless the festival, its organizers, judges, sponsors, and partners individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities, and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims or third party claims based on Material submitted to the festival.
10. You will permit the festival to use your name, contact information, and/or publicity stills, film, or video footage of Material in pre and post competition publicity and promotional efforts of the festival including internet/TV broadcasting.
11. The festival may at its own discretion transfer the submitted Material to a compilation file for screening and the resulting file may be used for promotional purposes only. Such as Press and Free Screenings. Absolutely no sales of this file will be made by FWBFF.

Overall Rating
  • Scott Simonsen

    Although we were unable to attend the festival, the communication and warmth were top notch. Travis and Bradley, the festival's founders, go out of their way to make you feel involved and appreciated. Thank you.

    June 2016