๐“•๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ ๐“๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ๐“ผ - ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“พ๐“ต๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ถ๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฎ ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ช๐“ต ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป Fright Nights โ€“ the ultimate festival of fear is a unique Austrian festival of cinematic horror founded by Heinz Olbrich, taken over by Chiara Kamnik in 2020, whose program includes long and short films, professional and independent productions, as well as Low- and No-Budget horror movies of any horror genre.

One of the ๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ฐ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ฒ๐”ƒ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ ๐“น๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฌ๐“ฒ๐“น๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ผ is not to reject any film because of directorial taste, but to offer an opportunity to show all productions fitting into our program.

Originally intended to be a one-off event, the festival revealed a deep fascination by the public in German and Austrian independent productions. This led to the festival developing into a competition-based festival since 2006.

At present, Fright Nights is held at the Hollywood Megaplex PlusCity in Linz, Pasching. It is consistently one of the most popular horror film festivals, and since 2006 has awarded the coveted Silver Hand award in several categories.
Since 2006, the Silver Hand has been awarded as part of the Fright Nights Horror Film Festival. With this award, the jury honors film productions from the field of horror in different categories.

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐‘ต๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’” ๐‘ฑ๐’–๐’“๐’š ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’†s ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’“๐’“๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’… "๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’๐’…" ๐’Š๐’ ๐Ÿ” ๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’ˆ๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’”:

- Best Feature Film*
- Best Short Film
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Trash Award
- Best Mutilation Scene

*will be included in the regular program of the Hollywood Megaplex Pluscity

After the experience of the last year, please read the rules & terms carefully, especially the part about format requirements.

๐Ÿค˜๐‘บ๐’–๐’ƒ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’†๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’…๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’๐’Š๐’๐’†๐Ÿค˜ -------------------------------------
Feature Film: โ‚ฌ 32,-
Short Film: โ‚ฌ 22,-
Young Talents: โ‚ฌ 6,66,-
Entries are to be submitted by June 30, 2022:

๐Ÿค˜๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐Ÿค˜ --------------------------------------------------------
We cannot guarantee that your film will be screened. Paying the submission fee does not guarantee that your film will be shown at the Fright Nights Film Festival. Our organizers will select which short and feature-length films will be screened from the pool of entrants submitted. Films which have been submitted to a previous Fright Nights Film Festival will not be accepted.

Competition entries must be submitted by June 30, 2022. Nominations will be finalized in July, with the Fright Nights 2022 program published on our website. Nominated artists will be notified at this time. All selected films will automatically be screened at no additional fee.
Screening versions must be submitted to the Hollywood Megaplex in ๐ƒ๐‚๐ format by August 30, 2022.

The screeners must be available for our jury until the end of the festival.

๐Ÿค˜๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’• ๐‘น๐’†๐’’๐’–๐’Š๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘บ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฝ๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐Ÿค˜ ---------------
The largest screen at Hollywood Megaplex PlusCity measures 340m2. If the resolution of the screening version does not meet DCP requirements, we may have to remove the film from the program and even from the nomination. Therefore, only films whose screening version complies with the following format will be accepted:

๐ƒ๐‚๐

If you do not have access to a software converting to DCP, you may use the freeway DCP-o-matic to do so. You can find videos explaining on how to use the software on YouTube.

PLEASE NOTE: Provide the screener until the end of the festival!

๐Ÿค˜๐‘ช๐’๐’‘๐’š๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐Ÿค˜---------------------------------------------------------------------
By submitting the submission form, you explicitly declare that you have all necessary rights to distribute and submit your film for consideration. All contents of the filmโ€”image, sound design, and soundtrackโ€”must be created or licensed by the submitter. In case of doubt by our judges, licenses must be presented upon request.

The entrant expressly agrees that the film may be shown at the festival and used for promotional purposes in connection with the festival. This includes, among other things, the distribution of the film to all jury members, the use of excerpts for advertising clips, and other uses within the framework of the festival. In addition, the submitter agrees that the film, as well as materials, may be used at events after the festival or for promotional purposes.

๐Ÿค˜๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’–๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐Ÿค˜-------------------------------------------------------------------
If the film is not shot in German or English, then it will require English subtitles. If you are submitting your film in German, we are pleased to have subtitels to it, but its not needed.

๐Ÿค˜๐‘ท๐’–๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐‘น๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”๐Ÿค˜--------------------------------------------
Submitted films must not have undergone commercial exploitationโ€”for example, an official theatrical release or DVD and Blu-ray releaseโ€”by the time of the festival. โ€œPrivateโ€ screenings such as premieres, festival participations, and self-distributed DVDs and Blu-rays are exempt from this restriction.

๐Ÿค˜๐‘จ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’…๐’”๐Ÿค˜--------------------------------------------------------------------
The Silver Hand is awarded in the following categories:

Best Feature Film (will be included in the regular program of the Hollywood Megaplex)
Best Short Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Trash Award
Best Mutilation Scene

The award ceremony will take place at the end of the festival, the exact date will be announced as soon as possible.

๐Ÿค˜๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐Ÿค˜----------------------------------------------------
Awards will only be given to filmmakers who are present at the awards ceremony. If it is not possible for the entrant to be present at the award ceremony, the Silver Hand can also be received by a representative.

If an award winner or substitute is not present at the awards ceremony, the film will be dropped from the competition and the Silver Hand will be awarded to the runner-up.

Only films received in time will be considered and included in the program!

๐Ÿค˜๐‘จ๐’…๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐Ÿค˜----------------------------------------------
โ€“ three film stills at both 300dpi and 96dpi, provided as either PNG or JPEG format
โ€“ a biography and pictures of the director
โ€“ a synopsis
โ€“ a digital movie poster
โ€“ a film trailer, and
โ€“ behind the scenes footage (if available).

Please also provide us your horror short or feature as MP4.

Overall Rating
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  • jules jolly

    Was a pleasure to participate to this Festival !
    The team was really kind.

    February 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Jules,
    thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having your short at our festival.

  • Nicholas Peetros

    Fantastic festival and great people to work with! I will defintely be submitting again!!

    February 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Nicholas,
    thank you so much for your review - it means a lot to us. Can not wait to receive your submission.

  • David Wittkower

    I couldn't get my DCP made in time but the festival did what they could to help, not their fault.

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear David,
    thank you for your review. We would have loved to show your film at the festival and hope to have you submit again.

  • Graham Bowlin

    I was unable to attend Fright Nights but their communication was amazing. They were so helpful and kind and made everything really convenient. The screening venue also appears to be really cool. Wish I could have gone in person.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Graham, thank you so much for your review! Hope to get the chance to welcome you to our festival in the future.

  • Marian Bruchholz

    Wonderfull Festival, it was a great honour to show โ€žWrong time, wrong placeโ€œ and celebrate the festival. Hope to see all of you next year

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Marian,
    thank you a lot for your review. We are also looking forward to seeing you again next year.