From the makers of GenreBlast comes a down and dirty weekend celebration of grindhouse, exploitation, cult, underground, and midnight cinema.
Emanating from the Palace Theater in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, our aim above all is to have fun, have a few drinks and enjoy some great movies.
We're looking for features, shorts, fake trailers, and grindhouse screenplays mainly in the categories of Midnight/Cult, Grindhouse/Exploitation and Extreme Horror. Show us what you got!
We have all of the essentials: a kick-ass theater, a sweet bar, and your films! Plus access to restaurants and pubs in the downtown Chattanooga area. Network with fellow filmmakers and revel in all the juicy, gory, groovy cinematic goodness we're putting together.
Awards for the following categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best WTF Film
Best Micro Short
Best Local Film
Best Fake Trailer
and, our top honor:
The FaceGrinder Trophy (spirit of the fest award)
Sponsor swag, fest t-shirts, etc...
The winner(s) of the screenplay competition will have their script read live at the fest by a cast of crazy actors. It will be streamed live and also recorded for posterity. Screenwriters are encouraged to attend and network.
Short films are 59 mins. or less.
Feature films are 60 mins. and up.
No waivers. Please don't ask. Email requests for a waiver will be deleted without being read. Thanks for understanding.
All submission content must be owned entirely by you. No copyrighted content unless you have paid to use it.
No refunds for submissions, so if you have any questions, make sure you ask them BEFORE you submit.
All films not in English must be submitted with English subtitles. We don't like dubbing, so don't even bother with that.
That's pretty much it. Email us if you have any questions that don't have anything to do with asking for a waiver.
Shock us, scare us, make us laugh. Do your worst.
Do you have what it takes to be a part of Chattanooga's coolest, baddest film fest?