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 is an Austrian horror film festival founded in 2005 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.

ยฐยบยครธ,ยธยธ,รธยคยบยฐ`ยฐยบยครธ,ยธยธยธ,รธยคยบยฐ`ยฐยบยครธ,ยธยธ,รธยคยบยฐ ๐ธ๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐’Ÿ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’ ยฐยบยครธ,ยธยธ,รธยคยบยฐ`ยฐยบยครธ,
The Event will definitely take place in mid to end October. The exact event date will be announced in january.
ยฐยบยครธ,ยธยธ,รธยคยบยฐ`ยฐยบยครธ,ยธยธยธ,รธยคยบยฐ`ยฐยบยครธ,ยธยธ,รธยคยบยฐยฐยบยครธ,ยธยธ,รธยคยบยฐ`ยฐยบยครธ,ยธยธยธ,รธยคยบยฐ`ยฐยบยครธ,ยธ

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 to support independent as well as high-quality productions and not to reject any film because of his or her own taste but to offer an opportunity to show all productions that fit into the program of the festival.

Originally, the festival was planned as a retrospective Festival. However, the first festival already showed that the interest in German and Austrian amateur and independent productions was even greater at times, so the festival was developed into a competition festival in 2006. Since 2006, the Silver Hand has been awarded in several categories among the films participating in the competition.

Since 2017 the festival venue has moved on to the Hollywood Megaplex Pluscity in Pasching (Oberรถsterreich), which is one of the most modern cinemas in Austria.

๐‘พ๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† 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˜ --------------------------------------------------------
There is no guarantee that the film will be screened. Even paying the submission fee does not guarantee that the film will be shown at the Fright Nights Horror Film Festival. The organizers will select the short and feature-length films that will ultimately be screened at the festival from all entries submitted.

Films that have already been submitted to a previous Fright Nights Film Festival will not be accepted.

In mid July, the nominations will be finalized and the Fright Nights 2022 program will be published on our website. All selected films will automatically participate in the competition. There is no additional fee for the actual screening. Nominations of the competition entries will be notified at this time. Screening versions must be submitted to the Hollywood Megaplex in DCP format by July 16, 2022.

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 340 m2. If the resolution of the screening does not meet these requirements, we may have to remove the film from the program or 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 software to convert your film to DCP you can use the freeware DCP-o-matic. You can find tutorials on how to convert your movie properly online.

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 the film to festivals. All content of the film โ€“ image, sound as well as music โ€“ must be created or licensed by the submitter. In case of doubt, 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 may be shown at events after the festival.

๐Ÿค˜๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’–๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐Ÿค˜-------------------------------------------------------------------
If the film is not recorded in German or English, we require English subtitles.

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 exploitation โ€“ for example, an official theatrical release and a DVD and Blu-ray release โ€“ by the time of the festival. โ€žPrivateโ€œ 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˜----------------------------------------------
- 3 film stills (300 dpi for print and 96 dpi for digital use as PNG or JPEG)
- Biography of the director
- Headshot of the director
- Synopsis
- Pictures of the Cast
- Movie poster (only digital)
- Movie trailer
- everything else you want to provide us with

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • 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.

  • Christian Bachini

    A great Festival, a great experience, an amazing team, a top quality jury and an even more amazing lineup. I got to meet so many talented filmmakers and my short film Escalation ended up winning an award for Best Mutilation Scene for which I am super grateful! I will definitely submit again and add the Festival to my list of "must go to" events. And Thanks to Chiara Kamnik for her awesome organization and communication.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Christian,
    thank you so much for your nice and detailed review on our festival. It was such a pleasure hosting you and having you. We will be awaiting your submission with pleasure.

  • Chet Turner

    This was a top notch festival with high end theatrical projection, good organization. They communicated with me frequently and were very helpful. A model festival

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Chet,
    thanks a lot for your kind review about our festival.

  • Jano Pita

    Wonderful people! Mind-blowing festival! The communication and the treatment is second to none. An honor to have been able to enjoy the festival live. Definitely next year we will try to be there.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Jano,
    thank you so much for your nice and warm words. It was a pleasure for us to have you and your team at the festival and we are looking forward to seeing you again next year.