Shockfest is Hollywood's 12 year running horror festival, specializing in showcasing the most edgy, controversial, unique and cutting edge content and supporting the independent film maker.

(1) Entries must be sent via Secure Online Screener.

(2) Films can be tied to a DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION DEAL.

(3) Participants agree that their film or clips from it and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, Shockfest web site and for any promotional purposes which Shockfest deems appropriate.

(4) No viewing tapes and/or promotional materials will be returned to the filmmaker.

(5) If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. Shockfest will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copy written materials.

(6) The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmaker.

(7) Shockfest holds no responsibility for lost or damaged prints. While the utmost care will be taken with regard to prints, it is solely up to the filmmaker to take full responsibility (i.e. insurance). The Shockfest, its officers, directors, volunteers and sponsors are held harmless by filmmaker for all claims financial or otherwise and from any damage to the print in route or otherwise during the course of the Festival's possession of the film; Films submitted may not be subject to any litigation nor threatened by any litigation.

(8) By submitting an entry, filmmaker states that he or she is responsible as an agent to promote the film and that the film is an original work.

Overall Rating
  • Jaguar Motion Pictures

    One of the best experiences I have had at a film festival, thank you!

    May 2020
  • Shaun J. Guzman

    A very big thank you for accepting my horror script im bless.

    December 2019
  • Lisa Ovies

    Fantastic film festival! We were not able to attend but the communication and team was fantastic and we were so honored to screen at Shockfest!

    November 2019
  • We had an amazing experience at the Shockfest Film Festival. This event is truly a hidden gem among horror-centric film festsivals. Guil and his team were remarkably hospitable and attentive to the filmmakers and guests throughout the weekend. A fantastic celebration of some really great films that was packed with one of a kind interactive experiences. Highly recommend!

    November 2019