Join us as we bring the Panic! to Kansas City. Held in the historic Screenland Armour theater our film festival features horror, thriller and sci-fi films.

Some of the films we debuted in previous festivals include Elijah Wood’s Maniac remake, Flight of the Conchords' What We Do in the Shadows (North American Debut), Dark Was the Night and many more.

In addition to our feature film lineup we also host a short film showcase that attendees vote for the best of fest. Our festival also features live podcasts (Last Podcast on the Left) with Q&A sessions. Take a break from the action and check out some of our amazing vendors in the loft or vintage arcade games.

All of this brought to you by Boulevard Brewing Company in collaboration with Screenland Theaters and

Awards & Prizes

Short Film Showcase - Best of Show*
Best Director - Feature Film
Best Film - Feature Film
Audience Choice - Feature Film*
Best Actress - Feature Film
Best Actor - Feature Film

*Voted By Festival Goers at the Festival

Other Awards Will Be Voted by A Selection of Festival Judges.

Rules & Terms

Feature films must be from 2017 without regular release. Films do not need to be in finished state to submit, please mark these as WIP (Work in Progress) Submission.

Only one feature may be submitted per filmmaker, per year.

Non-English language films must have subtitles burned in for submission.

Short films should be no longer than 20 minutes in length to submit.

Submission does not guarantee entry into festival. Filmmakers will be notified no later than Jan. 12 2018 if their film has be accepted into the festival.