Horror ShowFest is a competitive Film Festival dedicated to Horror Short Films and Feature Films. The Call for submitting at 4th edition of Horror ShowFest is open from July 19th, 2021 to June 30th, 2022.

Best Horror Short Film;
Best Horror Feature Film;
Best Editing | Horror Short;
Best Editing | Horror Feature;
Best Make-Up | Horror Short;
Best Make-Up | Horror Feature;
Best Costume | Horror Short;
Best Costume | Horror Feature;
Best Cinematography | Horror Short;
Best Cinematography | Horror Feature;
Best Director | Horror Short;
Best Director | Horror Feature;
Best Soundtrack | Horror Short;
Best Soundtrack | Horror Feature;
Best Actor/Actress | Horror Short;
Best Actor/Actress | Horror Feature;
Best Mobile | Horror Short;
Best Mobile | Horror Feature;
Best Script | Horror Short;
Best Script | Horror Feature.

All winners and selected works receive a free certificate (jpg file via e-mail).

ART. 1 - Submission
Registration for the competition has to be made by the on-line platforms. The director pays the fee ( not refundable) relative to the category and to the period of registration. The open call starts on July, 19th 2021 and closes on June, 30th 2022.

HORROR SHORT CATEGORIES
Earlybird Entry from 07/19/2021 to 09/29/2021 $ 15.00
Standard Entry from 09/30/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Late Entry from 12/02/2021 to 06/30/2022 $ 25.00

HORROR FEATURE CATEGORIES
Earlybird Entry from 07/19/2021 to 09/29/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 09/30/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 12/02/2021 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

ART. 2 Submission requisites
Italian or foreign HORROR Short Films which last up to 30 minutes; Italian or foreign HORROR Feature Films which last up to 120 minutes.

ART. 3 Genres
It's an HORROR genre film festival. The author is responsible for the content and any disclaimers regarding the material submitted.

ART. 4 MEDIA FORMAT
The audio-video file of the selected Film has to be sent via no later June 30th 2022 in the following formats: PAL , H264 1080p 24fp .mov or .mp4. Ways of sharing: WeTransfer or other file-sharing platforms to: horrorshowfest@gmail.com

ART. 5 SELECTION
Official notification date: July 12th 2022.
The Films received within the terms above, will be examined by Festival Staff that determines, unquestionably, the admission to the final stage of the Festival. The author(s) of selected films will be contacted by the organization. The full program of screenings will be published on the Festival social channels within July 12th 2022.

ART. 6 PRESELECTION
May be made a pre-selection of the Films before the late entry deadline, in this case the directors will be contacted by Festival Staff.

ART. 7 AWARDS
Best Horror Short Film;
Best Horror Feature Film;
Best Editing | Horror Short;
Best Editing | Horror Feature;
Best Make-Up | Horror Short;
Best Make-Up | Horror Feature;
Best Costume | Horror Short;
Best Costume | Horror Feature;
Best Cinematography | Horror Short;
Best Cinematography | Horror Feature;
Best Director | Horror Short;
Best Director | Horror Feature;
Best Soundtrack | Horror Short;
Best Soundtrack | Horror Feature;
Best Actor/Actress | Horror Short;
Best Actor/Actress | Horror Feature;
Best Mobile | Horror Short;
Best Mobile | Horror Feature;
Best Script | Horror Short;
Best Script | Horror Feature.

ART. 8 ADVERTISING PURPOSES
Festival Staff can use parts of the selected Films for advertising purposes via print, radio, trailer on TV or Cinema or Internet.

ART. 9 Acceptance of Rules and Regulations
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules. Festival Staff reserves the right to make any changes to the rules and regulations and how to deal with any controversial matters. It’s strictly forbidden to privately contact the staff and jury members during the selection period of the festival, punishment: exclusion from the competition.

PRIVACY
Subscribers to the Horror ShowFest, agree as established by Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The author of the work declares to accept the regulation in all its parts, you have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any responsibility for the present and future. By entering the competition each author is responsible for the content of his works. The author declares to hold all rights to the work, not in any way prejudicing the rights of third parties, such as other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, along with those of music, etc. It also declares that the audiovisual material used is not protected by SIAE. Pursuant to the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the provision of data required and necessary for the completion of the documentation of enrollment in the Festival.

Overall Rating
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Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Neil Rowe

    Our film was part of the online event due to covid restrictions so some of the categories we are unable to comment on. But we have ticked full stars as we did not want to put this event down in any form. The way it was run we are in no way in any doubt the stars would have been awarded if we could be there and experience the face to face contact/hospitality and networking etc........However due to the situation of the global pandemic we must say it was truly impressive that this festival kept going and allowed us filmmakers a platform. Events like this are very important to all in the film world and we were grateful this one kept going and did not cancel. Communication for us was via email and we have to say we were kept up to date and in the loop brilliantly. The overall choices in film and reach of this festival was well achieved. A professionally run festival that managed everything so well.

    October 2021
  • Unfortunately we weren't able to travel to Horror ShowFest because of covid restrictions, but the festival was very communicative and had a solid selection of films. Definitely a high quality festival and we will for sure be submitting in the future, with the hopes to attend in person next time!

    September 2021
  • HS is a must in every festival run. So proud to have been part of such an amazing experience.

    September 2020
  • They were lovely and we were thrilled to be chosen to be part of it. We're just sorry we couldn't make it to the show. We love Italy!

    June 2020