2023 will be Monsters of Film’s twelfth year. It is Stockholm’s first and biggest film festival for horror, sci-fi, fantasy, surrealism, dark art house, and fantastic.

Before Monsters of Film 2023 Women in Horror will take place for the sixth time in March. It is Stockholm’s first and biggest film festival with focus on female horror filmmakers. The festival takes between March 31st and April 2nd. It’s one weekend for all genre lovers to gather and celebrate female horror filmmakers through the international network ”Women in Horror Recognition Month”.

Film submissions are now open for Women in Horror 2023 in order to submit your film to Women in Horror 2023 we require that the film is directed by a woman.

THE MONSTERS OF FILM INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD (SHORT FILM)
All submissions will be screened before the selection of contenders is made. If you have been selected to contend at the Monsters of Film Short Film section, you will be notified.

• The film cannot have been produced earlier than 2022.
• The film must be directed by a woman.
• The film must be completed by the time of submission.
(Final editing and/or colour/sound corrections excepted. However, the film must be fully completed and ready for delivery and screening no later February 28, 2023.)
• Let us know if there are any changes or updates regarding the film. If the update has significant impact on the former content a new submission will have to be made.
• An online screener must always be delivered together with the submission form.
• If the film is selected for the Women in Horror 2023, YOU must provide us with a hi-def copy of the film, technical specifications, and marketing material as well as deliver according to the festivals specs (preferably DCP) before the deadline.
• We do not accept material that in any way opposes a threat to people according to their gender, ethnicity, beliefs, sexual orientation or disabilities.
• Submission of a film to Women in Horror states that the film’s owner/maker and/or producer accept the above rules.

IF YOUR FILM IS ACCEPTED

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all the aforementioned regulations and respect of submission and screening conditions. Furthermore, by completing the initial online submission form (you/ your company) agree to the Festival’s terms of the release as follows:
You/ Your company…
1) hereby grant(s) the organizers of Women in Horror permission to screen the film during the Festival and other associated promotional events.
2) [if chosen to compete for the Official Selection Short Film Award] agree to be bound by the decision of the judges of the Festival whose decision will be final.
3) understand that there are no fees due to you for screening the film at the Festival or for any other matters arising from the submission of the film to the Festival and accept that the organizers of the Festival are therefore under no obligation to pay you any sums.
4) will be solely responsible for all costs regarding transports of the film to and from the Festival.
5) have obtained the appropriate copyright clearances for all music used in the film (if required).
6) have obtained signed release forms in relation to copyright and all other rights now known from all the cast, crew and any freelance contributors who were involved in the making of the film.
7) confirm and warrant that you are the author of the film and the sole and exclusive owner of all rights now known in the Film and have full and exclusive rights to submit the film to the Festival. You also warrant that there is no current dispute as to the ownership of the film and that no rights or permissions are required from any third parties before the film can be screened at the Festival.
8) have read, understood and agree to be fully bound by the Rules and Regulations 2022 of the Festival.

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  • Nicole Cuschieri

    Was very happy to be part of this festival!

    October 2022
  • Vivian Papageorgiou

    Great festival with perfect communication! I am happy that my film "Hansel" was part of the festival! Unfortunately I couldn't attend in person, I hope I will be able to do that in a future edition!

    October 2021
  • Gemma Rigg

    Sadly I couldn't make the festival in person but the organisers were great and the event seemed fab. Thank you for selecting Mattricide.

    October 2021
  • I was at the festival last year, it was very pleasant and nice! Bought a souvenirbag. Sadly we didn't win, but so greatful to being selected! great festival, will send in short films again.

    March 2021
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  • Romén Rivero Gallardo

    Although I wasn't able to attend the festival with my short film "Noctámbulos (Night Owls)", communication was smooth and friendly, and they had lots of social media activity that gave a real sense of the festival.

    October 2018
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