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Our 2021 Event will be some sort of limited hybrid in person theater experience along with a virtual online festival. More details on capacity regarding theaters in the coming weeks due to COVID restrictions. In person events will require social distancing and masks.
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, 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 showcases that attendees vote for the best of fest. Our festival features live podcast shows (Last Podcast on the Left, Movie Crypt, Generation Why and Cult Podcast.) and Q&A sessions after select films.
Take a break from the action and check out some of our amazing vendors or vintage arcade games.
All of this brought to you by Screenland Theaters in collaboration with DownrightCreepy.com
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.
Short films must be from 2020 - 2021 without regular release date. Films do not need to be in finished state to submit, please mark these as WIP (Work in Progress) Submission.
Only one short may be submitted per filmmaker, per year.
Non-English language films must have subtitles burned.
By submitting your film you agree to supply a screener for approved members of the press
Short Film Running Time: 16 minutes (max)
Feature Film Running Time: 120 minutes (max)
Submission does not guarantee entry into festival. Filmmakers will be notified no later than April 12, 2021 if their film has be accepted into the festival.