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. Last years entries were judged by legendary drive in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs of Monster Vision fame! This year we will have a special guest appearance by Felissa Rose, lead actress of the 80's cult classic "Sleepaway Camp"! The event will be emceed by Central Ohio TV and Radio personality Johnny Diloretto! We have cash prizes for the top films so if you want your horror short screened before a terrified audience and the chance to win some cash and other awards then submit your film with us!

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
  • 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
  • I had a blast!!! A lot of amazing competition. I will return!

    October 2018
  • Gregory Pruden

    This festival was really great! Great people and films all around.

    November 2017