The Fargo Fantastic Film Festival exists to showcase the ambitious and creative independent filmmaker. To make a good “genre” film takes real creativity, craftsmanship and – yes, artistic merit. We show professional and amateur productions as both can learn from the other. The fest kicks off at the Fargo Theatre and then continues in conjunction with VALLEYCON, the premiere pop culture celebration in the region!

Awards for best films in various genres, both short subject and feature. Also the Roger and Julie Corman Award for Intrepid Filmmaking.

Submit films via online submission ONLY, all films that are selected must supply a file for projection (to be converted to blu-ray for projection-DCP is NOT available except when requested by the fest due to limited movie theater projection)

Overall Rating
  • Annabel Vine

    Five stars all round for Keeping the show on the road during the lockdown. Great Film Festival.

    March 2021
  • Tim Luna

    We were very honored that our short film The Taxi Dead was chosen for the program 2020. Unfortunately, we couldn't be there ourselves, but felt well informed and were able to follow the course of the festival online. We had a great communication and had the feeling the festival take care for us and everyone. Thanks for the support!

    February 2021
  • Great festival hosted by great people. A must in your festival tour.

    September 2020
  • Amanda Cat

    I was not able to attend unfortunately, however I can say that Fargo Fantastic Film Festival is one of the best film festivals out there. They always have a diverse line-up. I have submitted twice and I have always had great communication with them. I highly recommend it.

    December 2019
  • Andrew Bell

    Was very happy to be included in this festival. From the get go, communication was great and made me feel like my film was in good hands. Definitely recommended as a stop on your festival run!

    October 2019