COVID-19 UPDATES: Mad Monster is taking every step to ensure the convention is safe for attendees by following safety guidelines developed by the CDC and utilized in some of the most popular vacation desitinations in the world. In the event that the convention is delayed from the original date, all submissions will automatically rollover to the next event.)
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 Science Fiction
(Cash prizes suspended for 2021)
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.