SCREAM it off SCREEN is a short film competition where audience members real-time vote "LET it PLAY" or "GONG it" on each film. It airs LIVE on YouTube the first Friday of every month. It's free to submit and watch. Submissions are open until the Tuesday before each show, and entered into a lottery. 15 contestants are then randomly selected to compete LIVE on YouTube just before the show begins. It's exciting, isn't it?

‚Äč15 short films compete every month. Audience members vote when a red square enters the corner of the screen. A link to vote is then provided in the chat.

- Films less than 4 minutes get the red light at the half way point.
- Films more than 4 minutes get the red light at the 3 minute mark.

If "GONG it!" is the majority, the film will be cut short and we'll move on to the next. Gonged films are not eligible to win the cash prize, but can be reworked and reentered to a competition in the future.

At the end of the nigh, each viewer casts one vote for their favorite film. The winner will then be announced LIVE on AIR.


Winners also go on to compete in the Best of 2021 Competition where the prize will be much BIGGER and much NASTIER, we're just not sure how much bigger and nastier yet.

1. Must be 3-15 minutes long
2. Must be your own original work (filmed or animated by YOU)
3. No Commercials or Reels
4. Only Official Music Videos are permitted
5. You must have all necessary rights for your film, and exhibition of your film must not breach or infringe upon any rights including music, images, and any other content.
6. Must comply with YouTube community guidelines.
7. One Film Entry / Person or Group
8. A film can only be entered more than once if it has been GONGED at a previous competition AND re-worked.

Overall Rating
  • Wonderful film festival. Great creative team. I enjoyed participating in the program. I recommend everything to filmmakers!

    April 2021
  • Kevin Lucero Less

    Spectacular! Terry and Natalie have an unbelievably awesome competition / festival on their hands. The event was so much fun, filled with cool films, and a boss level - rambunctious audience of talented creators. Terry and Natalie bring their passion, humor, perseverance, and hard work to every event...making the whole experience a unique one for every filmmaker involved. I highly recommend this amazing event to anyone brave enough to face the Gong. Seriously - it's fun!! A professional competition for everyone.

    April 2021
  • Good Festival. Darn entertaining! SCREAMY!

    April 2021
  • Ferron Green

    Awesome Film Festival, A great chance to see creators work from all over the world.

    April 2021