"What is it?" The place for genre, off beat, horror, screeching, unusual, dark, colloquial, terrifying, psychedelic, exploitative, monster, slasher, unconventional, experimental, bizarre, no rules, quirky, weird and eccentric. Midnight Movies is a web based competition. Each month, Daydrifter will select 1 Finalist, and four other monthly winners. These films will be available for streaming on ReadDaydrifter.com by any of the thousands of monthly website visitors. The 12 Finalist will then have their films screened at Daydrifter's Midnight Movies Festival in Downtown Indianapolis.
"Who can submit?" Anyone that has a film. We care about the story. This is not a production competition. Shoot it with your Red Dragon or your iPhone, send it off to be color graded or throw your own filter on it. The point is, we know not everyone has a Hollywood budget. But, making someone feel an emotion costs no money. No length requirement, maximum or minimum. No premiere requirements. Film must be made available for Daydrifter to stream online for 1 month. Not quite ready to put it online? We understand all the possible circumstances. If chosen as a winner, we will hold off on publishing if you choose.
"Who will see it?" Any of the thousands of Daydrifter website visitors. If selected, your film will be available for streaming for 1 month.
"Are there cash prizes?" Yes. The Monthly Finalists will receive $50. The other monthly winners will not have a cash prize, but will have their film available streamed on the Daydrifter website. The twelve Grand Prize Winners from the year before will compete for the "Midnight Movie of the Year" at Daydrifter's Midnight Movies Festival held in Downtown Indianapolis.
"I'm ready to submit!" Cool. We will announce winners within 2 weeks of the submission date.
"Are there cash prizes?" Yes. The Monthly Finalist will receive $50. The other monthly winners will not have a cash prize, but will have their film available streamed on the Daydrifter website. The twelve Monthly Finalists from the year before will compete for the "Midnight Movie of the Year" at Daydrifter's Midnight Movies Festival.
Monthly Winners: Film screened on Daydrifter website for one month
Midnight Movie of the Year: $500
-No category guidelines.
-No length guidelines, minimum or maximum.
-Films are acceptable "in progress" or with scratch music.
-No premiere status requirement.
-Films must have all necessary rights & released secured including music
-Films must be free to view.
-Filmmaker agrees to allow Daydrifter to stream film online for a minimum of one month