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
  • 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