The MOTOR CITY NIGHTMARES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MCNFF) was created to showcase and celebrate the latest and greatest contributions of independent Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Thriller films and screenplays from around the world!
We help filmmakers and screenwriters get the exposure and recognition they deserve!

MCNFF is focused on bridging the gaps between filmmakers, fans, and financing. Since our film festival is part of our horror convention, we offer filmmakers the unique chance to hang with the horror icons, party with the fans, and network with distribution representatives and financiers.

MCNFF has partnered with Videomaker magazine to provide all submissions with one free annual subscription to the publication. Previous winners and participants not only got the prize money, but inked their distribution deals and secured financing for future films.

At our April 2016 festival we featured 10 World Premiers, 4 North American Premiers and 19 Convention Premiers. We accept a wide variety of films and you may enter your film in multiple categories. We are expanding the number screenings this year to accommodate more films.

1st Place
Winner will Trophy, Certificate & distribution offer.
Sponsor: Skull House Pictures
*Other Prizes may be provided by MCNFF Sponsors for other categories.

Motor City Nightmares Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Motor City Nightmares Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, 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, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
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    AJ Sykes

    I had an amazing time and meet filmmakers and the hosts of the festival who I hope will be life time friends.

    September 2017
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    Marti Davis

    The MCNIFF is an AWESOME Festival! We're SO Honored to have our film KNIT be judged as a FINALIST in the Thriller Short division!
    The Certificate and Swag Bag we received is totally Cool and a Hit with our Team members! We only wish we'd been able to be there in person - Next film project will be submitted and dates locked so we can enjoy this exciting Event in person. Thanks for an excellent festival!! Marti Davis, Executive Producer; Killerbeam Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Productions

    June 2017
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    Troy Escamilla

    I had a very nice time at the festival; the organizers are very hospitable and I have the chance to meet and network with several other filmmakers. I'm glad my film had its premiere here.

    May 2017
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    James Carroll

    Great festival. It was an honor to be part of it.

    May 2017
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    Robert Thorpe

    I was unable to attend, so this review is based solely on communication via internet. I have no issue other than there is never any winners update online. Not through FB, Twitter or MCN's own website. So, unless you are notified as to your status, those that do not attend never get to see who won for which particular category.

    May 2017