Moab Monster Movie Mash!!

Screening details. We have 11 films to screen for your spooky delights.
Saturday Oct 30th.
Doors at 6pm Show at 7pm. Free.

The films are as follows and will include a Q&A with the filmmakers plus awards.
Also vote for the audience award!

It's getting dark, The Nomad, Old City, Rock & Roll, The Thing from Yellow Creek, Red Scare, The MIne, Steady Hand, The Eyes of Manti Lasal, Abandoned and Special screening of The Cult

We'll also be hosting a meet and greet at Dewey's Restaurant and Bar for all filmmakers and fans starting at 5pm. Come hang out and get in the mood with fellow creatives and meet the fest producers.

Thanks very much to the Utah Film Commission and Marriot Springhill Suites and Fairfield for their generous support!

**please note when registering, you will need to create a project for your film in FilmFreeway before you register. Then submit that project to this page. Just fill in the form as much as you can at the moment, TBD etc. Then upload a digital copy of the film when ready to submit and complete the form. Yes we know this is a little it of hassle but it's the way it works**


The sun sets in Moab as the ominous monument shadows fall across the desert.
Get ready for MOAB MONSTER MOVIE MASH. Filmulate has partnered with the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission to launch a new filmmaking challenge among the red rocks of Moab.

So let's get making movie monsters!

MMMM genres
- Cursed Treasure in them hills
- Ghosts of the West
- The Devil went down to Moab
- The Beast from the Red Rocks
- The Dark Desert

We'll also be providing 2 FREE VIRTUAL FILM CLASSES.

#1 How to Filmulate? an overview of Filmulate Fests including tips and clips to help you make the best film for the fest. Sept 15th 7pm.

#2 History of Desert Horror Films. Join our horror host as we present the history of desert horror films from around the world. Oct 6th 7pm.


You don't have to shoot in Moab but if you do! We've got location permits!!

Here's a big old list!
Jeep Safari Routes (Includes Fins and Things, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Road, Steelbender, Tusher Tunnel, Onion Creek), Baby Lions Back, Slickrock Bike Trail, Middle Earth (Poison Spider), Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail and Tracksite Trail, Moonflower Canyon (part near road – does not include WSA portion), Navajo Rocks Trailhead, Highway 313 Rest Stops (4), Highway 128 pullouts, including Big Bend, Rocky Rapid and Ida Gulch, Fisher Towers, Onion Creek Drill Pad, Mary Jane/Sylvester hiking trails, Hunter Canyon Ledge C Campground, Highway 279 pulloffs, including Wall Street, Corona Arch, Jeep Arch parking area, Gold Bar campground, Fossil Point, Ken’s Lake, Bar M trailhead and trails, Wilson Arch, White Wash Sand Dunes, Bartlett Wash.
Note: All vehicles are restricted to designated roads and parking areas
Location Cost $6 per person -Let us know when/where you are filming.


Other Filmulate Fests screen at applicable times of the year, promoting and developing emerging and established filmmaking talents throughout the world.

Featuring specific genres and challenges including, Demonchaser, Moab Monster Movie Mash, Dark Christmas Festival and Home Town Tales Documentary.

Each fest features a specific challenge as follows.

Moab Monster Movie Mash - Desert Monsters Rise.

Demonchaser - The Devil Did It! Satanic panic?

Dark Christmas Festival - Presence! I've got a feeling this isn't going to be a good holiday.

Home Town Tales Documentary - Truth is Stranger - Focus on the storytelling and dig up some hidden gems in your back yard.

Filmulate Fests exists to bring community back into the theatres.

See You In The Movies.

Plus if you are planning to make the trip to the fest, we've got hotel deals!
Plus we've got a hotel deals!

October 29 – November 1, 2021
Springhill Suites - $169 per night
Fairfield - $159 per night
Contact Lori for booking details.

1) Guaranteed Theatrical Screening at Historic Star Hall Theater with live audience in Moab.

2) Custom branded trophy.

3) Free entry to future Filmulate Fests.

4) Opportunity to screen internationally.

5) Option to be included in a feature film anthology.

6) Celebrity industry judges (past have included Thomas Jane and Brian Trenchard Smith)

Filmulate Submission Rules

The normal rules are for normal fests. Just a couple of rules here.

A) You are responsible for providing a safe set and following all Covid related safety guidelines. Neither Filmulate or Monument Valley Film Commission is responsible for any illness or injuries while producing your film.

B) Your film must be under 10 mins.

C) First come first served. (all ages welcome). Only 1 screening.

D) Your film must be appropriate to screen publicly.

E) Your film must be uploaded by October 18th 2021 at 11:59pm.

F) Screening is October 30th 2021. Historic Star Hall in Moab, UT.

FIRST THINGS FIRST!! Download and complete Team Leader Waiver. Without this your film is not qualified.

Lower rules are applicable to all fests.

1) Register to receive the "enigma". An individual element challenge that must be included in your film. This is a puzzle piece engaging audience interaction.

2) Pick your theme
- Cursed Treasure in them hills
- Ghosts of the West
- The Devil went down to Moab
- The Beast from the Red Rocks
- The Dark Desert.

3) Your finished film must be uploaded through FilmFreeway by the closing date for submission. MMMM - October 18th 2021.

4) The finished featured films have no minimum duration, and a maximum of 10 minutes duration—not including end credits. In other words, the official running time begins after the required Filmulate slates and ends prior to the end credits. The required slates and the end credits do not count towards the official duration. The film story may not be longer than 10 minutes. The Film does not have to be the full allocated time. Shorter films are sometimes better. An additional 60 seconds can be used for end credits. Opening credits are included in the 10 minutes.

5) PRE-FILM REQUIRED SLATES: Before the finished film begins, the media should have...

5 seconds of black
A title card with: team name, title, genre, elements, city, and date
Applicable fest title animation found here...
Moab Monster Movie Mash - Demonchaser - Dark Christmas - Home Town Tales
2 seconds of black
Your Film
At the end of your credits "a FILMULATE Film 2021"
You are responsible for the playability of your film. If your submission does not play, every effort will be made to contact you for an acceptable version before the screening.
This may disqualify you from the judging due to time constraints.

Contact with any further questions.

*By entering you you agree as the team captain to be fully responsible for all cast and crew safety and production compliance of all rules and regulations of any locations you use. All licensing for materials is also the team captain’s responsibility. Filmulate nor Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission is not responsible or liable for any element of your production/film. Please be sure to submit the waiver. These terms are in effect with or without the submitted waiver.*

Overall Rating
  • I Love Filmulate and have very affectionate—bordering on complicated—feelings for Brian Higgins!😉

    June 2021
  • Marty Hicks

    Its like a family gathering with the local film community. Very enjoyable..

    October 2020
  • Jacob Butterfield

    Great festival, I'm glad we were still able to have it safely despite the pandemic. The films were great too, I look forward to participating and attending in the future!

    October 2020
  • Brandon Carraway

    I gave five stars to almost everything because everything went really smoothly. The communication was excellent and the crowd was super nice. So glad they made it work even with COVID. Obviously, the networking was nonexistent with social distancing and what not. But they seem to really care about the festival.

    October 2020
  • Always an amazing experience going to this festivals. Look forward to them every year.

    December 2017