Southern Ohio Screenwriters present the S.O.S. Indie Horror Film Fest. Just in time for the Halloween season we will be screening some of the best independent short horror and feature films from around the country. The last two years our event was headlined by horror community icons Joe Bob Briggs and scream queen Felissa Rose. We have cash prizes for the top short and feature films. Submit your horror films today!

Judges Awards (Shorts program)
1st prize is $200
2nd prize is $100
3rd prize is $50

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 20 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.

Overall Rating
  • Geoff Harmer

    Great communication, lovely people! What a fab festival to be involved with! Still ecstatic that we won a prize too! This festival ROCKS!

    January 2020
  • Tracey Pritt

    Super nice people. Friendly, very organized. Great Horror Guests.

    November 2019
  • Marcus McKillip

    Fantastic work! They really work hard to put on a wonderful display of talent.

    January 2019
  • Karoline Betteridge

    I really enjoyed being a part of this festival! I got some great feedback on my film from lots of people present, and the other films were a lot of fun to watch. I would highly recommend!

    November 2018
  • Derek Stewart

    Terrific fest with a nice selection of films! The addition of the legendary Joe Bob Briggs as a judge and host was awesome with the highlight of the fest being his recap and review of each of the films screened before the awards were presented. Matt and Lewis were great organizers and promptly respond to filmmaker questions and concerns. Would highly recommend and look forward to submitting next year.

    November 2018