Welcome to Sick ’n’ Wrong, the only film festival that peels back the decaying flesh of conventional cinema, cracks open the bones underneath, digs down through the fat and gristle, and rips out the throbbing black heart of film art so everyone can bask in its terrible beauty.

At Sick ’n’ Wrong, we’re not (just) about unspeakable gore, and we’re not (only) into shockingly tasteless humor—we welcome the weird, the uncategorizable, the aggressively bizarre. If you’re an indie filmmaker, and your work makes the traditional festivals cringe or shake their heads in confusion, then Sick ’n’ Wrong is probably your true home.

Sign up for the Sick ’n’ Wrong filmmakers’ email list here: http://eepurl.com/cJkj3r

Winning filmmakers will receive custom sculpted statuettes. Awards will be given in the following categories:

Best Movie
Best Story
Best Performance
Best Music
Best Special Effects
Audience Favorite—voted on in real time by the attendees

Plus two more in these Sick ’n’ Wrong–specific categories:

Sickest—for the most viscerally gut-wrenching visuals
Wrongest—for the most horrifically inappropriate story content!

Sick ’n’ Wrong accepts submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway. All submissions must have been completed after December 31, 2017.

You also have to acknowledge and agree to this legal stuff:

1. You have read and understood all the rules and terms and do fully comply with them.
2. Your film is not subject to any litigation, nor is it threatened by any litigation.
3. You possess all the necessary rights to submit your film to the festival (including the full rights to the use all of the music in the film).
4. You indemnify and hold harmless the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival as well as its directors, judges, and sponsors and anyone affiliated with the festival of any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs of the court) that may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening film entered, or any other claim resulting from your entry.
5. You grant the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival the right to use any still images or excerpts from the film, as well as any titles, written copy, and/or other information included with the film submission, for promotional purposes.
6. You give permission for the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival to screen the film at the 2019 Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival or any promotional or press events leading up to the 2019 Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival. (Any future screenings will only be done with your permission.)

Overall Rating
  • Sean Richard Budde

    Awesome festival that you shouldn't miss if you're into general WTFery!! Very unique festival! Great communication. I'll definitely be submitting in the future!

    November 2018
  • I wasn't able to attend but Sick n Wrong rocks! And they have awesome-looking awards.

    November 2018
  • Kate McCoid

    I don't even know where to start. This was the best weekend I've had in 2018. Stephen and his team are absolutely incredible. Their hospitality and kindness and passion for the films goes above and beyond anything I expected.

    This was my first experience at a Film Festival and others will have a lot to live up to. I met so many wonderful people here and had an amazing three days at Sick 'n' Wrong.

    The programmes are awesome, I saw so many films that I think I would never have had the chance to see and it really meant a lot to talk to other filmmakers who are into the weirder side of filmmaking.

    This is an absolute must, if you can go to this festival, go. We flew from the UK and it was worth every penny.

    Thank you so much Stephen.

    November 2018
  • Genre festival really very interesting! recommended to all novice videomakers and more!

    November 2018
  • Brian Lonano

    My films were made for Stephen and his wonderfully demented festival. I will always submit my work here.

    November 2018