Miami FearFest is an indie horror, suspense, or sci-fi short film competition made by filmmakers! We're trying to bring the beauty of filmmaking to the Miami area and help our fellow filmmakers make a name for themselves. It's all about passion for art and film.

This year, we add a new category: Horror Photography.

1st Place: Trophy
2nd and 3rd Place: Trophy

Best Director
Best Script
Best Cinematography
Best Performance
Best Sound/ Music

Horror Photography
1st Place: Trophy
2nd and 3rd Place: Trophy

And more surprises!

- Short film must be 18 minutes long or less. (Shorts that are over 18 minutes long will be disqualified, NO EXCEPTIONS!!)
- Submissions in languages other than English, must be subtitled.
- We accept films of any year of production.
- Short film genre must be horror, sci-fi, suspense, thriller, virtual reality.
- Our jury will screen the films privately.
- We accept films that have been already screened in other festivals.
- We accept films that are already streaming online as long as the contestant is the owner of all copyrights.
- We accept more than one submission.
- Contest is open to everyone, if you are under the age of 18, you must submit your parent/guardian’s name and contact information.
- Submissions must be received before October 12th - NO EXCEPTIONS!
- A brief synopsis of the plot is required with your submission. One black and white OR color promotional still should be e-mailed to upon submission.

Photography Rules

- You are allowed to submit up to 3 single entries for consideration.

- Submit black or white, or color photography.

- Each photo entry must be a JPEG cropped to 1500 pixels on the long side at 300 dpi (no larger than 5mb).

- Each entry must have a caption, description or story about the photo (100 words max).
Titles are encouraged but not mandatory.

Overall Rating
  • Geechee One Films is very excited to have been selected and won 3rd place for our short film , IT'S A B$TCH BIRTHDAY. We did enter in 2018 and we was not selected so just being selected in 2019 was awesome. We will be trying again next year......stay tuned to Miami Fear Fest!!

    November 2019
  • Noel Holmes

    Could not make the festival delighted to be included

    November 2018
  • javad daraei

    I am very happy and welcome every year to participate in your festival and thank you for this fine festival.

    November 2017
  • dd studio

    Thank you for the Official Selection!

    November 2017
  • Spork The Tube

    Great party. Organizers went out of their way to throw a fantastic event. Lots of local radio & TV coverage/PR. Lots of sponsors, well-organized. Had a great setup at the club it was held at, indoor projection, outdoor backlit screen, entertainment between categories (rock band/magician etc...). Beautiful people roaming around in costume & held in one of the best cities in the country. Fun celebration of the art of filmmaking. Will definitely attend next year whether or not I have a film in the festival.

    November 2016