The only festival to be Horror Centric & Mental Health Focused. Run by the non-profit, Victims and Villains, this festival delivers a unique experience for both those in attendance and the filmmakers involved. We are committed to showcasing the best up and coming voices within the world of horror and using their films to create an open dialogue about mental health. Returning to the Alamo Drafthouse in April 2024!
Best Performance in Feature
Best Performance in Short
Plus, Screenplay awards.
1). Must be at least 18 & older to submit your film. Any filmmakers under 18 will not be considered.
2). Submission doesn't mean admission. Not all those accepted will be playing on the big screen.
3). Costs for the submissions go towards the cost of the festival and mental health resources alike.
4). Sexually explicit sequences. bordering the pornographic, will not be accepted.
5). The film doesn't have to be 100% focused on mental health.
6). We welcome international entries but the entries MUST have English subtitles. The same goes for screenwriting. If you are submitting from outside the US, all scripts must be in English.
7). Shorts have to be between 2 and 22 minutes. While features have to be a minimum of 75 minutes and a maximum of 120 minutes.
8). You, as the filmmaker, are responsible for all licenses and permits that pertain to your film. You will be asked to provide a release for said licenses as well.