Phoenix FearCON is a partne for the debut of the PhxMF Film Festival happening on October 9 - 12 2024 at the AMC Arizona Center in Phoenix Arizona. FearCON is hosting Horror Night on Friday, October 11th 2024

This call for entries is for Short Films and Feature Films. Winners will receive an award trophy.
We will also offer film submitters the opportunity to participate in our new streaming channel dedicated to horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and suspense.

Films will be adjudicated by a panel of professionals and viewed by attendees. Viewership is worldwide on the FearCON Network

Phoenix FearCON Independent Horror Film Festival is a community driven event focused on the independent horror film maker, and the obstacles they face trying to get their film projects noticed.

Our volunteer staff work tirelessly and without compensation to make sure the FearCON is the best event visited by our guests and film makers.

Phoenix FearCON has been showcasing since 2006, dedicated to strengthening the general understanding of horror genre film culture by providing audiences independent, cutting‐edge, original films – and authentic representations of horror from around the world.

Through time the festival has evolved to include a wider variety of genres for audiences to enjoy, all of which portray a different aspect of terror along with an atmosphere dedicated to the horror movie fan.

Phoenix FearCON provides a significant opportunity for audiences to come and see what independent Horror is all about from different perspectives and reflect.

Cinema is a bridge that connects us all. The committee members and our volunteers have a passion and energy dedicated to this event.

Best Feature:
Award plus invite to stream on the FearCON Network, plus meeting with one of FearCon's partner Film Distribution companies.

Best Short: Award, plus invite to stream on the FearCON Network and swag

Best Animated Film - Award plus invite to stream on the FearCON Network and swag

Audience Favorite - Award plus invite to stream on the FearCON Network and (if a feature film) a meeting with one of FearCon's partner Film Distribution companies.

ALL FILMS, FILMMAKERS, AND COMPANIES WILL BE PROMOTED THROUGH JAY MICHAELS COMMUNICATIONS/CHANNEL I (a New York boutique PR firm) AND FEARCON NETWORK on ROKU

For this round we are only looking for FEATURE and SHORT Films) and should be more or less in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy/mystery/suspense genre.

ELIGIBILITY: Films CAN NOT have been released for broad distribution (DVD, on-demand or theatrical) in the United States, prior to the date of the festival.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION:
* A link to a digital screener is preferred
* or a DVD (NTSC preferred)
* Synopsis
* Cast/Crew Bios
* Photo Stills
* Any additional information you feel might be of interest, e.g. film background, trailer, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns:
Please email director@phoenixfearcon.com.

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  • Louie Duran

    This festival is a great opportunity for horror filmmakers.

    May 2024
  • John Kalning

    Honored to be a part of the festival and even more honored to win best animation! Thank you so much!!!!

    May 2024
  • Kenny Foo

    Thank you for selecting my short “Slash”! Hope to make it in person someday!

    September 2023
  • François Ricard-Sheard

    The whole team here really trying to shine a light on the filmmakers accomplishments. It's amazing to see so much passion pushing the genre. Immense thanks.

    November 2022
  • Katherine Grant-Suttie

    We had a fine time with this venerable Festival, and truly appreciate the honor of selection--as well as a Best Director Award for Nightmoor Manor!

    October 2022