We show the top-rated films once a year in Apopka, Florida! We LOVE indie films especially sci-fi, horror, or suspense, but if it's indie even a drama, comedy, documentary, or music video, please submit! We pride ourselves on discovering overlooked and underappreciated filmmakers! We give 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards so you have better odds of winning something! Doesn't have to be a recent film, no exclusive premiere crapola, etc. If it's a film, we want to see it as long as you have the rights to submit it and let us screen it. Send us your scripts too! We will also highlight top quality work with Best Director, Best Acting, Best Cinematographer, and Best Special Effects.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for Micro Shorts, Shorts, Features, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Web Series, Scripts and awards for Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Special Effects, etc.

Please read all rules and terms carefully. You agree to these in full by submitting anything to our festival. You MUST have all proper permissions, clearances, rights, etc. to send in your project and you must allow us to exhibit your film if it's picked. Only entries through FilmFreeway.com will be accepted. Whoever submits a project shall indemnify and hold harmless the Indie Suspense Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival and its judges and associates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, credits, publicity, trademark, screening, and loss of or damage to any projects and/or materials submitted to our festival. The individual(s) or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. We reserve the right to change our event venue if need be but there will be a live screening in or near Orlando, Florida. Neither party shall owe any liability to the other party arising under this agreement for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunities, except as expressly set forth herein. Neither party makes (and each party hereby specifically disclaims) any, representations or warrantees, express or implied, regarding the services contemplated by this agreement, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranties arising from a course of dealing or course of performance or any warranties relating to title or non-infringement of intellectual property. Neither party makes any representation, warranty or assurance concerning any minimum or maximum number of viewers or attendees or screenings or celebrities or special guests or events or seminars. No refunds. Specific comments on individual submissions will not be given.

Overall Rating

  • Dear festival team, thank you for having spoiled me so much by honoring my film with these two prizes, it's simply magical, I am very touched as a performer and as an actress.
    I loved being part of your festival, communication and your involvement in this difficult period is essential so thank you very much for continuing to circulate cinema throughout the world, it is necessary! Best regards, Juliette Blanche

    October 2020
  • Barry Levy

    A great festival that simply would not let a pandemic stop them from hosting their event. The on-line screenings were wonderful, and it was great to see all the fantastic work of all the filmmakers. Well Done!

    October 2020
  • Adrian Popa

    Great experience. I will be back with more of my projects.
    Highly recomended.

    October 2020
  • Reliquary Films

    I will submit to this fest again!

    October 2020
  • cameron moon

    Excellent festival. Delighted to have been selected in such talented company. I recommend

    October 2020