Scumdance is a one day film festival to celebrate the best (and worst) of low-brow culture.

Specializing in Underground, Horror, Splatter, Grindcore, Exploitation, Punk, Hot-Rod, Rock and Roll, and Biker shorts and feature length films.

Best Short - 1st, 2nd and 3rd places
Best Feature - 1st, 2nd and 3rd places
Audience Favorite

Please send us your most entertaining live action, stop motion, and animated shorts and features, but any submissions that are deemed to be overtly racist, sexist, homophobic, featuring animal or child abuse, or otherwise just plain outside the bounds of bad taste will be flatly rejected.
Shorts - 30 min or less
Features - 30 min or more

Overall Rating
  • Amanda Cat

    I wasn't able to attend, but I can say my experience with Scumdance was great. It was very easy to contact them and they were very responsive. Scumdance looked very fun and I am honored to have my film screen at their inaugural festival. I would submit another film to this festival in the future. Hopefully, the crew and I can attend next time.

    This is a great festival and I wish you all good luck for next year!

    August 2017
  • Michael Joy

    Artsploitation Films and Red Christmas were happy to be part of the Scumdance Film Festival. We look forward to return for future festivals

    August 2017
  • Good festival and we won.

    August 2017
  • Peter Pardini

    Beyond being thrilled that our film Black Cat won a top award at the festival, everything else about the experience was excellent. 5 stars all around and I hope the festival continues to gain notoriety - there need to be more like it.

    August 2017
  • Richard Something

    Every single film they screened was entertaining, the hosts were incredibly friendly and communicative, and I had such a good time that I almost want to try and finish a movie on time for next year just so we can be screened again. A very well curated and enjoyable festival all around.

    August 2017