Welcome to the 6th annual FilmQuest Festival!

Gaining raves for its quality of selections, great events, bevy of attending filmmakers, the coveted and prestigious Cthulhu Trophy, and as one of MovieMaker Magazine's "30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World" (2019) and twice named one of their "Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" (2017 & 2015), FIlmQuest celebrates the majesty of genre filmmaking in the realms of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and the beyond (including action, thriller, western, kung-fu, and more). In 2018, the festival continued to usher in the very best genre filmmaking in the world, showcasing incredible talent, creating new friendships and collaborations, and proving to be a must-stop destination for filmmakers moving into our 2019 season.

FilmQuest has been designed specifically to cater to the empowerment of the filmmaker through various events, awards, swag, connections, and more. In creating the festival, we thought long and hard about what it is that makes a festival great. We asked ourselves the tough questions. What we’ve come up with is, we believe, a festival experience that is the kind most filmmakers dream about.

The Juries will award our filmmakers in over 45 individual categories. Our selection committee is also made up of a group of industry professionals from various fields, such as directors, actors, producers, professors, writers, animators, casting directors, and more.

Want more? We will also be hosting exclusive parties, panels, and more! So get involved today and consider becoming a part of one of the most exciting film festivals to emerge on the circuit in years! We look forward to seeing your submissions!

We encourage you to explore our website (www.FilmQuestFest.com) for new information and updates as it comes, including who is on the Grand Jury, the Selection Committee, the Official Selections, venues, and more. As the year progresses, we'll be updating our website and this page with more info on what to expect, the celebrities who will be involved with FilmQuest, our events, workshops, panels, and more!

Prepare for Fantastic at FilmQuest, one of the world's fastest growing genre film festivals!

We’ve created a festival that gives away awe-inspiring awards, fills your bag with the swag a pirate would be envious of, connects you to other filmmakers and celebrities in ways that encourages future collaboration, and offers an event to explore that will be talked about for years to come in FilmQuest.

We have the FilmQuest Cthulhu trophy designed specifically for FilmQuest and manufactured by the same company who makes the Golden Globes, making what we are sure will soon become one of the most coveted awards on the festival circuit. And this is just the beginning. The trophy will be available for over 20 categories, with high quality plaques available to the rest.

More prizes and awards are added frequently, so stay tuned and don't miss out on FilmQuest!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY SUBMISSION : All film submissions must be postmarked by July 2, 2019. All submissions must be complete, with all of the items on the checklist order completed to be considered for the submission. All submissions received after July 2, 2019 will be considered for next year's festival unless otherwise notified. Notification of acceptance into the 2018 film festival will occur no later than July 17, 2019. If accepted, a screening print or digital copy must arrive at FilmQuest's office not later than July 2nd, 2019. All screeners must be clearly labeled. These screeners will become the property of FilmQuest unless a self-addressed, self-stamped package is provided with original submission.

All entries selected into FilmQuest grant FilmQuest the right to use any footage from the screener, and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for FilmQuest's promotional purposes, without limitations. Complete press kit for films will be requested only after acceptance. All prints must be picked up after the screening and signed for by the filmmaker.

ELIGIBILITY : We will accept films completed after January 2017, unless otherwise noted. We will accept films that have previously screened in other festivals. Entry fees are non-refundable, and may be paid in the form of Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, check or money order paid in US dollars, only through a US affiliated bank. A $2.00 processing fee will be added to all credit card payments. SCRIPTS : Scripts must be bound and formatted correctly. Feature film script length should be at least 40 pages and not over 180. Shorts scripts at least 2 pages. Scripts will not be returned. Please include synopsis bound with script after title page. Final deadline for scripts is June 1, 2019. All scripts must be accompanied with a synopsis. We also accept digital script submissions either via FilmFreeway or email.

AWARDS ELIGIBILITY: Only films that have been completed and released after January 1st, 2018 will be eligible for rules in compliance with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences standard for Oscar Qualifying. Films completed and released before this date will still be eligible for acceptance and screening at the festival, just not major awards consideration.

PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT : I, the undersigned, represent and warrant that I have full legal right and authority to submit the heretofore mentioned film/video project for consideration by FilmQuest, and that all necessary consents, licensing and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto. I agree to hold FilmQuest and its sponsors harmless in any and all matters pertaining to the consents, licenses, and approvals of heretofore film/video project. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance or nomination into and at FilmQuest. No one from FilmQuest or its sponsors has guaranteed me admission into the festival. I, the undersigned, have read the terms and conditions appearing herein, and agree, without exception, to all the terms and conditions stated.

For FULL rules and conditions, please visit our website at www.FilmQuestFest.com

Overall Rating
  • Inappropriate Films

    Many thanks to FilmQuest 2018 for being a champion of THE MOOSE HEAD OVER THE MANTEL and to all who attended the screening. We are thrilled to announce that the film was picked up for distribution by Gravitas Ventures with a release date of January 29, 2019 on Blu-ray, DVD and digital!

    January 2019
  • Nicholas Hiatt

    Filmmakers take note. This is a festival designed for you. From the moment we showed up at the venue Jonathan and his team made us feel incredibly welcome. Filmmaker attendance is high and the networking aspect is facilitated very well. By closing night I not only had a myriad of new professional contacts but some genuine friendships as well. If there's any major criticism it's that they try to fit in too much! But I'm sure this festival will only continue to expand in size and scope and I certainly hope to come back in future years.

    January 2019
  • Judson Vaughan

    Although we couldn't be there, to be there, as in selected is of course and honour! Two nominations for us was fantastic and we wish we could of been there! Very forthcoming with information and seemed very well organised. A great festival with a great and growing, glowing reputation! Thanks FilmQuest.

    December 2018
  • I can't think of another festival that puts so much effort into accommodating filmmakers. FilmQuest built a whole community for their filmmakers to connect. The festival itself is just as great - very cozy venue, filmmakers are treated like royalty, and there is still activity months after the festival is over. Everything is high quality - down to the filmmaker's badges, and including the beautiful trophies and plaques. It's hard to describe how great FilmQuest is - it needs to be experienced.

    November 2018
  • Great festival packed with awesome filmmakers! It's refreshing to attend a true genre festival, one that doesn't only celebrate horror but also fantasy, sci-fi along with other sub-genres. The venue is gorgeous and very fitting, the networking opportunities are numerous and downtown Provo has much more to offer than one could ever imagine. I recommend submitting and attending if you can.

    October 2018