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
  • Enjoyed being part of it. Worth the entry fee.

    October 2018
  • Great Festival!

    It was a really pleasure to be part of this festival!!!

    Even though I wasn´t able to attend to the festival, I´m very happy to be part of the festival with my short film SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS. For me as a spanish filmmaker ist´s a great opportunity to show my work outside my country, thanks!

    I hope to have the opportunity again to be in the festival in the future.

    All my best wishes and greetings from Spain!
    Fran Casanova

    August 2018
  • Max Groah

    We appreciated the opportunity to screen there. We never got a chance to meet or talk to the fest runners, but the staff that we talked to were friendly and helpful. Appreciated that the screening room stuck to the schedule. Panels were interesting.

    May 2018
  • 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