PA Horror Con and Film Festival Horror convention! Our goal is for fans to see amazing Horror films in the indie scene and also an opportunity to mingle with big names in horror. Horror fans can also participate in Q&A sessions, see the amazing vendors from around the Horror scene and watch the best indie films around.

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The event will include over 10 well known celebrities, many Indie Horror films, Film Awards, 100 vendors, Cosplay, Photo Ops and more!

MORE ABOUT PA HORROR CON AND FILM FESTIVAL

The PA Horror Con and Film Festival was an idea by founder Ryan Scott Weber after creating NJ Horror Con and Film Festival and experiencing Horror Cons and Film Festivals around the country. Weber started NJ Horror Con and The Horror Sideshow Market that is also in PA and wanted to create a TRUE Horror Con for all the Horror fans in PA. The PA Horror Con and Film Festival is a once a year gathering of professionals in the horror industry, actors, artists, filmmakers, dealers and, of course, horror fans. PAHC serves as both an industry insider’s networking event and a chance for fans of the genre to get together, meet some of the creative talents in the field, and generally spend a weekend celebrating all things scary. It’s going to be a “True State of Horror” at the PA Horror Con and Film Festival!

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.

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 PA 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 PA.

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 PA we are able to recommend you stay at the Delta Hotels Allentown Lehigh Valley 7736 Adrienne drive, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania 18031 , 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 PA Horror Con and Film Festival. For the purpose of the screenings I authorize PA Horror Con and Film Festival to market the film or video in whatever manner they see fit. I acknowledge that PA Horror Con and Film Festival holds the screening rights of the above listed film or video for PA 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 PA Horror Con and Film Festival, and that the film and the screening of the film by PA 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 PA Horror Con and Film Festival, and that nobody representing PA 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 PA 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 PA 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 PA Horror Con and Film Festival, and the entrant understands that PA 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, PA 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 PA 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.

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  • Joe Reilly

    Love Tony Goggles and the team behind this festival! It was such a blast and even when the actor hosting the film festival awards decided to override the judges and award us best film, the team went with the flow and allowed it, letting us take home best short at the festival!

    Such an amazing job, especially for a first year, and we cannot wait to return!

    September 2021
  • Dan Gregory

    I had a lot of fun at the first annual PA Horror Con and Film Festival. I strongly recommend it. I'll be sending another film next year!

    August 2021