Join us for the 8th Annual SPOOKY FILM FESTIVAL, now LIVE at DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE in THE FORUM beneath the Library!

Mark your calendars for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 6-9 PM. Experience a showcase of spooky-themed short films followed by an insightful Q&A session with the creators.

Submission Fee: $5
Entrance Fee: Absolutely FREE!

Winning filmmakers will be presented with CERTIFICATES for leading categories.

Everyone can submit a film and compete for the Audience Choice Award.
However, only films from local community colleges or high schools are eligible for category awards.

The SPOOKY FILM FESTIVAL originated as a platform for artists to celebrate in their cinematic achievements with loved ones and fellow film filmmakers.

Don't wait! Send in your SPOOKY masterpiece – we are DYING to see it!

In a continued effort to celebrate the filmmakers, CERTIFICATES will be presented to the winner of each category:

* Best Comedic Performance
* Best Dramatic Performance
* Best Directing
* Best Screenwriting
* Best Editing
* Best Sound Design
* Best Cinematography
* Spookiest Film (Best in Festival)

(Certificates will not be mailed at the cost of the festival)

1) Films should not exceed a 15-minute runtime.

2) We're open to all spooky genres for screening consideration.

3) Entry does not ensure your film's screening. Notifications regarding acceptance will be dispatched by October 21st, 2023.

4) Films should cater to a broad audience. Avoid excessive gore or explicit content.

5) Entry fee: $5

6) Attendance to the event is FREE!

7) To enter as a STUDENT, the film should have been created during your academic years (college/high school). It doesn't need to be a school assignment. The filmmaker can currently be graduated, as long as the film was created while they were a student.

8) Award eligibility demands residency near the CA Bay area. Non-residents can have their films screened but won't qualify for awards, except for the Audience Choice Award.

9) Multiple entries are welcome! However, only one project per director will be screened. Producers, actors, or other crew collaboration is permissible across projects.

10) Award certificates will be handed over during the screening. However, they will not be mailed at the cost of the festival.

11) Our panel will determine award recipients for each category before the festival. The sole exception is the Audience Choice Award, decided by our esteemed attendees.

12) Any film not in English must have accurate English subtitles. Films must have proper subtitles to be considered for screening.

13) All communication will be conducted via email. Please make sure you provide a valid email address during submission and check it regularly for updates and notifications.

Overall Rating
  • Jay Salahi

    I was unable to attend the Spooky Film Festival this year, but the staff being in touch with me over email were extremely nice and timely. From what I saw the event went great as well. It was an honor to play here

    November 2023
  • Very positivity environment. Everyone is very friendly and respectful. Hoping it grows as a film festival in the local area.

    November 2023
  • Taylor Danzi

    Amazing festival!! One of my favorites ❤️

    November 2023
  • An awesome festival!! Great communication and a great line-up of films and filmmakers! We are honored that our short film NIGHTMARE IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD was a small part of it!

    November 2023
  • My second time screening a film at this festival. Always a blast. Tony always puts on a good show!

    November 2022