A throwback to the golden age of horror and science fiction films of the '50s and '60s, we are proud to bring you "It Came from the Sky" film festival. Join us in a celebration of fun, entertaining (often campy) movies.

Delightfully indie.

If you like films by Fred Olen Ray or the old Hammer Studio style, we want your film or screenplay.

Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror

Best Film
Best Director
Best Practical Effects
Best Special Effects
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film Screenplay
Best Short Film Screenplay

All prizes will be non-monetary value.

It Came From the Sky Film Festival

We require films initially be submitted via online screeners, i.e. private Youtube or Vimeo links. We do not accept physical preview copies (i.e. DVDs).

In submitting your film or video to It Came From the Sky Film Festival, you acknowledge that you have all the relevant permissions, licenses and releases for your film or video to be screened in a public exhibition. You must have in your possession the permissions, licenses, and releases for the submitted film or video's music, script, actors, etc.

There is no restriction as to the year that the film was made.

If your film is selected to screen at the festival, you must supply us with a copy of your film in one of the following formats: digital media file uploaded to our Dropbox account.

Additional publicity materials (jpg stills, etc.) are required if your film is selected to screen at the festival.

Please select the most relevant category for your film. You may choose between:

Feature films: Narrative length feature film (45 to 150 minutes in duration).

Short Films: (45 minutes or under in duration).

Short Animations: Any animated short film (45 minutes or under in duration).

Music Videos: Any type of Music

Web or TV: Single episodes of web series or television series, and/or short films and/or videos, made primarily for exhibition or distribution on television or the internet (50 minutes and under in duration).

Feature Screenplay Competition: Competition for feature-length screenplays.

Short Screenplay Competition: Competition for short film screenplays.

Judges, selected by Dr. Fortune’s Emporium LLC, will decide the winners of each of the above categories. In all cases, the judges' decisions are final.

Entrants whose films are chosen for screening at the festival will be notified by email no later than August 27th.

If you will be attending the festival, we are unable to cover any costs of your travel or accommodations.

By submitting to the festival you agree to abide by and commit to the following statement: "I authorize Dr. Fortune’s Emporium, LLC to screen the film or video listed above, upon the film or video's acceptance in It Came From the Sky Film Festival. For the purpose of the screenings, I authorize Dr. Fortune’s Emporium LLC to market the film or video in whatever manner they see fit. I acknowledge that Dr. Fortune’s Emporium LLC holds the screening rights of the film that I submitted to It Came From the Sky Film Festival for the purposes of screening the film at the It Came From the Sky Film Festival in 2020.
I confirm that all other rights remain the sole property of myself and/or my nominated production company. I hereby confirm that all material used in the production of the film or video is the original work of myself or my nominated production company, or is work for which I or my nominated production company have obtained with releases, including but not limited to actors, performances and the musical score. I guarantee that I have obtained all the necessary permissions, licenses and clearances to enter this film or video into It Came From the Sky Film Festival and that the film and the screening of the film by Dr. Fortune's Emporium LLC, does not infringe the moral and ethical rights including copyright of any third party. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into It Came From the Sky Film Festival and that nobody representing Dr. Fortune's Emporium LLC or It Came From the Sky Film Festival has guaranteed my acceptance into the festival prior to this submission. I have read and agree to the general rules, terms, and conditions of the It Came From the Sky Film Festival. I have also read and agree to any specific rules relating to the category that I am entering my film or video.


There is no restriction to the year that the screenplay was written.

Screenplays must be submitted electronically online.

All screenplays should be formatted in accord with industry standards.

Please include a paragraph synopsis.

No rewritten/corrected pages will be accepted once the entry is received.

The screenplay must be in English.

The screenplay must not have been previously optioned, purchased, in production or produced.

Screenplays written as adaptations of other works must have secured rights before being submitted.

The entrant retains copyright to their screenplay.

The entrant agrees that he or she will never assert against Dr. Fortune's Emporium or It Came From the Sky Film Festival any claim or action based on plagiarism, infringement, confidential or fiduciary relationship, implied contract, idea theft, unfair competition or any other theory arising in connection with their submission to It Came From the Sky Film Festival, and the entrant understands that Dr. Fortune's Emporium accepts no liability of any kind for the unauthorized use of all or part of such submissions by any person. In this regard, the entrant hereby absolutely releases and forever discharges Dr. Fortune's Emporium LLC, It Came From the Sky Film Festival and its officers, employees, volunteers, judges, readers, affiliates, and associates, individually and collectively, of or from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, legal fees, expenses, debts, actions, and causes of action against Dr. Fortune's Emporium or It Came From the Sky Film Festival of every kind whatsoever, now and in the future, in connection with the entrant's submission.

Overall Rating
  • I had a lot of fun making the trek for and during the festival. Festival directors were great guys and I wish them well and hope they have another one after the trials they have had to endure making this happen in this little apocalypse. Cinema staff was very helpful, nice, and enthusiastic. We screened well and had I had some great convos with people afterward.
    Thank's much to the fest and Cinema of "it came from the sky!"

    November 2020
  • Brian Oliver

    What a great festival and great experience! Looking forward to taking part again as soon as possible.

    November 2020
  • Jim Zounis

    It was a great honor to have our Mini-Short Horror-Comedy selected & exhibited at this years "It Came From The Sky Film Festival", thank you all!

    November 2020
  • I am so pleased to have won the 'Best International Screenplay' award in it's first year! Very well organised and efficient and would recommend to friends, definitely! Thanks

    November 2020