The Spook Show Con first took place in 2006 as a charity event that featured live music, a costume model runway show, a model auction and live on-stage entertainment. Over the years it has grown into a large convention featuring all sorts of mixed entertainment including art convention, paranormal presentations, workshops, celebrity meet & greets, professional wrestling and in recent years a film festival!

2020 is our Second season on FilmFreeway and we look forward to connecting with filmmakers on here for our Spook Show Film Festival.

For this event, we seek films that are dark genre. This could include horror, thriller, dark genre music videos, dark history style documentaries, etc. etc. We are considering films of all lengths.

We look forward to seeing your films and hope to see you at the event!

Best Film
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up

We are only accepting submissions via online screener (here on and exhibition films will need to be in MOV, MPEG or AVI formats if selected. We do NOT accept DVD/BluRay/Hardcopy submissions any longer.

Our Selection / Awards Procedure: Festival Director / Producers make official selections for the festival by vote. Official Selections are then screened/graded by 5 different judges anonymously and given an overall grade on a 5 point scale for each of the qualifying award categories (with the exception of the “Directors Choice Award”). All judges points are then added together to give it a grade. The top 5 films by grade in each category are then considered an award nominee and listed on this page. The film with the highest grade in each category is considered and announced that category’s award winner at the festival. In the event of a tie for highest grade, the festival director, festival producer and festival founder will each vote on the tied films giving the majority vote the award. In the event that one of the production staff are involved in one of the films involving a tie, a 3rd party will be selected to vote in place of the production staff member involved.

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 Spook Show Con 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 Spook Show Con, 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 Spook Show Con to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

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


There is NO 'Film Made By' date. We have shown horror films from as early as the 30's. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.

Films showing brief nudity are permissible, however sexual penetration and overly sexual submissions will be disqualified.

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

Overall Rating
  • unfortunately we weren't able to make the event but they promoted their event really well and hope to make a future one.

    October 2018
  • Fabio Soares

    Thank you for this great event! It was an honor to be screened there.

    August 2018