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Our festival was schedule for September 19th. Unfortunately, due to the COVID situation, it won't be possible to make any presentation in front of an audience.

Some festival have decide to just cancelled their 2020 edition. At Requiem, we know how hard to make a movie and that most of the time, the festivals nominations and awards are the paycheck for most of the filmmakers. We feel that, even if we will not have any event, you all deserved a shot. Usually we can only select a maximum number of films because we have a maximum of screening hours available and it's always super hard to select or to reject a movie.

Therefore, we announce that every submission will automatically become a 2020 Official Selection and will have the chance to be nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Kill for both feature and short films On top of that, we are adding the following categories : Best Horror Documentary, Best Horror Anthology, Best Canadian and Local (Quebec) film. All the nominations will be announced on September 19th.

Categories will then have 5 nominees each which will be announced on September 11th,
On October 30th, the winners of every categories will be unveil on our Facebook page during a live screening event.

Thanks for submitting your film and can't wait to do this live event on October 30th.


Next event:

Requiem Fear fest Part IV : September 19th 2020

The Requiem FearFest aims to be Montreal’s premier horror convention for the 5th year in a row. 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 Actor (in a feature film)
- Best Actress (in a feature film)
- Best Kill (in a feature film)

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

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


- 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)

- 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.*




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,

Overall Rating
  • We could not attend but followed online, looked FANTASTIC!

    Wonderful communication, great festival!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tony !

  • Thank you for programming the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge !

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure Andrew !!!

  • Matt Frame

    I couldn't attend but was really impressed with the communication & flexibility by those who run/organize the event. Huge thanks to them!!

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Hey Matt ! Thanks ! Hope to meet in person one day,

  • Jose Holder

    Really loved going to this festival and enjoyed the presentation of films that were perfectly curated for horror aficionados like myself! Kudos, and thank for screening my 1st film, REDRUBY!

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jose. Was really fun to screen you movie

  • Michael Melski

    Great festival and how awesome to be part of such an elite group of films! How even more fun to win Best Feature Film for The Child Remains! Steve Villeneuve and his team are doing something VERY cool at Requiem Fear Fest, highly recommended!

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Always amazing to get some amazing films like yours !