Port of Fear Film Festival is dedicated to celebrating independent filmmakers, and highlight local Midwest filmmakers, in the horror genre.

The event will take place in the historic Kemper Center ballroom, in Kenosha, WI on July 30th, 2022.

In addition to the screenings, there will be Q&As with the filmmakers, a pre-event filmmakers meet and greet, cash bar, and an afterparty at a TBD location in downtown Kenosha, WI.

We are accepting shorts and features in the horror genre, including sci-fi, fantasy, and thriller. We are open to any form of horror, and are looking for what "horror" means to you as filmmakers. We hope to have every audience member feel represented by the films we have the honor of programming. Diversity in submissions is highly encouraged. If you have a fantastic horror film, please submit!

A panel consisting of genre fans and professional filmmakers will decide on awards for Best Feature, Best Short, Best International, and Best Local Film. And of course there will be an Audience Choice Award!

We want your very best genre shorts and features. There is NO 'Film Made By' date. Send us your best work.

If sending hard copies for submissions, be it for consideration or accepted status, and would like it returned, please include a self-addressed postage paid mailer.

Submission copies must be an Online Screener (preferred submission method), DVD, or Blu-Ray (NTSC system only) with a digital file.

A H.264 video is the preferred Exhibition formats accepted but will also accept other data digital files.

Please do NOT send .ZIP files!

When final films are selected, filmmakers may be contacted for alternative film formats for programming purposes.

Once films are submitted, no alterations may be made unless given approval by Port of Fear Film Festival programmers.

Please read the following informations before submitting.

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

I have read, understand and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this submission are true.
This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation and I am authorized to submit this film to the festival.

I hold Port of Fear Film Festival and its promotion team harmless from any claims of liability for anything that may occur during the course of the festival or screening of the film.

I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music, print, images and everything contained in the film and/or promotional materials of the submitted film.

I give permission for Port of Fear Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

I give permission for Port of Fear Film Festival to screen the film at the festival for which it was submitted.