SHIFF (Salty Horror Internationl FF) has been alive since 2009 as we have grown from a small Utah horror film festival into a thriving International film festival with films the US, UK, Canada, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Australia and South Africa over the past 6 years we have been going. ONE NOTE THIS YEAR, we are not accepting feature length films. Horror short films only. Many of the films that screen at SHIFF have gone onto get distribution including Ground Zero, Beware, A Cadaver Christmas and El Monstro Del Mar to name a few.
This competition based festival accepts straight horror short films and this year we are accepting short films for a feature film horror anthology called Holiday Horror Show which we are negotiating for distribution. Please see our Holiday Horror Show tab for more information.
This festival accepts straight horror, comedy-horror, sci-fi/horror and psychological thriller. Our only disqualifying rule is no films with aberrant violence or sexuality against women, children or animals. IE, no Cannibal Holocaust.
2015 is a special year with the award being the top 13 films from our unique Holiday Horror Show submission will be attached to the feature film horror anthology. This feature film will be produced by Salty Horror Productions and YOU will gain 1.5 % of the distribution deal when that deal is brokered. Rights for the Holiday Horror short will always remain with you the filmmaker and are only shared with Salty Horror Productions for the feature film Holiday Horror Show.
The top 3 winning horror trailers will also be attached to the feature film Holiday Horror Show.
1. Films under 45 minutes are considered short films.
2. We do not accept films with gratuitous and/or aberrant scenes of torture violence towards animals, children or women. We aren't that kind of horror festival.
3. However, R rated content and Unrated films are encouraged and that is a rule we want you to follow.
4. Holiday Horror Show submissions must be under 6 minutes and MUST be original content. No horror fan films or copyrighted characters will be allowed in this category since the film will be distributed. Upon pending distribution deal we will grant 1.5 % on the back end of distribution deal to owner of said short film. And you will always maintain ownership of short film sharing ownership for this one time feature film anthology.
5. Horror trailers must be under 2 minutes and be original trailers. No fan film trailers.