Mutant Fest will be held on July 16, 2021 - the first day of Joe Bob's Drive-In Jamboree, at the Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton, PA.

The film festival will be a celebration of low-budget exploitation films made outside the financial support systems of Los Angeles and New York. Mutant Fest salutes and highlights films by guerilla filmmakers with no marketing budget.

Two winning feature films and ten shorts will all be screened at Mutant Fest at the Mahoning Drive-In on the evening of July 16, 2021. Joe Bob Briggs will host and present the awards. Winning filmmakers receive free admission for Friday.

Runners-up will be screened throughout the day at a location to be named later.

All film submissions less than 30 minutes will be considered SHORTS, and anything longer will be considered FEATURES for this festival.

No restrictions on region, though non-native films should be subtitled.

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  • Possibly the best indie horror film festival I have ever been too. Tons of great networking opportunities as well as some awesome merch tents and live performances. It was truly an honor to meet Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mail Girl in person, and also to receive the coveted Hubbie Award for my short film that played up on the legendary Mahoning Drive-In Theater screen. Will definitely submit again.

    July 2021