After 5 years of successful horror themed events The Art Theater has decided to extend to its month long Shocktober programing into a genre film festival!

Special guests, secret screenings and an awards ceremony will be held during the day long event October 3rd, 2018 at The Art Theater in downtown Champaign, IL.

Selected films from the festival will be chosen to play throughout the month of October before some of the most beloved horror films!

We are accepting short films from the horror, Sci fi, and thriller genres.

The Shocktober Planchette will be awarded to the following categories:

Best picture
Best director
Best editor
Best fx
Best actor*

*Female, trans, non binary, male

Films must be 15 minutes or under in length.

We are not accepting feature length films at this time.