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.

At our April 2018 festival we featured 13 World Premiers, 2 North American Premiers and 32 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
  • Mike Rutkoski

    Had a great time at this festival!

    May 2018
  • Very happy CLOCKWATCHERS screenplay earned Finalist. I love the personal attention Todd and Tommy give their entrants. Thanks for a great festival. I hope to see you next year... from the winner's circle.

    May 2018
  • Cyrus Neshvad

    I am glad that my movie was part of this festival and can only recommend it if you like to be thrilled !

    May 2018
  • Absolutely LOVED having my film at Motorcity Nightmares!! What an amazing festival and event! Hope to be back with another film next year!

    May 2018
  • We had a great time attending the festival! The panels were FANTASTIC! It would be nice if the film makers had lanyards with their film information on it so film makers could easily identify each other to network. It's highly attended by horror fans, so it was difficult to tell who other film makers were. Other than that... it was a horrific good time and I plan to attend next year!

    May 2018
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    Response from festival:

    That is a great idea. I will see what I can do next year!