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.

Will your film join the list of cult favorites that have premiered at the event including FOUND, Maniac (2013), The Return to Return to Class of Nuke 'em High, and Dave Ellefson's DWELLERS? Submit today to find out.

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 FX
Best Sound Design
Best Cinematography
Best International Feature
Best International Short

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 17, 2023. (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
  • The Mad Monster team was very prompt with communication and supportive of our film, and we look forward to submitting future works to their event!

    February 2022
  • Corey Trahan

    This festival was a lot of fun and very communicative. It was a pleasure to be involved with it and highly recommended!

    February 2022
  • Zeff Lawless

    It was great being selected for this great Festival. Thanks a million guys and see you next time!

    February 2021
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team¬†¬†

    January 2021
  • Brando Benetton

    It's heartwarming to receive so much support and creative attention from a festival like this. Thank you for taking care of your filmmakers and assembling high-quality film programs!

    April 2020