2021 will be Monsters of Film’s tenth year. It is Stockholm’s first and biggest film festival for horror, sci-fi, fantasy, surrealism, dark art house, and fantastic.

The 2021 MoF will be held between September 27th and October 3rd.

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. A winner will be chosen by an international jury, and the winner will be announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday the 3rd of October.

If your feature film is selected, you will be notified. Your film will then be screened at the festival and in competition for the Audience Award. The winner will be chosen by the audience and announced shortly after the festival.

• The film cannot have been produced earlier than 2019.
• 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 August 15, 2021.)
• 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 MONSTERS OF FILM 2021, 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 MONSTERS OF FILM 2021 states that the film’s owner/maker and/or producer accept the above rules.


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 MONSTERS OF FILM 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 2021 of the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • 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
    Response from festival: