Shockfest puts an emphasis on community and supporting filmmakers and writers of cutting edge content from ALL GENRES. We put a strong emphasis on outreach and customer service, we are extremely receptive to communication and tend to respond within 24-48 hours when contacted at shockfestfilmfestival@gmail.com

Award categories change a little bit every year. 2021 (year 13) Shockfest awarded5 $666 cash prizes alongside a unique trophy to the following 5 categories:

BEST FEATURE
BEST SHORT
BEST DIRECTOR
SHOCKING STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARD
THE FILM FIGHT COMPETITION

Below are the award winners and categories for Shockfest 2021...

BEST FEATURE FILM
A Place Among The Dead by Juliet Landau

BEST DIRECTOR
Michael Su - Death Count

BEST ACTRESS
Juliet Landau - A Place Among The Dead

BEST ACTOR
Jimmie Laine - Cockazoid

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
Joseph Russio - Beyond Dark Dreams

MOST SHOCKING STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARD
WreckVlogs by Jackson Cooperman

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Burger Royale by Gary Francis Roche

BEST CULT FILM
Clowning by P.M. Lipscomb

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The History of Metal and Horror by Mike Schiff

BEST SCIFI
An Ideal Host by Robert Woods

BEST DRAMA FILM
Wives of the Skies by Honey Lauren

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
Locked. by Sean Imamkhan

BEST FANTASY FILM
The Berlin Bride by Michael Bartlett

BEST SHORT FILM
The Carducci Talent Show by Anthony Fanelli

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
SĪBĬLUM by Luigi Scarpa

BEST SCREENPLAY
The Witch on Bridge St. by Luke St. Germaine

MOCKFEST AWARD: BEST COMEDY
Lost Treasure Of The Valley by Robert Husted

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Parasite - Lunarcode by Vincenzo Carubia, Jessica Gillette

FILMMAKER TIP COMPETITION
Alex Wroten

MUSEUM OF PARANORMAL EXHIBITS AND ARTIFACTS AWARD
Vulture City ParaCon - Jay Yates and Marie Yates

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

(2) Films can be tied to a DISTRIBUTION DEAL, The Horror Factory does not discriminate so long as the filmmaker is comfortable with submitting their work.

(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
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Networking
  • Oleg Lubske

    This festival is very friendly to the filmmakers.
    I'm glad for taking part in it and proud to become a winner.
    And its organizer, whose name is Jeffrey, in a good way shocks with his enthusiasm and tone for the cinema.
    I wish the festival every success!

    September 2022
  • Shockfest is great in every way a fest should be...Thank you to the amazing team and all of the behind the scenes hard work...!

    June 2022
  • Gavin Rapp

    Jeff was great to work with and the festival was lots of fun. !!!

    May 2022
  • Great Festival with great movies. The support for filmmakers at this festival is amazing. Thank you for supporting diverse storytellers.

    April 2022
  • Margaret M. MacDonald

    The fest was super fun, very filmmaker centric, and included so many wonderful films. It's a great way to see what other filmmakers are doing and get your work thrown into the eccentric mix that Shockfest seeks out.

    April 2022