The Screaming Room Film Festival at Midsummer Scream features a carefully curated mix of film programming blocks with terrifying creations to cater to every taste and an especially keen interest in supporting the indie horror and beginning filmmaker communities.
We're seeking a variety of short films that celebrate horror and the spirit of Halloween to fill a variety of potential programming blocks including Animation, Comedy, Gore/Extreme, Folklore, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Experimental, All-Ages, and more.
**FILMS MUST BE UNDER 20 MINUTES TO BE CONSIDERED, WITHOUT EXCEPTION**
The festival is just one part of the Midsummer Scream Halloween and Horror Convention. The con packs all the thrills, scares, and fun of October into one summer weekend. Dozens of haunt and Halloween-themed attractions, including walk-through mazes, horror-themed VR experiences and escape rooms, and immersive theatre, along with over three stages featuring panels, presentations, and performances from Southern California's biggest theme parks and names in dark entertainment!
Each selected film will be granted a total of two weekend passes to Midsummer Scream including access to the Saturday night parties.
Three awards will be voted on and bestowed by the Screaming Room Jury. They are:
Palme D’Gore – Best of the Festival
Jack-O-Lantern – Best exemplifies the Spirit of Halloween
Mary Shelley – Best exemplifies Creativity/Ingenuity
Additionally, Audience Awards will be presented for each screening block.
Submitted films or videos (hereafter referred to as "the project") must be 20 minutes OR LESS in length.
The submitter agrees to take all responsibility for obtaining any and all rights and permissions for screening the project at Midsummer Scream.
By submitting the project, you agree to provide Midsummer Scream and its agent with a non-exclusive right to screen the project at Midsummer Scream on July 26, 27, 28 2024 in front of an audience. If accepted, the filmmaker allows Midsummer Scream to use clips and images of their film in promotions.
**WE DO NOT PROVIDE WAIVERS - REQUESTS WILL BE IGNORED**