Mondo Cult Variety Film Showcase Presents - CACA!!! Cute and Creepy Anthology! Are you bored sitting around your house with your pets and wish you were making films? Well we want you to make a film and we want to screen it!

For CACA we aren't looking for your *best* but we still want you to be weird and creative. The rules are to make a horror short under 10 minutes long featuring your pet (make one up if needed, we said be creative). The 15 finalists will make up the "Anthology" and will screen in Kansas City AND be available on-line for two weeks in October. Audience choice votes from both in-house and on-line will be collected and the CACA winner will "take the kitty" - a cash prize from the proceeds collected.

"Only Hell Has Better Films" - everyone, after they see Mondo Cult Film Showcase

From the people in charge of Etheria Film Night comes the Mondo Cult Film Variety Showcase. Mondo Cult is a monthly screening series at the TapCade/Screenland Armour Theater in Kansas City, Missouri that showcases the best new underground, surreal, crazy, experimental, obscene, absurd, rule-breaking, and outlaw films from around the world.

It's the 21st century and the definitions of "art" and "cinema" no longer have to be inaccessible or pretentious. By joining our festival, you're making a statement that art has no rules, film is art, and anyone with talent is deserving of being celebrated even if they fail to conform to the rules of mainstream cinema.

Here are the submission fees:
$10 short under 10 minutes

Music videos, documentaries, and animation will be considered in addition to live narrative (and everything in between).

This is not just another underground film festival. We're the best one.

If your film breaks the rules, if your film oversteps boundaries, and if your film redefines what the words "cult" and "outlaw cinema" mean, we want to see it. And if it's right for our fest, we'll screen it in front of eager and hungry audiences waiting to discover their newest favorite pioneering filmmaker.

Cash Prize for audiences favorite CACA entry

Must be horror
Must feature a "pet"

Submissions open until September 30, 2020. 15 finalists will screen last two weeks of October.

Submissions should include download option in either FilmFreeway or Vimeo

Overall Rating
  • Our Producer just got back from Mondo Cult and raved about the quality of films and hospitality of the Mondo Cult crew. Leading up to the festival the communication was great and it's obvious that Heidi, Stacy and the rest of the team really care about the films they program. If your film is outside of the mainstream and you're looking for a welcoming place to showcase it, I highly recommend submitting to Mondo Cult!

    January 2019
  • So,
    I am super fortunate to have had a film at the inaugural event. It was on the other side of the country so unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend.
    However between the kind words of encouragement from the fest directors and the conversations with the other filmmakers it already feels like a little family. A weirdo family but a family. I hope I’m lucky to have more films to screen in the future that’s for sure!

    November 2018
  • Maegan Houang

    Playing at the Mondo Cult Film Variety Showcase was by far one of my favorite screening experiences. The programming was exciting and dynamic and the crowd really wanted to be there. Will definitely submit all my work here!

    November 2018