FANTASM is a brand new haunt and horror convention in Orlando and has committed itself to spreading love for all the dark, creepy, disturbing, and often under seen films that fueled by a love for cinema. FANTASM'S Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival aims to seek out the best works in horror and help to get that work seen and discussed by horror fans everywhere.

Accepted short films will receive 1 pass and feature films will receive 2 passes to the Fantasm Orlando convention unique badge.

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Best FX (Practical)
Best FX (Digital)
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Convention's Choice
Judge's Choice


Eligibility - Films submitted to Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival/Fantasm Orlando must be HORROR related (sub-genre or elements) and not previously accepted at the Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival.

Entries that are NOT HORROR RELATED in some way. This is a HORROR film festival.
Entries that are designed to cause willful grief, harm, humiliation, or dishonor to other entrants or specific people.
Participants who provide false or incomplete information on their entry to purposely mislead or misrepresent.
Entering someone else's (in part or total) film submission, without explicit permission, as if it were your own work.

Fantasm reserves the right to reject any video for any reason. Rules are subject to change. The editor will be contacted, as soon as possible, if major changes are necessary to make the entry suitable for screening.


By entering a submission, I represent and warrant that I have full legal right and authority to submit the heretofore mentioned film/video project for consideration by Fantasm, and that all necessary consents, licensing and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into Fantasm's Shock Reel Cinema Film Festval. No one from Fantasm or its sponsors has guaranteed me admission into the festival at any point.

All entries selected into Fantasm's Shock Reel Cinema Film Festval grant Fantasm and Encompass Entertainment, LLC. the right to use footage from the screener, and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for Fantasm's promotional purposes, without limitations. Entrant grants this permission without any expectation of compensation or remuneration.

In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the entrant, on entrant’s behalf, and on behalf of entrant’s heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, does hereby INDEMNIFY, FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Encompass Entertainment, LLC., and each of their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and related entities, their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, insurers, attorneys, shareholders and representatives, and each predecessor, successor, and assign thereof, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys’; fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to participant’s participation in the contest.

I have read the terms and conditions appearing herein, and agree, without exception, to all the terms and conditions stated.

Overall Rating
  • Terry Jarrell

    Fantasm's Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival is always fantastic! So much fun and the organizers do a wonderful job. Can't wait until next year!!!

    October 2023
  • Karolina Morrongiello

    We are the filmmakers of "The American Ripper" and won best featured film for 2023. We had an awesome time and Shelly the host and John Allman and everybody else was so kind and professional. We can't wait to submitt our new film next year. Your guys were all great, thank you so much, it was an honor. Chuck and Karolina Morrongiello / 3 Rats Entertainment 😀

    September 2023
  • Film festivals that are a part of a convention are difficult. There is a LOT of competition for attention. "Oh I want to see this film but that famous horror actor is on a panel in the main hall." Shock Reel Cinema does a great job with their audience. It's a well organized festival with excellent communication. Thank you for everything! :-)

    September 2023
  • Thanks for selecting Enter the Room into your festival! I wasn’t able to attend the festival in person, but was impressed by how frequent and detailed the communication was. I had a very good experience overall and will definitely consider submitting future projects to this festival.

    September 2023
  • Smaller festival but the staff was great to work with. Very responsive and got my free pass to me within 5 minutes of arrival. Lots of fun, great experience.

    August 2022