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.

New for 2021:
Accepted films will receive 1 pass to the Fantasm Orlando convention.
Filmmaker Networking Events
Filmmaker Lounge

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** JUDGES **
Coming soon!

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Florida Feature
Best Florida Short
Best Practical Effects
Best Visual Effects


Eligibility - Fantasm will accept HORROR related films completed after January 1st, 2018 and will also accept films that have previously screened in other festivals.

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
  • Great festival! Unfortunately, I couldn't be there in person, but communication was great and a Phantasm 40 year anniversary with Don Coscarelli! Really wish I could have been there.

    February 2020
  • I'm happy to selected by your festival. Thank you!

    November 2019
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank you! Awarding Abscessed for Best Editing. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Film.
    Cynthia Bergen #nosleepfilms

    October 2019
  • Although we were unable to attend this year, we were honoured, "Overtime", had its Florida State Premiere at the 2019 Fantasm’s Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival! We are very thankful to the Fantasm’s Shock Reel Cinema team for their support and encouragement. We look forward to their future festivals and hope to participate again in the future.

    October 2019
  • Carlos Marbán Torres

    encantados con esta selección! Muchas Gracias!

    October 2019