Michigan's newest horror convention and film festival is back!

We are now accepting horror/sci-fi features and shorts.

BIG NEWS: It brings us great joy to announce that Kyyba Films will be joining us in bringing back the spirit of independent film. As a sponsor of our film festival, Kyyba Films has given us this letter of intent (above). We truly believe that this will be a wonderful opportunity for the incredible filmmakers accepted into our film festival.

Short Film Category Awards:
Best Kill
Best Effect
Best Original Concept
Best of Shorts

Feature Film Category Awards:
Best Kill
Best Effect
Best Original Concept
Best of Features

Michigan Made Category Award:
Best of Michigan Made

Film screening times and dates of films are at the discretion of Motor City Legacy Horror ConventionandFilmFestival, April 14th-16th 2023. All accepted films will be screened at least once during the festival; some films may be screened twice. Motor City Legacy llc. may also reserve the right to screen the film in the two weeks after the festival to promote the submissions on Motor City Legacys app. Motor City Legacy llc. may also screen the film one additional time at another promotional, "Best of the Fest" or educational event. 
Filmmaker agrees to allow Motor City Legacy llc. to show segments (60 seconds or less) of film for festival promotional purposes.  Filmmaker agrees to allow Motor City Legacy llc. to use film stills/photographs/imagery from film for year-round festival promotional purposes in print and online.
The filmmaker is responsible for providing the festival with a digital Exhibition File and/or Copy. Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films and hard drives while they are in the possession of Motor City Legacy llc. However, Motor City Legacy llc. is not responsible for any loss or damage to films, digital files, or DVDs directly or indirectly caused by any representative, volunteer, staff of Motor City Legacy llc. or arising from damages incurred as a result of actions taken by our screening venues including but not limited to mishandling of the film or equipment malfunction. Motor City Legacy llc. strongly recommends the filmmaker obtain the necessary insurance coverage to protect him or her in the event of damage to, loss of, or theft of, the film or hard drive.
Motor City Legacy llc. reserves the right to use stills and/or clips from accepted films for publicity and printed materials, including on the website, social media outlets, official festival program and promotion of the festival.

The Filmmaker agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Motor City Legacy llc. and its directors, officers, other employees, affiliates, sublicensees, and agents from and against all claims, losses, liabilities, demands, and defense costs (including reasonable expert’s and attorneys' fees), judgments and other expenses (collectively “Losses”) arising out of or on account of the Filmmaker’s breach or alleged breach of any of the terms, warranties, or representations of this Agreement except to the extent such Losses are caused by the breach by Motor City Legacy llc. of its obligations under this Agreement.

This provision shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.

1. If a dispute arises under this Agreement, the parties agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed upon mediator in the following location Wayne County, MI. Any costs and fees other attorney fees associated with the mediation shall be shared equally by the parties.
2. If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, the parties agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location Wayne County, MI under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so. This provision shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.
If any legal action is necessary to enforce this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees, costs and expenses.
I hereby state that I own the copyright to the film I am representing, or have been granted the legal authority by the copyright holder to submit this film for festival exhibition, and indemnify the Motor City Legacy Horror Convention and Film Festival. and all its employees, contractors and volunteers of any damages relating to the copyright of the film.

This agreement embodies the entire agreement and understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings relating to the subject matter. This agreement may not be modified or amended or any term or provision hereof waived or discharged except in writing signed by the parties.
I accept this invitation and understand and agree to the terms outlined above.

Overall Rating
  • Oli Stening

    Fantastic festival! Stoked with our Best Short Film win! The team at Motorcity Legacy are nothing short of fantastic! Wishing you the best of success in years to come!

    April 2023
  • We had such a good time at Motorcity Legacy, definitely looking forward to next year!

    April 2023
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival. The venue was cool and it was nice to see my film and the other films on the big screen. All of the celebrity guest appearances was a nice addition to the festival, and getting to watch Psycho Goreman and sit in on the Q & A with the Director and lead cast was awesome. I had a very good experience overall and will definitely consider submitting future projects to Motor City Legacy Horror Convention & Film Festival.

    April 2023
  • Michael Rognlie

    It was an honor to have my film Gary as an official selection and be screened at this awesome festival.

    March 2022
  • Terence Cover

    This film festival is part of a horror convention and the director and I had a table there for all three days. It seemed to be a mostly smoothly run event with a good selection of guests and vendors. I didn't get to attend the screening of our film (I was left to man the table) but the director did. He stayed for the first 45 minutes and was happy with the audience and their reactions to the film. However, the next day, some audience members reported to us that about an hour into the film the image froze and the projectionist was unable to get the film playing again, though they did make several attempts to fix it. Nobody from the festival team communicated any issues to us about the screening, during or the next day. That was a little frustrating but I do understand it was a small team running the whole event and the folks in the screening room were likely volunteers with no access to communication with us. It still would have been nice to at least get some sort of info from the team running the event but overall, we were happy with the weekend as a whole. Plus, not getting to see the end of the film led to at least 2 extra DVD sales.

    March 2022