It’s that time of year again! CinemaSlice is busy preparing for this Octobers 2nd annual A SLICE OF FRIGHT Film Festival in Bay City, MI! Once again, we’ll be returning to the historic State Theatre to showcase the best short horror films and microfilm submissions from across the U.S.And, Submissions are NOW OPEN for short horror films and microfilms at

If you have a short horror films (less than 8 mins) or microfilm (less than 90 sec), WE WANT TO SEE IT!

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

A Slice of Fright is a horror anthology series produced by We're scouring planet to find the creepiest, most twisted and terrifying short films that are out there for the 2nd annual A SLICE OF FRIGHT Film Festival!

The top 13 short films, and top 7 microfilms will play at the 2nd annual Slice of Fright Film Festival on Oct 12, 2019 in Bay City, MI at the historical State Theatre.
Just like last year, the event will be followed immediately by an award ceremony for the best films featured. And one lucky short film, and one lucky microfilm will be featured in our short horror anthology series, A Slice of Fright anthology series.

Full details at

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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 The selected films will also be reviewed on


Certificates, Trophies, and Laurels are awarded for:
Best Use of Blood
Twisted Ending
Creepy Creature
Viewers Choice
Best MicroFilm

Winners will also have the option to be featured in the short horror anthology series, A Slice of Fright.

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?
Micro Films must be 15 - 90 seconds in length.
Short Films must be between 90 sec – 8 mins in length.

The final film event will be held in MI on Sat (Oct 12) 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 14, 2019 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? is organizing the 2nd Annual Slice of Fright Festival. Members of the festival jury will view the films and decide which films are awarded laurels. Official selections be be shown at the film event, and reviewed at

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
  • Jeremy Allen

    Good communication. Theater was beautiful!

    December 2018
  • Ash Hamilton

    Couldn't have hoped for a better venue and experience for my first festival. Organizers were communicative, friendly and helpful. The theater itself was amazing and the format in which the films were presented was very professional and gave the festival-goers a big festival feel. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    December 2018
  • 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