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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** JUDGES **

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
  • 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
  • Dave Musolf

    Great Festival! Film Festival Director Shelly Stokes was most kind, considerate and generous. Honored to have our film "Kiki and the Sundance Kid" selected here at the Fantasm's Shock Reel Cinema.

    August 2022
  • Brendan Rudnicki

    Shock Reel is one of the best-run festivals that we have attended! Shelly did a fantastic job, and everyone on my team had an excellent time. The panels were great, and the festival was filled with horror fans of all ages. Shock Reel is a can't-miss festival, and we cannot wait to be back next year!

    August 2022
  • I really enjoyed having my film LISTEN selected to screen. I can't believe we scheduled our family vacation to be in Orlando the exact weekend months before I knew we'd get selected. So I got to attend and I'm from Wisconsin! The festival host and staff love independent horror filmmakers. You can tell. This festival is still young and they are learning and want to learn how to make this a top-shelf event. A big pro is that it coincides with the Fantasm Horror Convention. Sure there were some hiccups and technical difficulties that plagued the fest. But all festivals deal with that at some point. Even though I got to see all the flaws and corrections that need to be made, I loved it and would be honored to go back. I met a lot of really cool people and that's important to me.
    -Earl Martin

    October 2021
  • Trent Duncan

    We were excited to showcase our film at Fantasm while also attending the horror convention. Shelly organized a wonderful festival. She is very attentive and the communication is great. We will definitely be submitting again in the future.

    October 2021