Bigger Prizes, Bigger Venue, Bigger Scares. We want your most terrifying, goriest, twisted films this Halloween Season.

Short horror films submission only.

Categories being judged:
Best Short Film
Best Short Film Director
Best Short Special Effects
Best Short Actor or Actress

All winners will receive an official LeglessCorpse Film Festival plaque (sent via mail after Festival).

Best film will be awarded with cash prize.
Runner up will win free equipment and services from our sponsors.


If your film is selected you must provide an exhibition copy at least a week before the festival. If you are accepted and do not provide an exhibition copy, we will not be able to show your film, and will forfeit the judging of your film.

If you have any questions, please email

Film submissions are non-returnable.

The submission process and consideration by the Programming Committee is not affected by the date you submit your film as long as it is received by our deadline! We appreciate, however, filmmakers submitting their work as early as possible.

ALL films submitted to the festival are seen and scored by two different programmers. All films that have a higher average, or are a favorite of a programmer, go on to final deliberations. LeglessCorpse Films selects its films by majority vote among 7 judges and no one is offered early acceptance; we aim for the most democratic process possible. All selections will be posted on our website around October 1, 2016.

The 2016 LeglessCorpse Halloween Short Horror Film Festival will take place in Birmingham, AL from October 15th - 16th, 2016. Unfortunately, LeglessCorpse Film Festival does not provide room, board or travel for filmmakers, we will try and complete notifications at least 2 weks prior to festival. Festival dates are subject to change.

Overall Rating
  • Jim Zounis

    Even though I couldn't attend the festival, it was such an honour to have my short film accepted and exhibited at this years LeglessCorpse Halloween Short Film Festival, thank you all

    November 2016