Created in 2012, the Mad Monster Party Film Festival is a competition festival which programs brand-new genre feature and short films from around the world. The festival seeks submissions for horror, science fiction, and fantasy.

The 2012 festival hosted the first ever public screening of the "Cabal Cut" of Clive Barker's Nightbreed and we have discovered new and amazing works every year since. More than 300 features and shorts have screened at the festival in its seven-year run.

The festival is a great place for artists to network. Filmmakers will receive passes for their cast and crew to attend the event.

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Horror
Best Science Fiction
Best Fantasy
Best in Show ($250 grand prize)

The Mad Monster Party is seeking new narrative features and short films that have NOT yet been released (or planned to be released) on Netflix, DVD/BluRay, or other pay services prior to February 21, 2020. (If your feature film is ONLY available for purchase on your website but NOT on any other service such as Amazon, etc., it is indeed eligible.)

Short films that are available on Youtube, Vimeo or other media services are indeed eligible.

If your film is ACCEPTED, you can provide Mad Monster with a digital file. Files must be in .mp4, Apple ProRes, .mov, .avi, or .wmv formats.

If accepted, Mad Monster does NOT pay for artist transportation such as airfare, train, etc. We also do not coordinate travel arrangements with International Cultural Agencies. Please do not ask.

Overall Rating
  • Mick Turpin

    I really enjoyed the Mad Monster film festival. The crew had a good time. Look forward to revisiting next year.

    June 2019
  • Menos es Más Producciones

    These kind of festivals are very important for low-budget film-makers. It's been an honour to have participated in this festival and we're grateful for having been given the opportunity of screening our film there. Unfortunately we couldn't assist, however the organization team was so profesional during the whole process.

    April 2019
  • Mad Monster Party is an absolute blast! The festival is a combo of Horror convention/fandom with film screenings throughout the weekend. They played my short twice which was amazing! Although the networking is largely fandom and consumers of horror -- you will meet like minded individuals who are passionate for film and working to keep the horror genre alive. Looking forward to next year!

    March 2019
  • An outstanding film festival ran by some fantastic individuals. They go the extra mile to accommodate and include attending filmmakers, and embrace all of the great local talent. Would highly recommend. I was honored to have screened my work here two separate years, and will definitely be submitting again and again.

    March 2019