Video McNasties Studios presents the first ever Nasty Frames Independent Film Festival! We're dedicated to bringing you some of the sleaziest, filthiest, greasiest, trashiest, grimiest cinematic entertainment that money can buy, and maybe some other stuff as well. We're not overly picky, but we look for projects that have heart and soul. At the end of the day, we're independent filmmakers as well as cinema enthusiasts, so we can appreciate the hard work and sacrifice that goes into a production, and we want other people to recognize it. We also want to provide the viewer with an alternative to conventional festival programming and Netflix recommended viewing.
Awards To Be Announced
All film lengths and genres (including but not limited to horror, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, action, etc.) that are unreleased* in Canada will be considered. Selection is at the final discretion of the programming team. The NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL does not accept films currently available for public consumption in Canada on wide-release home media or streaming and online video sites. All films must be in English, subtitled in English or dubbed in English. Films selected to screen at the NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL are eligible for selection committee awards and audience choice awards.
*Does not apply to Music Videos
Feature Length: 60 minutes or longer
Short: under 30 minutes
Video McNasties Studios and Nasty Frames Independent Film Festival make NO guarantees that your film will be acquired or selected. By submitting, you agree that you have full rights to be able to submit your work, for viewing in the NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, and that you have obtained all necessary rights to be able to submit for exhibition. Entrants will be notified by email if their work has been selected for the festival run to which they have applied. Submissions that fail to meet the outline criteria and terms may be disqualified. No refunds will be provided for disqualified or rejected submissions under any circumstances. Student film entries must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc. and should be emailed at time of entry to email@example.com with entry title in subject line of the email). Student filmmakers that do not supply the required documentation at the time of submission will have their entries disqualified. Final programming and slotting of films will be determined by the NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL programming team in conjunction with input from applicants. The programming team’s decision as to the date and time of the screening is final. Successful applicants will receive this information regarding the date and time of the screening in their official invitation. If selected, the entrant grants the NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL the right to utilize publicity materials related to the production (e.g. press kits, posters, stills, etc.) for promotional purposes, and to broadcast or screen clips / trailers of a maximum of five minutes. No screeners or application materials will be returned. Do not send film prints, master tapes or other originals.
Once a film is programmed in the FESTIVAL it may NOT be removed. If you want to remove your film you MUST do it before the final deadline. After the final deadline, a film is considered entered and we will begin programming immediately, at our discretion. You will get a FilmFreeway notification from us with possibly no further contact as to your inclusion in the festival. Once a film is programmed, you will receive a welcome email from FilmFreeway via the NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL with all the information you need to attend and any further materials if needed.
We prefer to view online screeners only. Submit your film electronically via Filmfreeway.com (https://filmfreeway.com/NastyFramesFilmFestival). Each film must be submitted as either a Feature or Short film submission. Submission guidelines for the NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL are subject to change. The NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL reserves the right to rule on all issues not expressly covered in these guidelines. NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL will only accept one cut (ROUGH or FINAL) of each film for programming consideration. If needed, the NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL will request an updated version and will contact the applicant directly. Please send your film in the most complete and finished form possible. If selected for a screening, it is mandatory that you submit two DVDs or Blurays clearly labeled with the film title for preview screening purposes. The NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL prefers Region 1, NTSC format DVDs and Blurays. Alternatively, you may also provide us with with a HQ downloadable digital copy of your film for screening purposes. The NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL will not assume responsibility for nor will it accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage.
Please note: the The NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL does not accept international shipments via United Parcel.
If you must mail a screener, please contact us at:
DVD, Bluray and digital file formats (Quicktime, Mpeg, Mov) are the only accepted formats. If you do not supply us with an Exhibition copy by the deadline, we will screen the version we have. Please note: If you want us to use a VIMEO LINK for exhibition, make sure your profile allows the DOWNLOAD option. Delivery details will be listed in your acceptance letter and will include request for press access / screeners and links to excerpts for press.
While we will do everything we can to protect your information, what happens with it when another person has it in their possession (like a film guide, or screener access) it is impossible for us to manage and therefor, the NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL and VIDEO MCNASTIES STUDIOS, and its employees and volunteers can not be held liable for what happens to your information once released via your screener.
Submission guidelines for the NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL are subject to change. The NASTY FRAMES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL reserves the right to rule on all issues not expressly covered in these guidelines.