Just in time for the Halloween season the S.O.S. Indie Horror Film Fest will be screening some of the best independent horror shorts and features from around the country. In the past we've had special guests to host the event (like the incomparable Joe Bob Briggs and the scream queen Felissa Rose) who both have given it high marks for it's quality and love for the horror genre.
This year with uncertainty surrounding the Covid19 pandemic we will be doing things a little different. The first is that we are going to wave submission fees. We know that times are tough and many people have been negatively impacted economically, mentally and physically so we decided that waving the fees was one way we could give back.
We're also aware that this will create an incredible influx of films and because we have a relatively small staff we're going to have to tighten up on the rules and terms of entry so that we make sure that every film submitted gets the adequate attention that it deserves. But if it does not meet the rules and terms it will be rejected.
We will update our website as details about the event become available, i.e. guest hosts, etc. So please feel free to send us your horror shorts and features because we would love to see them! Thanks for your interest in the S.O.S. Indie Horror Film Fest!
Judges Awards (Shorts program)
1st prize is $200
2nd prize is $100
Judges Award (Features)
1st prize is $200
There will be certificates for top films as well and laurels for all selected films. Top films allow up to 60 days after the screening date to receive prizes.
New this year, winners of the S.O.S Indie Horror Film Fest will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.
Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
You must have all rights to all media in your film.
All short films must be a minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 minutes in length including credits.
You hold S.O.S. Indie Horror Fest and Wheelersburg Cinema harmless from any claims of liability from screening your film.
There is no time frame in which films had to have been made.
Films do not have to premier at the S.O.S Indie Horror Film Fest to be eligible.
Limit one film per submitter.