YEAR TWO! Located within Driving distance to St Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia, Moberly is centrally located and an excellent venue for a film fest. We will have two screening rooms, a vendor area focusing on the weird and macabre, and concessions run by the local high school theatre group, and we will be inviting you, the filmmakers, to talk about your films and experiences after the showings. We will show two classic horror movies at the restored 4th Street Theatre in Downtown Moberly, along with submitted films. This year, we are changing venues to the 4th Street Theatre with vendors outside and the secondary viewing room at the Library!

Award Best of the Fest
Awards 1st-3rd Best Horror Short Film 1-29 minutes
Awards 1st-3rd Best Horror Feature Film over 30 min
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the festival, but you do not need to be in attendance to win! Prizes are a trophy and bragging rights.

All films are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films and videos are eligible, regardless of when or where they were produced.

Here's the Legal Stuff:

1 . I have read, understand, and fully complied with all submission eligibility information, submission guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry, and Entry Eligibility requirements.
2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.
3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation or threatened by any litigation.
4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival.
5 . I hold MACA and Phobia Film Fest harmless from damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the Festival's possession of the film.
6 . I hold MACA and PFF, sponsors, affiliates, etc., harmless from all claims of liability resulting from my entry.
7 . I certify that I have full rights to use the music in the entered work.
8. Once an entry payment has been processed. We cannot provide a refund. The account holder may be subject to any fees if a payment is disputed.
9. I permit MACA and PFF to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the short or feature for promotional purposes
10. I permit MACA and PFF to screen the film at the 2023 Phobia Film Fest. Any future screenings will only happen with the filmmaker's permission.
14. MACA and PFF are granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival. While I couldn't attend the festival in person, I appreciate the level of communication. Overall, I had a very good experience with this festival and will definitely consider submitting future projects to Phobia Film Fest.

    September 2023
  • I was honored to participate in this year's Phobia Film Fest with "Mirrorty" short film! - πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    September 2023
  • Ryan Smith

    A wonderful event hosted by people who cared about both the films and the filmmakers. Honored to have won "Best of the Fest" this year with ELDRITCH, USA.

    September 2023
  • Sara Gorsky

    Really LOVED Phobia FF and all the people there! Mark was stellar at communicating leading up to the fest and at making me feel right at home when I was there. Our film FROM THE SHADOWS couldn't have had a better midwest premiere. Since it's a newer festival it's still small crowd-wise, but Mark and his team brought in great vendors and late night programming, and I have a feeling they'll see a lot of attendance growth next year. Highly recommend submitting and making it out to Moberly to share the scares with these fine folks.

    September 2023
  • Ted Barnette

    I am honored my short film, The Devil's Tromping Ground, was selected by this up and coming festival. I hope Phobia Film Fest is around for many years to come.

    September 2023