One of the great mysteries of our existence is the nature of death. It thus looms as
both a certainty and a profound unknown, framing our every deed.

If, somehow, we can fully understand what death actually is, we can better understand
life in light of whatever meaning it may have. Unfortunately, the scientific community, such as it is, has not (yet?) developed a technique for effectively exploring this terrain. Fortunately for us seekers-of-the-Truth there is CINEMA, which dares traverse
dangerous and otherwise unchartered realms.

Secrets of the Dead Film Festival seeks directors who choose death. This is an open call
to filmmakers choosing DEATH as a theme in ANY genre: narrative (zombie and vampire films are welcome), documentary, music video, experimental, animation. Films can be old or new, so send us what you have without regard to date of completion. More than one film can be submitted, though fees for each will be calculated.

The Secrets series of film festivals, now in their seventh iteration, showcase short (5-10 minute) films on specific topics. Selected films will screen at Cinema Film Noir in
Brooklyn, a converted funeral parlor, on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Submit of your own volition.

Submission to the festival requires agreement to the following terms:

1. Film submitter has full legal rights over the presentation of the film.
2. Once submitted, the film can not be withdrawn from consideration.
3. Film can be of any age.
4. Film can be of any geographic origin.
4. Film submitter agrees to having the film screened at Secrets of the Dead from this point forward.