A Slice of Fright Film Fest is a showcase of short horror films!

A Slice of Fright is a horror anthology series produced by CinemaSlice We are scouring US to find the creepiest, most twisted and terrifying short films that are out there!

The top 13 entries will play at the Slice of Fright Film Festival on Oct 13 in Bay City, MI at the historical State Theatre.
We are featuring only the best of the best and awarding laurels for select films and screenplays the night of the event (do not have to be present to win).

One lucky film will be featured in our short horror anthology series, A Slice of Fright! And 1 Screenplay will be produced as a new episode for A Slice of Fright!

Full details at CinemaSlice.com/FrightFest

The top 13 film entries will be featured at the first annual Slice of Fright Festival in MI on Oct 13th, and will receive a written review on CinemaSlice.com. The top 3 script entries will also be reviewed on CinemaSlice.com.


Best Use of Blood - Film Award
Twisted Ending - Film Award
Creepy Creature - Film Award

#1 winner will be featured in the short horror anthology series, A Slice of Fright!

Most Terrifying - Screenplay Award
Most Clever Kill Scene - Screenplay Award

#1 Winner will have their film produced as part of A Slice of Fright Short Horror Anthology Series.

Who Can Submit a Film?
Any US Filmmaker. The submitter must be over 18 yrs old.

The person submitting the film must have had a major creative role in the production of the film/video.

What Kinds of Film Are we Looking For?
Horror! I mean the schlocky to the refined, the psychological to the gore fest, the creepy to the offensive!

Is there a limit to the amount on entry's?
We are accepting up to 2 entry's per person.

Other Film Restrictions?
The film must be between 1min – 5 mins in length. (Some exceptions may be considered)

The final film event will be held in MI on Sat (Oct 13) from 6-9pm.
[Do not have to be present to participate in festival]
Is this an All Ages event?
Absolutely not. This contest is for 18+ only.

When Are Submissions Due?
September 21, 2018 at noon is the last day you are able to submit your film.

Your entry fee will help cover the cost of operations, including: jury, staffing, promotional materials, etc.

Who Decides Which Films Will Be Screened?
CinemaSlice.com is organizing the 1st Annual Slice of Fright Festival. Members of the committee will view the films and decide which films are awarded laurels. The top 13 selections be be showed at the film event, and review at CinemaSlice.com

Is my film disqualified if it's been posted on YOUTUBE or some other form of social media?
No, it is not. Please submit your movie! However if you do submit a movie that is on some form of social media, we do ask that you remove it from the public domain and take your film "dark" as soon as your film is submitted. The reason for this is to build anticipation and excitement for your film's premiere at our festival.

Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;

3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;

4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;

5 . I hold CinemaSlice harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;

6 . I hold CinemaSlice, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

8 . I give permission for CinemaSlice to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

9 . I give permission for CinemaSlice to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.


There is NO 'Film Made By' date. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.

Your original content remains yours, and will not be used or re-created by CinemaSlice or affiliates in any form or fashion.

Overall Rating
  • Hope Madden

    Great venue, really lovely people running things, and a lot of great shorts to watch. It's a quick fest, but they make it feel like a retro-fun trip to the cinema. I was thrilled to win their screenplay competition for Best Kill.

    November 2018
  • Cynthia Bergen

    First year running! Bravo! First of all Thank you! For selecting The Last Cry, The Slicer Film Award. Putting on events like this is not easy, but at the end "I LOVE FILM! Keep up the good work supporting Indie film. Cynthia Bergen #nosleepfilms

    October 2018
  • 楚儀 陳

    I'm very happy that my short film won the prize——Twisted Ending award. It's a great film festival and the organizing committee is warm and friendly. It was a pity that I could not attend, but it was a very good experience. Thank you again!

    October 2018
  • Jeff Vande Zande

    Overall, I think this was a good first outing. Any festival in the Great Lakes Bay region is welcome! Communication could have been better. When they announced the films, mine was called their only student film. I'm not a student. When I followed up about that, I never heard back. Also, I received an email saying my film was an award winner. It wasn't. So, yeah, communication could be better, but there was obvious passion. I wasn't able to attend, so I'll let others speak to hospitality, networking, etc. I predict this will only keep getting better.

    October 2018