Intro:“Folk horror, supernatural tale and urban legend”, a secret path to the Tao of seeking the true essence of the world.
前言:“民俗恐怖、怪谈和都市传说”,秘而不宣地探求世界本真之道。

Folk Horror as a renowned horror genre, was introduced and gradually accepted by the audience via the BBC documentary “A History of Horror”, written by Mark Gatiss. In which “Witchfinder General”(1968), “Blood on Satan’s Claw”(1971) and “The Wicker Man”(1973), the three British horror classics have given “Folk Horror“ a new face. As the genre evolved in the past few decades, more and more films that fell into the folk horror category have further defined the genre and made their impact around the globe. New films and filmmakers never ceased to push the limits in folk horror. Unlike paganism, witchery and the occult often being portrayed in the Western horror world, folk horror in the East has embraced a broader variety of themes, its most original form was born from primitive religions and folklores, and the folk horror that prevalent in Southeast Asia, usually focuses more on traditional culture and folklore. Supernatural tales and urban legends, strictly speaking, are extended branches of folk horror. Oral traditions in folklore studies, for example, includes oral literature, legends, mythology, tales and folklores; Supernatural tales and urban legends are identified as oral literature, after all, and horror films based on the idea of such, should certainly fall into the category of folk horror.
民俗恐怖(Folk Horror)是一个新晋的恐怖类型范畴,大约于2010年通过马克·加蒂斯Mark Gatiss编剧的BBC纪录片《恐怖电影史A History of Horror》推行并逐渐被观众所接受,《驱魔降邪 Witchfinder General》(1968)、《撒旦之鸦 Blood on Satan's Claw》 (1971)、《柳条人 The Wicker Man 》(1973)三部出自英国的经典恐怖片作为流派代表作赋予“Folk Horror”新瓶装旧酒的意义。经过十多年的演进,越来越多的民俗恐怖电影作品被定义并由此推广到世界各地,另一方面也不断有根据民俗恐怖主题而创作的新片在力图拓展神秘主义版图。而在东方世界,不同于乡俗异教与女巫等神秘主义题材,民俗恐怖可归纳的范畴更加宽泛,更接近原始信仰与民间风俗怪谈,在东南亚地区盛行的恐怖作品更是聚焦于传统民俗。怪谈和都市传说严格意义上而言,都是民俗学的分支。像民俗学中的口头民俗学,就包含口传文学,神话、传说、民间故事,怪谈和都市传说归根到底还是口传文学,据此而拍摄的恐怖类型片我们当然也可以归纳为民俗恐怖。

The 7th Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival is opening 2022 Call for Entries, introducing the theme of this year: “Folk Horror, Supernatural Tale and Urban Legend”. We look forward to welcoming films to participate in this competition from the 3 major genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror. We will be working with veteran filmmakers, industry gurus and genre professionals as the jurors to pick the best of the best. Nine awards will be given to the best submissions, as well as a special “Folk Horror Award”, to encourage the making and production of independent folk horror films. The world is a place that real horror takes place every day, the shadows of war and pandemic are hovering over our heads like nonstop; yes, at Pumpkin Fantasy, we are a bunch of horror freaks, but our hearts are filled with light, and we refuse to let the darkness win. We are longing for peace and freedom; we look forward to connecting with fellow filmmakers from all over the world. Together, we rid of this world of the dark gloom with the holy power of cinema. NO WAR! We pray for the return of those that were forced to leave their homelands, and we mourn for the innocents lives that vanished in the war.
第七届南瓜奇幻电影节将以“民俗恐怖、怪谈和都市传说”为主题,面向世界开启2022年度征片活动,欢迎奇幻、科幻、恐怖三大类型主题电影作品参与竞赛,我们将联合类型片领域权威行业人士和资深影迷对所有参赛作品进行选拔,甄选出优秀影片颁发九大奖项,并针对本届主题特别设立“民俗恐怖奖”以鼓励民俗恐怖类型作品的制作与开发。这个世界在不断制造真实的恐怖事件,战争与瘟疫两大阴影笼罩着我们生活的土地,虽然“南瓜奇幻”聚集的是一群恐怖电影爱好者,但我们的内心秉持善意拒绝恐怖,我们向往自由与和平,期待与世界各地的创作者、电影从业者展开友好互动,一起用电影圣光驱逐笼罩世界的阴霾:我们不需要战争!祈愿被战争协迫而背离家园的人们早日回归自己的土地,为战争中牺牲的无辜生命默哀!

The Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival (PFFF) is an independent, fan-funded, non-profit organization that aims to create a friendly community and promote the production of horror, fantasy and sci-fi genres in China. Since 2016, PFFF has hosted a series of screening events in Beijing annually during the Halloween season, inviting genre professionals, filmmakers, film critics and horror fanatics to connect and communicate, it is by far the biggest and the most professional genre film promotion platform in China.
This year in 2022, the 7th PFFF is calling for international entries of original genre films, with the theme of “Folk Horror, Supernatural Tale and Urban Legends”, inviting filmmakers from all over the world to submit their fantasy, sci-fi or horror film, in hopes to establish and promote further communication with international filmmakers and festivals around the globe, and to enhance connection and cultural exchange with international platforms via original films, push the limits of the genres, creating a better future for independent filmmakers and fans.
南瓜奇幻(pumpkin fantasy film festival)由影迷自筹资金独立举办,作为一个非盈利性质的放映组织,意在促进中国恐怖、奇幻、科幻类型片的发展,营造一个良好的类型片迷影氛围。南瓜奇幻从2016年创办以来,每年的万圣节期间在北京线下举行一系列展映活动,邀请类型片行业人士与创作者、影评人、资深影迷互动交流,成为中国最专注的类型片推广平台。2022年第七届南瓜奇幻以“民俗恐怖、怪谈和都市传说”为主题,立足本土原创,再次面向世界公开征集奇幻、科幻、恐怖三大类型作品,以向世界各地的奇幻电影节靠拢,希望通过更多的原创作品交流实现平台的互链,把我们的影迷文化推向新的风口。

1. Competition Group
※Best Folk Horror Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Feature Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Short Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Animation Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Horror Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Fantasy Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Sci-Fi Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Chinese Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Juror’s Choice Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.

2. Screening Group
※No prize.

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(中文)
【奖项内容】

1. 竞赛组
※民俗恐怖奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳长片奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳短片奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳动画奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳恐怖奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳奇幻奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳科幻奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳华语奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※评审团选择奖,1名,奖杯一座。

2. 展映组
无奖项

The 7th Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival will take place from October 26 (Wed.) to October 30(Sun.), 2022.

3. Eligibility
1)Film or video project must be produced and/or completed between January 01, 2019 and August 15, 2022 (application deadline). Project that has not been completed by the application deadline will be accepted but requires submission of demos and trailers, the completed project must be submitted prior to September 15.

2)The genre of the submission is limited to horror, science fiction and fantasy. The running time of the feature film (including the cast & crew list) must be 60 minutes or more. The running time of the short film (including the cast & crew list) must be less than 60 minutes.

3)There are no specific restrictions on the eligibility of premieres. If submission has never been publicly screened prior to the fest, you are welcome to apply for “Pumpkin Fantasy Premiere”, if the submission wins an award, official promotion will be granted.

4)To qualify for the Best Chinese Film Award, the director of the film must be Chinese or the film must be produced in China.

5)There’s no restriction on the production and completion dates of the films that do not participate in the competition, (i.e. screening only).

4. Application
1)No application fee if submitted from China.
2)Application Open Date: April 15, 2022 to August 15, 2022.
*It is recommended to apply early so you won’t miss the application date.
3)International Application: https://filmfreeway.com/PumpkinFantasyFilmFestival666
4)Film Submission Specifications: The film must be of 720p or better quality. Chinese films that are not in Standard Mandarin must include Chinese subtitles; international films that are not in Standard Mandarin must include English subtitles.
5)The information provided & uploaded in the application material will be used for the announcement of the finalists, the announcement of the awards, the print of the fest booklets and the award ceremony. Any errors shall be solely the responsibility of the applicants.

5. Award
1)Competition Group
※Best Folk Horror Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Feature Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Short Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Animation Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Horror Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Fantasy Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Sci-Fi Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Best Chinese Film Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.
※Juror’s Choice Award: 1 winner, 1 trophy.

2)Screening Group
※No prize.

6.Finalist and Awards Announcement
The film festival is expected to announce the full list of finalists on our official Weibo and website in early October, 2022, a notification letter will be sent to the finalists by email. The winners will be announced on the day of the Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival Competition Award Ceremony on November 03, 2022. The announcement will be posted on Weibo as well as the official website.

7.Film Copy
Please send a copy of the selected film to the Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival Official by mail or online by the specified deadline. The finalists are responsible for the shipping cost, if you encounter any problem sending your film, please contact the organizer directly.

*Please Note
After receiving official notification email of being selected to the finalists, if the applicant fails to respond and submit required film copy and, it will be considered as an automatic waiver.

Mailing Info:
Address:
China, Beijing, Tongzhou Qu, Liyuan Zhen, Zhongze Jiayuan, 395 Lou, 2 Danyuan, 402 (Post code: 11012)
Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival Executive Team (Liu Fei)
Phone Number: +8613718047379
Email: pfff_nangua@163.com

Specification of the original film copy:
1)Film Quality: HD (1080p) or up
2)Format: Mov./Mp4./Avi.
3)Language: Copy must come in original language; films in Chinese must have both Chinese and English subtitles, non-English films must have English subtitles.

7.Notes and Copyright
Rights and obligations of participants
1)The participant must agree to provide 10% or no longer than 3 minutes of the film content (shall be edited and provided by the participant), as well as the information, including, but not limited to, documents and files, to Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival and its authorized affiliated third parties without compensation. The Festival and its affiliates are authorized to edit the selected project, (only to add subtitles and make promotion videos), to use in the events of Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival for promotion purpose, including, but not limited to promotional and screening events, such as public performance, presentation and screening.

2)The dubbing, soundtrack, and the graphics used in the film are subject to authorization from the original creator/team for remastering, public release, public performance, public narration, public display, public broadcast, and public transmission. The participant is solely responsible for any legal disputes arising from the screening of the film. If necessary, the organizer may require the participant to submit proof of authorization.

3)After the application procedure is completed, the participant is deemed to have agreed to all the provisions listed by the organizer, the application will not be canceled for any reason. The applicant, producer, distributor of the entry are obliged to ensure the legality of the film. The organizer reserves the right to determine the eligibility of the film.

2022 Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival Committee
Organizers: Bad Movies Studio, Phantom House Film Studio, KR Video
Official Website: http://www.pff-fest.com (in the works)
Email: pfff_nangua@163.com
Phone Number: 13718047379
Douban mini site: Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival
Weibo: Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival
WeChat Public Account: PFFF2016 (or search: Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival)

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(中文)

第七届南瓜奇幻电影节将于2022年10月26日(三)至10月30日(日)举办。

【报名资格】
1.需为2019年1月1日至2022年8月15日(报名截止日)之间制作或完成的作品。接受报名截止日前尚未完成作品(但需要提供未完成小样和预告片,正式完成作品必须在9月15日前提交)。

2.类型仅限于恐怖、科幻、奇幻三种类型,长片片长(含演职人员表)应在60分钟(含)以上,短片片长(含演职人员表)应少于60分钟,且未以任何版本报名过本竞赛和展映(即不得以其它版本或替换片名之方式重复报名)。

3.首映资格无特定限制,但如果从未对外公映过的参赛影片可申请“南瓜奇幻首映”单元,入选后将重点宣传。

4.欲角逐「最佳华语奖」者,参赛影片语言必须为华语且出品制片国家为中国。

5. 不参与竞赛单元(即只参加展映单元)作品,无制作和完成日期限制。

【报名方式】
1. 国内免报名费用。

2. 报名时间:2022年4月15日起至2022年8月15日截止。
※ 建议您提早报名,以免仓促出错,耽误您的报名时间。

3. 平台报名:filmfreeway.com线上平台报名(https://filmfreeway.com/PumpkinFantasyFilmFestival666)。

4. 报名影片规格:影片需720p以上画质,华语影片非普通话发音语言需上中文字幕,国际影片非华语发音语言需上英文字幕。

5. 提供的报名及上传资料将作为入围公布、得奖公布、展映手册印制、颁奖典礼等依据,如有错漏须由报名单位自行承担相关责任。

【奖项内容】
1. 竞赛组
※民俗恐怖奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳长片奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳短片奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳动画奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳恐怖奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳奇幻奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳科幻奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※最佳华语奖,1名,奖杯一座。
※评审团选择奖,1名,奖杯一座。
2. 展映组
无奖项

【入围与得奖公布】
电影节预计于2022年10月初于官方微博和公众号公布完整入围名单,并寄发入围通知信邮件给入围之参赛者。得奖名单则会于2022年11月3日南瓜奇幻电影节竞赛颁奖典礼当天公布,并发布于官方微博和公众号。

【影片拷贝相关规定】
入围影片拷贝请以实体寄送或者网络传输方式于指定期限前寄至「南瓜奇幻电影节办公室」,寄送费用须由入围者自行负担。若寄送有任何问题请直接联系主办单位。

*特殊申明
凡入围作品在收到官方正式入围通知邮件后,需配合主办方在规定时间内提交正式放映影片拷贝和相关资料,如有逾期将视为主动弃权。

寄送资讯:
地址:(101121)北京市通州区梨园镇中泽家园395号楼二单元402
收件人:南瓜奇幻电影节组委(柳飞代收)收
电话:+86 13718047379
电子邮件:pfff_nangua@163.com

正片拷贝规格:
1. 影像画质: HD(1080P)以上Film
2. 视频格式:MOV/MP4/AVI
3.字幕语言:拷贝须为原文发音。中文发音拷贝须同时具备中英文双字幕,非英语发音拷贝则须具备英文字幕。

【注意事项及相关版权事宜】
参赛者之权利与义务:
1. 参赛者同意以(或应自行剪辑提供)参赛作品的10%,或不超过3分钟的影片影音内容,以及其参赛时所提供的文档、资料、档案(包含但不限于上述形式)等,无偿授权南瓜奇幻电影节及其相关授权之第三人,将入围影像创作作品重制编辑(仅限于加中英文字幕及宣传片剪辑),于「2022南瓜奇幻电影节」相关活动中(基于推广之必要,包括但不限于宣传及展映活动)作为公开上映、公开演出、公开口述、公开展示。

2. 影片中之配音、配乐及使用之图文均需向原创作者/团队取得重制编辑、公开上映、公开演出、公开口述、公开展示、公开播放及公开传输之授权,乳因影片播出产生著作权相关法律争议,由参赛者负全部责任。必要时主办单位得要求参赛者提出证明外并签署音乐版权切结书,以供查核。

3. 参赛者于完成报名程序后即视为同意主办单位所列之各项规定,不得以任何理由取消报名。报名者、影片制作方、出品方、发行方或相关单位有义务确保影片之合法性,主办单位保有该片是否具备参赛资格之最终决定权。

2022南瓜奇幻电影节组委
主办方:坏电影工作室、幻像居电影工作室、枯荣影像
官方网站:http://www.pff-fest.com(筹建中)
邮箱:pfff_nangua@163.com
电话:13718047379
豆瓣小站:南瓜奇幻电影节
新浪微博:@南瓜奇幻
微信公众号:PFFF2022(或搜索名称:南瓜奇幻)

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  • Kevin Kopacka

    While I sadly was not able to travel to the festival, the communication throughout was amazing, with a dedicated team that lovingly curated the program and are big fans if the genre. Our film managed to win the prize for Best Feature, which was a great honor!! I'm so happy to have been able to be a part of the festival and will definitely submit again!

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your affirmation, Kevin. We are glad to receive your film work. This festival could have been perfectly held, but due to the epidemic and some other uncontrollable factors, it temporarily cannot proceed in public. However, we have planned to organise another exhibition again during New Year's Day. All we hope is to complete the festival well. See you next year. I'm looking forward to seeing your next work! Come on!

  • Very appreciative of Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival, for their outstanding communication, clarity of asset delivery, friendly tone - and beautiful branding, website and visually dynamic design elements. We are so grateful and honored to have "Eraser // The Love Project" selected for your wonderful festival in Beijing - as our projected China Premiere. We truly hope another screening opportunity will arise in light of the situation there - anytime, and any way possible - and that PFFF may still be our China premiere. Bendu Hua was such a pleasure to work with, and so kind and helpful. We hope to submit to PFFF again, and stay in touch! Thank you so much, Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival!

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your support and encouragement and we will certainly strive to continue with the unfinished screenings.

  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support. We'll do better next year!