2 SCREENINGS IN THE TWO MAIN CITIES OF BRAZIL - RIO E SÃO PAULO
The Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival is more than a competition, it’s an event that unites the best of the horror, thriller, and fantasy films with rock & roll in a big party for moviegoers who love music, and cinema.

Our huge halloween themed pajama party will take place in one of the most interesting and hip locations of Rio de Janeiro, Reserva Cultural Niterói. The Reserva Cultural Niterói is a huge and beautiful entertainment complex that unites cinema, restaurants, art gallery, café, bookstore and is located at an original building projected by the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer, featuring the Guanabara Bay as its backdrop, a perfect location for a horror movie film festival that culminates with a rock & roll party every night. Rio de Janeiro, where we receive our filmmakers, has a bohemian and industrial atmosphere, aside from the beatiful beaches guaranteeing an amazing overall experience.

Prepare your heart for scarily exciting nights filled with the best of international thrillers, rock & roll, drinks in test tubes, and lots of purple popcorn.

Best Long Horror Film - Award
Best Short Horror Film - Award
Best Short Fantastic - Award
Best Pilot TV - Award
Best Pilot Web - Award
The Scariest Film in the Festival - Award
The Funiest Horror Movie That Cannot Be Taken Seriously - Award
Audience Vote - Award
NEW! BRAZILLIAN FILMMAKER AWARD SPONSORED - EQUIPMENT RENTAL AND OTHER PERKS
Special Distribution Award
All films will be evaluated by our guest distributors, and will get a shot to run for the Special National Distribution Award.

The Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival only accepts the following genres: Horror, Thriller, and Fantasy in the formats feature, short and animation.

All international films must be subtitled in portuguese and have a DCP copy to show at the movie theater. THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE FESTIVAL. WE DO NOT ACCEPT FILMS WITHOUT THOSE REQUIREMENTS. In case, your film doesn't have the required subtitles, inquire about our filmmaker package that includes subtitles and the DCP copy necessary for the screening at the festival.

Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival.

Submissions WILL NOT be returned.

We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place, except if they have been released commercially.

Incomplete projects are not accepted.

Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each.

The festival has the capability to screen BluRay and DCP.

EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival.

The festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. The Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film.

Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

ENTRY LIABILITY
The filmmaker holds the Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

Overall Rating
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  • Russell Emanuel

    Great festival that treated us very well, thank you so much for having us!

    August 2019
  • Gianluca Bertone

    Organizers over there where very pro active, kind and good communicators. The jury assigned to our movie an honorable mention for our horror movie The Unwilling and they returned in a timely manner our DCP.

    May 2018