NecronomiCon Providence is a convention dedicated to the exploration of weird fiction in film, art, and literature.

What is weird fiction, you ask? It's a strange hybrid genre pulling together elements of horror, science-fiction, fantasy, and surrealism into a unique tone and flavor.

We're looking for weird films that fit that bill! We are a non-competitive film festival; that means we are focused on the celebration of all things weird, not awards. We also don't focus on year limits or requirements that a film be made within a certain timeline --- just that it be awesome and fits somewhere within the realm of horror. That's right; your film needn't be exclusively Lovecraft-oriented to be included. Cosmic horror, dark psychological horror, creature features, cult, and tentacles are all encouraged. Lovecraft adaptations are of course, welcome, as are adaptations of Lovecraft's literary circle, inspirations, or spiritual descendants, such as: Edgar Allan Poe; Lord Dunsany; Robert Bloch; Robert W. Chambers; Clark Ashton Smith; Arthur Machen; M.R. James; Robert E. Howard; Stephen King; Clive Barker, etc. Got a question? Please get in touch.

Attendees come from around the world for four days of celebration and discussion of this strange and beloved genre.

Past guests have included Ramsey Campbell, Diane O'Bannon, and Stuart Gordon.

Past events have included performances by the bands Neurosis, Lustmord and Earth, a special interactive screening of the Dunwich Horror, masquerade balls, panels galore, gaming tables, and much more.

The convention is held in Providence, RI and will run from August 17th - August 20th 2017.

Necronomicon Providence is a non-competitive film festival that doesn't give out awards.


Categories: horror short films up to 35 minutes in length and feature horror films beginning at 60 minutes in length.


You will be notified of acceptance via email. We will come to you; please don't email us.


Acceptable screening formats are: Blu-ray, Pro-Res files, or DVD.


Incomplete films (missing score, soundtrack, color correction, etc) will not be accepted. Incomplete films submitted may result in forfeiture of submission fees.

All submissions must be made via the Necronomicon Providence FilmFreeway account. This ensures that your film does not get lost in the flood of films, and that the selection committee gives your film proper attention and consideration.

All submissions for consideration should be made via link or electronic transfer. We will only take physical media as a submission under special circumstances. This rule does not apply to exhibition screeners should your film be selected for the festival.

All entries selected into the Necronomicon Providence automatically give the organizers the right to use any footage from the preview screener and/all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us relating to this entry for promotional purposes, without limitations.

Online screeners must be uploaded no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective entry fees. One submission per title.

If a film is accepted, entrant agrees to ship exhibition materials (if needed, though digital transfers are preferred) to the festival at their own expense, to arrive at the Necronomicon Providence office by Monday, July 17, 2017. Necronomicon Providence can only provide return shipping if the entrant pays for return shipping. Although every possible care will be taken with exhibition material in our possession, Necronomicon Providence accepts NO responsibility for loss or damage. Entry fees are non-refundable.

By submitting, you agree to hold Necronomicon Providence and its sponsors harmless in any and all matters pertaining to the consents, licenses, and approvals of heretofore project.

Should your film be accepted to Necronomicon Providence, you grant Necronomicon Providence the right to use any footage from the preview screener, and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials pertaining to this entry for Necronomicon Providence's promotional non-commercial purposes, without limitations.

Submission to Necronomicon Providence constitutes an agreement with all festival terms and conditions, and permission to exhibit the work during the festival if selected. Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to submit the work to Necronomicon Providence, that all statements made in this application are true and accurate, and that all necessary rights and clearances have been secured to screen the work at the festival.

You understand that your submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into Necronomicon Providence. No one from Necronomicon Providence or its sponsors has guaranteed you admission into the festival. Necronomicon Providence reserves the right to determine the final eligibility of any work submitted.

Overall Rating
  • Carel Rowe

    I was delighted that you expanded your genre horizons to include screenings of my experimental short, "Doomed." Hope future will
    include more avant-garde cinema in Lovecraft festivals.

    September 2017
  • Phil Healy

    Great vibe, cool people, and a beautiful city to show your horror movie in. Recommend highly!

    August 2017
  • Miguel Ortega

    Great festival . Played the film numerous times . We couldn't attend but we have had many people write to us with positive comments on our film that attended.

    August 2017