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Requiem Fear fest Part VI : September 17, 2022

The Requiem FearFest aims to be Montreal’s premier horror convention since 2016. We will provide a venue for fans and creators alike to celebrate all things horror.

The Requiem FearFest will bring together fans, retailers, and guest speakers.The convention will feature panels and Q&As featuring experts and filmmakers, as well as autograph signings and special screenings.

In addition to presentations of featured films, Requiem will include a film festival celebrating independent horror film-making from artists just down the street and across the globe.

If you’re a filmmaker with a horror film to present, be sure to visit our submission guidelines before sending in your masterpiece!

- Best Feature Film
- Best Director (in a feature film)
- Best Actress/Actor (in a feature film)
- Best Kill (in a feature film)

- Best Short Film
- Best Director (in a short film)
- Best Actress/Actor (in a short film)
- Best Kill (in a short film)

- Best Horror Documentary
- Best Canadian film
- Best Local film (Quebec)

GUIDELINES

- Movies submitted must have some sort of horror elements to be considered for our program. We accept Sci-Fi, documentaries, comedies, experimental, animation, dramas, ect. as long as they are in the horror genre

- Entries can only be submitted via an online source, such as vimeo.
Hard-copies will not be considered

- Screening formats are DIGITAL FILES
The best way to download your film is via VIMEO. We also accept files from a google drive or a WeTransfer link.
*Quicktime Digital file: H264 or ProRes – We would like files under 4G if possible.

- Filmmakers must deliver final format for festival screenings by September 1st.
No exceptions will be permitted!.

- Premiere status will be one of the factors considered when determining a film inclusion (world, North-America, Canadian, Montreal Premiere)

-A STR file of your film MUST be available if the movie is not in French.

- Foreign language films MUST be dubbed or subtitled in English or the film will not be accepted.

- Filmmakers that are accepted into the festival will receive 2 Passes into the show..

- Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special screening/presentation information we might need to know.

- Cost of shipping exhibition prints to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival can not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Please use as little packaging material as possible to cut down on trash.

- All entries selected grant the Festival the right to use audio, video, and still images for promotional materials. The Festival will request artwork or promotional material for use on the website once the film is accepted to screen.

*Entry does not guarantee placement in the program. However, each submission will be carefully considered.*

** ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE **

***WE DO NOT PAY RENTAL FEES FOR SUBMITTED WORK THAT IS PROGRAMMED. ***

PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT

I, the undersigned, represent and warrant that I have full legal right ant authority to submit heretofore mentioned film/video project for consideration by The Montreal Requiem FearFest, and that all necessary consents, licensing and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto. I agree to hold The Montreal Requiem FearFest and its sponsors harmless is ant and all matters pertaining to the consents, licenses, and approvals of heretofore film/video project. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into The Montreal Requiem FearFest. No one from The Montreal Requiem FearFest or its sponsors has guaranteed me admission into the festival. I, the undersigned, have read the terms and conditions appearing on the The Montreal Requiem FearFest web site, and agree, without exception, to all the terms and conditions stated,

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  • Christian Lemieux

    Awesome gang with an awesome festival
    Cheers!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Christian !

  • Justin Miller

    This was the best festival experience we’ve had thus far! Great communication, and just an overall positive experience. Looking forward to submitting future projects to Requiem Fear Fest.

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Justin. Hope to be able to meet in person soon !

  • Very important festival with great organization and very professional staff. Thank you very much for everything

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Luigi. Keep up make great films :)

  • Dominique Rochon

    What can I say: this what just awesome! I was really excited to have my film selected (Canadian Premiere) and showed on TV in Québec. The guys who run this event are real maniacs, which is positive for an horror film festivals! Films selection was really good, great competition. I haven’t noted the hospitality because we were not in person, but for the rest it was great! I will resubmit.

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Dominic ! Really hope we will be able to see you on September 17th 2022 at the "real life" Requiem :)

  • John Nicol

    The folks over at Montreal Requiem are a top-notch team, and they made their event stellar despite the world climate. Forging ahead to make everything happen wonderfully...their amazing communication, their vibe, their love of all things horrible and indie, and their dedication to making this festival work, exceeded my expectations. I hope to have my sequel ready to submit for next season - John Nicol (Director of UNDERNEATH: An Anthology Of Terror).

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hi John ! Thanks for the good words. We are happy that, even with this pandemic, we did find a way to have a festival. Can't wait fro September 17th for the next one. Please keep sending us your films.