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
  • 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
  • Scott Johnson

    Mad Monster Party Film Fest was a well run festival with great networking. I met and created friendships with other great filmmakers in attendance who I still remain in contact with. Fest Director Jamie M. went above and beyond to make sure all filmmakers felt right at home. Very personable guy. We had a good turn out for our feature film and an equally good Q & A after. I will be submitting my future films to MMPFF from here on out!

    March 2020
  • Geoff Harmer

    A really well-promoted event! Which is just what you want from a film festival. Really cool people too!

    March 2020
  • Michael Fausti

    Wasn't able to attend in person but there was excellent communication throughout. Also the festival has a strong social media presence and some superb branding. I will definitely be submitting my future projects. Festival looks incredible and I hope one day to attend.

    February 2020
  • I attended Mad Monster Party Film Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and had a great time! The festival played my film and let me do a Q and A with the audience afterwards. Festival was very supportive of my sharing my posts in their social media event page. This is like a horror convention with a couple of thousand people attending and the "film festival" is a sidebar event that goes on DURING the festival; so this was a nice change of pace for me as a filmmaker. Carl Weathers from Rocky I , II and III was there and did a Q and A ; a lot of film celebs were there, including Neve Campbell. Impressive stuff, glad I went! Full report:

    February 2020