New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival!
It's New Jersey's first true Independent Horror Film Festival!
We will host a number of amazing film premieres and screenings. Some films will be presented with introductions by the filmmakers. New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival will be at the Showboat Hotel Atlantic City, NJ. We had special guests in the past such as John Waters, Elvira, Danielle Harris, Lloyd Kaufman, Crispin Glover, Adam Green, Kevin Tenney, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Mick Garris and more!!! Who will come this year????

Our mission is to inspire and promote talented New Jersey and the Tri-state area independant filmmakers & artists. The New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival provides opportunities for you to mingle with celebrities, networking, exhibition, and screenings. We provide a unique experience for the public to experience films often with the filmmakers available to answer questions and share experiences with the audiences.

NJHCAFF was created by filmmaker Ryan Scott Weber to support independent film and filmmakers in the independent community. The film festival is surrounded by a convention atmosphere with celebrates and vendors to create a perfect networking and movie fan and filmmakers event.

The festivals creator, Ryan Scott Weber has worked as director, writer, producer, actor, cinematographer and editor on 4 feature films, Mary Horror, Sheriff Tom VS. The Zombies, Witches Blood and his more recent Pretty Fine Things (best actor at Horror Hound Film Festival) and also his TV series 'ZOMBIES INCORPORATED' which is in its 4th season.

The festival is calling for: Feature films, shorts, that have dark or horror or Sci-fi themes. We also hope local New Jersey filmmakers submit. Winning films will be chosen by a jury of leading film and media professionals:

Disclaimer:

Due to the high cost of making the awards and mailing them. You must be present to receive an actual award. You will not receive a psychical award if not present.

There is no refunds on any submission for any reason whatsoever. All sales are final. If you do not get selected you do not get your submission fee back.

Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor Performance, Best Actress Performance, Best Short Film, Best New Jersey Film, Best New Jersey Short, Best Cinematographer, Best Editing, Best Screenplay (for film), Audience Award, more TBA.

Disclaimer:

Due to the high cost of making the awards and mailing them. You must be present to receive an actual award. You will not receive a psychical award if not present.

There is no refunds on any submission for any reason whatsoever. All sales are final. If you do not get selected you do not get your submission fee back.

We require films initially be submitted via FilmFreeway but also online screeners, i.e. private Youtube or Vimeo links work as well. We do not accept physical preview copies (i.e. DVDs).

In submitting your film or video to New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival you guarantee that you have all the relevant permissions, licenses and releases for your film or video to be screened in a public exhibition. You must have in your possession the permissions, licenses and releases for the submitted film or video's music, script, actors etc. Films must be completed in 2014 or later.

If your film is selected to screen at the festival, you must supply us with a copy of your film in one of the following formats: Blu-Ray, digital media file, DCP, or DVD.

While care will be taken, we are unable to guarantee the safety of your DVD, Blu-ray, hard drive, or film while in our possession, or in transit. If selected to screen at the festival, please do not send us a master copy, or your only copy of the film.

We do not pay for shipping of Blu-Ray, digital media file, DCP, or DVD. If selected to screen at the festival, filmmaker agrees to arrange for and pay for shipping of film or DCP to the festival in New Jersey.

Additional publicity materials (stills, posters etc.) are encouraged if your film is selected to screen at the festival (although not required).

Please select the most relevant category for your film. You may choose between:

1. Horror Feature Films: Any feature length film (45 to 140 minutes in duration) that deals with horror or sci-fi themes.

2. Horror Short Films: Any live action film (45 minutes or under in duration) that deals with horror or sci-fi themes. Your film can be narrative fiction, experimental, or even a documentary about horror or sci-fi.

3. Horror Music Videos

4. Horror Series Episode

A panel of judges, selected by the New Jersey Horror Con, will decide the winners of each of the above categories. The winners of each category will be announced at the festival's awards night. In all cases, the judges' decisions are final. Audience award is decided by audience vote.

Entrants whose films are chosen for screening at the festival will be notified by the notification date. Entrants whose films are selected will be given two free ticket to the screening of their film at New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival.

If you decide to attend the festival and require accommodation while in New Jersey we are able to recommend you stay at the Showboat Atlantic City, NJ, but unable to cover any costs that your travel or accommodation might incur.

By submitting to the festival you agree to abide by and commit to the following statement: "I authorize New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival to screen the film or video listed above, upon the film or video's acceptance in New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival. For the purpose of the screenings I authorize New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival to market the film or video in whatever manner they see fit. I acknowledge that New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival holds the screening rights of the above listed film or video for New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival. I confirm that all other rights remain the sole property of myself and/or my nominated production company. I hereby confirm that all material used in the production of the film or video is the original work of myself or my nominated production company, or is work for which I or my nominated production company have obtained with releases, including but not limited to actors, performances and the musical score. I guarantee that I have obtained all the necessary permissions, licenses and clearances to enter this film or video into New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, and that the film and the screening of the film by New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, does not infringe the moral and ethical rights including copyright of any third party. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, and that nobody representing New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival has guaranteed my acceptance into the festival prior to this submission. I have read and agree to the general rules, terms and conditions of The New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival. I have also read and agree to any specific rules relating to the category that I am entering my film, video."

The entrant agrees that he or she will never assert against Broken Graves 1 or New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival any claim or action based on plagiarism, infringement, confidential or fiduciary relationship, implied contract, idea theft, unfair competition or any other theory arising in connection with their submission to New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, and the entrant understands that NJ HORROR CON accepts no liability of any kind for the unauthorized use of all or part of such submissions by any person. In this regard, the entrant hereby absolutely releases and forever discharges Atomic Kid Productions, New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival and its officers, employees, volunteers, judges, readers, affiliates, and associates, individually and collectively, of or from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, legal fees, expenses, debts, actions, and causes of action against Atomic Kid Productions or New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival of every kind whatsoever, now and in the future, in connection with the entrant's submission.

Disclaimer:

Due to the high cost of making the awards and mailing them. You must be present to receive an actual award. You will not receive a psychical award if not present.

There is no refunds on any submission for any reason whatsoever. All sales are final. If you do not get selected you do not get your submission fee back.

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  • NJ HORROR CON is an awesome event. They do such a great job of advertising and drawing in huge crowds. We had multiple attendees reach out to us after seeing our film! This is always the sign of a well run festival. I had a work trip that left me unable to attend but I got updates from a lot of my friends there who were simply raving about the experience. Thank you for recognizing The Andy Baker Tape! We look forward to screening with you again!

    November 2021
  • I want festival T-shirts but not shipping Japan.
    Very Very sad.

    November 2021
  • Phoenix Flash

    Unfriendly staff and a disorganized festival. Atlantic City is a hell hole. The celebrities signing autographs were more interested in looking at their cell phones. I traveled four hours to attend and was treated like dirt. A complete waste of time. Also, leading up to the festival, my E-mails were ignored.

    November 2021
  • We had a blast being a part of this festival! We'll be back for sure with new films...

    April 2021
  • JoeBert Entertainment

    We were part of the October 2019 festival. Our film, "Play Date", was screened in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd and there was plenty of opportunity to network. What more could a filmmaker ask for?

    October 2020