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.

We will be back to an in-person screening for 2023.

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.

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  • Great festival with some awesome films featured. Over the moon to receive first place in the Micro Short category for my film Handle With Care!

    October 2022
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    October 2022
  • Tito Fernandes

    Brilliant festival and an honour to be apart of.

    October 2022
  • John Mancebo

    Thanks for selecting my script Dollars of the Damned and its subsequent second placement! This was my first professional script and its great to see I'm getting the hang on writing!

    October 2022
  • Terrific collection of films. Communication was excellent. Very supportive festival. I'm proud to be a small part of it as a writer.

    October 2022