Terror High Film Festival: a horror-themed online event presented by the nonprofit Association of Creative Multimedia Partners. We promote the works of talented local and regional artists with an online broadcast. Available on TerrorHigh.com, the broadcast is recorded and will showcase the short features being honored for their effects, director, and overall talent!

Best Practical/Special Effects

Best Director

Best Feature

Prize is a custom designed trophy award.



The following are the film lengths we are accepting:
Extended Length Short films — between 26 to 59 minutes
Short films — between 10 to 25 minutes
Super Short films — Less than 10 minutes

1. Entrants must submit either a) an online link to a screener (with applicable password), link must not require download, and must remain active/accessible through December 31st, 2021; or b) provide access/instructions to downloadable movie’s site with discretionary access to Festival Directors.

2. All entries must be in English (either dubbed or subtitled) unless special arrangements have been made with Festival Directors PRIOR to submission.

3. All content selected for screening grant Terror High and the Association of Creative Multimedia Partners (AOCMP) the right to use stills and excerpts of up to two minutes for promotional purposes.

4. Terror High and AOCMP is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged entries.

5. Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be submitted separately. Submission of entry is not a guarantee of being programmed.

6. Entries must not have had any commercial theatrical, television, or internet play in the US.


By submitting to Terror High, under the Association of Creative Multimedia Partners (AOCMP), you agree to the following:

I/We wish to have our film/animation/TV pilot/web series/music video/filmed sketch comedy entry(ies) hereby known as “Entry” included in the Terror High Film Festival, under the AOCMP.

I/We grant Terror High, Festival Directors and sponsors the right to show for promotional purposes on television, on the Terror High & AOCMP websites, on sponsors’ websites, flyers, posters, press releases, festival trailer, etc. any material including the Entry and/or stills submitted by me/us with this application. No more than two minutes or up to the length of the trailer submitted by the filmmakers may be used. I/we understand that no materials included with this application will be returned.

If more than one (1) party signs this agreement as submitter, then reference to “I”, “me”, “my” throughout this agreement shall apply to each party; jointly and separately.

I grant Terror High, AOCMP, Festival Directors and its sponsors the full and free right and permission to use my Entry for broadcast, duplication, and advertising in association with Terror High & AOCMP, for the purpose of viewing on television, in theaters, on the internet, on the Terror High & AOCMP websites, on sponsors’ websites, podcasting and/or for archival purposes and for any other valid, lawful purpose in any and all media now known or hereafter developed or devised, worldwide and in perpetuity. I may opt-out from any future use by providing a written notice within thirty days after the final date of the festival, stating that my Entry may not be used after the closing festival date or receipt of request, whichever is later. A copy of Entry may still be kept for archival purposes. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished videotape, soundtrack, photograph, advertising copy, audio piece or printed matter that may be used or to the eventual use that it may be applied.

I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless Terror High & AOCMP, its officers, agencies, employees, and sponsors from and against any liability as a result of any use, distortion, blurring or alteration that may occur or be introduced in any use or broadcast of the material.

I grant Terror High & AOCMP permission to give a copy of the Entry to industry members if requested. Industry includes, but is not limited to, network executives, agents, managers, casting directors, press and others that can aid in securing of future work and/or distribution for my Entry.

I waive any and all rights to compensation for any broadcast, duplication, and advertising of any Entry presented at Terror High. All ownership of all Entry remains with the personnel who contributed to the Entry. I own all material submitted with application and that will be viewed at Terror High. I understand that Terror High & AOCMP, its producers and sponsors are relying on this release and accordingly, I hereby irrevocably waive any and all rights to seek or obtain any injunction or other equitable relief against Terror High, AOCMP, its officers, agencies, employees and sponsors.

I warrant that the use of the rights granted here and of any material supplied by me/us will not violate the rights of any third party. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Terror High, AOCMP, its officers, agencies, employees and sponsors from any claims by third parties alleging that our content or material infringes on any third party’s rights. This Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind my assigns and any representative.

This contract is the entire agreement between the parties hereto, and replaces and supersedes any prior agreement or understanding, verbal or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof. No amendment, addendum, modification or waiver of this contract or any portion hereof shall be valid unless contained in a writing signed by both parties hereto.

In exchange for release, I receive the opportunity to have my Entry shown at Terror High and accept that there is no promise of additional payment, in any form for likeness, image, biography, recording, equipment, or for any other contribution by us on this production.

This contract shall be deemed to be entered into in Bexar county, Texas, and shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas applicable to agreements entered into and carried out entirely within Texas. I agree that any and all disputes or controversies arising under this contract or any of its terms shall be resolved under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, through its San Antonio, Texas office; provided, however that I agree that my remedies for any breach of this contract by Terror High & AOCMP, its officers, agencies, employees and sponsors will be limited to damages to an action at law to recover and in no event will I be entitled to rescind or terminate this agreement or to seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.

I hereby certify that I am over eighteen years of age and competent to contract in my own name. If I am signing on behalf of an organization, I certify that I have authority to do so and that my signature binds the organization and its performers to all elements of this contract.

I have read the foregoing release, authorization, agreement, and warrant that I fully understand and agree to the contents thereof.

I am authorized to sign and give consent for everyone (including, but not limited to, performers, writers, directors, technical crew, distributors) who contributed to all Entry(ies) and all materials submitted with this application to the Terror High & AOCMP.

Terror High & AOCMP reserves the right to refuse to consider any submission at our discretion.

Overall Rating
  • Trent Duncan

    We had a great experience with the Terror High Film Fest! They communicated well with us and it was a great value for our money. They are very accommodating with our film and the selection process. We won an award and they gave us a personal phone call to congratulate us. I highly recommend it.

    October 2022
  • Aaron Migdon

    Thank you for selecting my micro-budgeted film as an Honorable Mention.

    October 2022
  • Grateful with the festival, we did not know that we had won an award. Thank you for valuing our horror product. I would like to know if you can give us our laurels, since it is very important to us
    Greetings from Colombia

    October 2022
  • Thanks for make us part of the festival with From the forest. It was a great honour.

    November 2021
  • Great event looking forward to next year

    November 2021