**please note when registering, just fill in the form as much as you can at the moment, TBA etc. Then upload the film when ready to submit and complete the form**


Bonus of Covid is having a good old fashioned B-Movie Drive-In screening!
So let's get making monsters!

Drive-In genres - What's that? - It came from somewhere! - Teenagers are gonna teenage - It's slow but big - I promise I'm not infected.

Featuring specific genres and challenges including, Be Afraid Halloween Fest, Dark Christmas Festival and Home Town Tales Documentary.

Each fest screens at applicable times of the year, promoting and developing emerging and established filmmaking talents throughout the world.

Each fest features a specific challenge as follows.

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 story telling and dig up some hidden gems in your back yard.

Filmulate Fests exists to bring community back into the theatres.
All proceeds go to support creativity in mental health programs.

See You In The Movies.

1) Guaranteed Theatrical Screening at Utah Film Center Drive-In with live audience.

2) Custom branded trophy.

3) Free entry to future Filmulate Fests.

4) Opportunity to screen internationally.

5) Option to be included in 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 Utah Film Center is responsible for any illness or injuries while producing your film.

B) Your film must e under 10 mins.

C) First come first served. Only 1 screening.

D) Your film must be appropriate to screen publicly.

E) Your film must be uploaded by October 4th 2020 at 11:59pm.

F) Screening is October 9th 2020.
FIRST THINGS FIRST!! Download and complete Team Leader Waiver. Without this your film is not qualified. https://tinyurl.com/filmulate

Lower rules are applicable to others 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 presence - Just what I wanted!, Re-Gifting, Take it back, Eh Thanks or Santa's Secrets .

3) Your finished film must be uploaded through FilmFreeway by the closing date for submission. Dark Christmas - December 9th 2019.

4) The finished featured films have no minimum duration, and a maximum of 7 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 7 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 6 minutes 66 seconds.

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...https://tinyurl.com/filmulate
Demonchaser - Dark Christmas - Home Town Tales
2 seconds of black
Your Film
At the end of your credits "a FILMULATE Film 2019 www.filmulate.com"
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 brian@creatreelchange.org with any further questions.

Overall Rating
  • Always an amazing experience going to this festivals. Look forward to them every year.

    December 2017
  • Allen James Teague

    Dark Christmas is a wonderful event!

    September 2017
  • Kasey LaRose

    This was my first time joining the Demonchaser Horror Fest and it was a really fun time. It is a smaller festival with only 15 films or so, but there was a good turnout for the premiere and the audience was a blast!

    October 2016
  • Matt Brunk

    As a brand new member to the Salt Lake City independent film scene, 2016 was my first experience with Filmulate as either a participant or a viewer and I'm very happy with the experience.

    I agree with Mr. White about Brian Higgins and his communication, and it definitely made a difference knowing that he was still actively involved even while we were in our respective bunkers trying to get our productions finished.

    Plus, the turn-around time is just enough that even for creating my first narrative film as the sole crew member I had enough time to get it all figured out, and still just tight enough to keep me focused in making sure everything got finished. Very beginner-friendly, and very rewarding to be alongside much more experienced filmmakers as well. Lots to learn, and lots of opportunity to get a better feel as to who is here and who to learn from, which is always a reward in itself.

    And as a viewer? What a wide range of films to enjoy! There's something for everybody, and you never know what you're going to get with the next film. I'd go again just to watch in a heartbeat. Much more satisfying to see these films in the theater in the age of online distribution.

    October 2016
  • Jason White

    The Filmulate festivals are always a good time and show some of the best innovators in no-budget, indie cinema. Due to the short turnaround time for each festival, the filmmakers who participate showcase films that are put together in weeks, or sometimes only 48 hours.

    However, do not think this short turnaround nabs the festivals aren't well done. The festivals are well-planned and well-coordinated. These festivals have a wonderful host/festival coordinator, Brian Higgins, and drive awareness for a great cause. Brian is very good at communicating and following up with the producers to see what the status of the production is. He is also extremely flexible and a pleasure to work with.

    The only reason I rated the event lower on the networking aspect is not necessarily a fault of the festival. Rather, it is due to the guarded nature of filmmakers and the lack of engagement by the filmmakers to network out.

    Plus you get to screen the films in some of the greatest and most historic theaters that Utah has to offer. Highly recommend for both filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

    October 2016