The Taupo Halloween Film Festival celebrates the best that cinema has to offer. Showcasing films from the next generation of emerging filmmakers and veteran story tellers alike. Offering an impressive selection of competitive and non-competitive programming. Bringing films, both domestic and international, to the silver screen of starlight cinema in Taupo New Zealand.
Taupo is known as a hub of activity and this is no different on halloween night with the Film Festival being a place for audiences and filmmakers to engage with one another. The Festival aim is to be an exciting family friendly affair that features a host of screenings, Scares in the haunted theatre, Meet and Greet with the artists, and an audience costume competition.

Camera Gear.
DJI gear
Rubber monkey Vouchers
Bungy Jump Vouchers
cash money
Chocolate Milk
Skydiving Vouchers
(Chocolate Milk will not be available for overseas entrants)

Miscellaneous Sponsor Content
Plushies (Morgue Mates from Fat Spatula
Cookies (from Baked With Love)

The film festival's aim is to be a family friendly event filled with horror comedy shorts.
In such films should aim for a rating of PG (no nudity, drug use or crass language)

Films should be in the range from 5-9min long.

Any questions about eligible content, please feel free to contact the festival organiser.

Overall Rating
  • Prompt communication and a very pleasant experience.

    November 2021
  • It was so great to have my short film, Be Quiet, take part in the festival, and I am so glad we got to attend - it was a brilliant event, with plenty of fun and scares before we'd even entered the cinema! And what a wonderful line-up of films, both local and international - we had a blast! Thanks to Joel and the team for running such a fantastic fest :)

    November 2021
  • Great communication and very cool people running the festival, will definitely be submitting next year!

    November 2021
  • Roy Bowers

    A brilliant festival with films from around the world incorporating frights with fun. The evening itself is amazing with the audience dressed up and receiving prizes for the best costumes, and the organizers providing a horror walk entry with goulish actors and effects.

    November 2018