*OUR SUPER EARLY BIRD DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS ENDS ON JANUARY 31ST. FILMFREEWAY GOLD MEMBERS RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 25% OFF! WE HAVE KEPT OUR FEES LOW FOR INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS WORLDWIDE + STUDENT FILMMAKERS RECEIVE A SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

"TERROR IN THE BAY FILM FESTIVAL gets a very POSITIVE REVIEW for filmmaker friendliness. Submit to this festival and you will get a square shot." - Justin Bowler (themovieguys.net)

*3RD ANNUAL NOMINEES AND WINNERS - www.imdb.com/event/ev0006207/2019/1

*MORA AWARDS - www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCLPIb4F6cs

*MORA AWARD WINNING FILMMAKERS Melissa Lyons and Edward Lyons - www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ4pugrKhdY

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO'S TOP HORROR FILM FESTIVAL IS BACK!
We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual "Terror In The Bay" Film Festival! From October 15th-18th, 2020 we will be showcasing a wide range of films and trailers from around the world - HORROR, THRILLER AND MYSTERY FILMS ARE WHAT WE LOVE!

Our festival is built by filmmakers for filmmakers, and we know the hard work and dedication it takes to make a film of any genre and length. Film festival submission fees can add up very quickly, so we kept our entry fees low.

This 4-day event will take place at the historic Paramount Theatre, which has recently changed it's name to MapleTops Paramount Theatre, located in the downtown core of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. LAST YEAR WE SCREENED 50 FILMS IN 4 DAYS!

The downtown core and entertainment industry in Thunder Bay has been growing steadily over the past several years, and MapleTops Paramount Theatre is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It has been newly renovated inside, has a full concession stand and hosts several local plays and musicals.

*We accept films of any budget, length, and production value. Our judges treat every film equally, and will be graded with our utmost honesty, and unbiased view. If your film is picked as an official selection, it will automatically be considered for individual award nominations. Good Luck!

*PLEASE NOTE: EVERY "OFFICIAL SELECTION" (TRAILER, MINI SHORT, SHORT & FEATURETTE) WILL BE PLAYED AT OUR FESTIVAL AND UP TO 3 (FULL LENGTH FEATURE 60 MIN+) OFFICIAL SELECTIONS WILL BE PLAYED AT OUR FESTIVAL.

*ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS, IN EVERY CATEGORY WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS.

Official Selections receive a festival laurel, and will be considered for individual award nominations and awards.

*PLEASE NOTE: EVERY "OFFICIAL SELECTION" (TRAILER, MINI SHORT, SHORT & FEATURETTE) WILL BE PLAYED AT OUR FESTIVAL AND UP TO 3 (FULL LENGTH FEATURE 60 MIN+) OFFICIAL SELECTIONS WILL BE PLAYED AT OUR FESTIVAL.

*ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS, IN EVERY CATEGORY WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS.

*We are IMDb qualified, which means every official nominee and winner will be posted on our IMDb festival page!

Individual award winners will receive an additional laurel and a printable AWARD CERTIFICATE. *The 4 Major award winners (Best Feature, Best Featurette, Best Short and Best Mini Short) will receive a laurel, printable AWARD CERTIFICATE, CUSTOMIZED STATUE "MORA" Created by sculptor Victor Oriecuia, and complimentary 1 year membership at iPitch.TV

Select nominees will receive a complimentary 3 month membership at iPitch.TV

*3RD ANNUAL NOMINEES AND WINNERS - www.imdb.com/event/ev0006207/2019/1

*MORA AWARDS - www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCLPIb4F6cs

*MORA AWARD WINNING FILMMAKERS Melissa Lyons and Edward Lyons -www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ4pugrKhdY

AWARDS IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
(Minimum of 3 nominated films) for each "Major Award" Category below:

*BEST FEATURE (MORA Award) - 60 MINS+
*BEST FEATURETTE (MORA Award) - 24-59 MINS
*BEST SHORT (MORA Award) - 10-23 MINS
*BEST MINI SHORT (MORA Award) - UNDER 10 MINS
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-BEST FILM POSTER *NEW!
-BEST TITLE SEQUENCE *NEW!
-BEST DIRECTOR
-BEST ACTOR
-BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
-BEST ACTRESS
-BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
-BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
-BEST EDITING
-BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
-BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
-BEST TRAILER
-AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

The rules are basic but necessary. Please take a quick look at the info below before you submit.

Please submit the film digitally through FilmFreeway exclusively. We do not accept hard copies. You may have multiple entries.
Submissions in a language other than English must have subtitles. Works in progress are not accepted.

Terror in the Bay Film Festival may offer a submission coupon deal from time to time, but we do not offer a waiver fee. The submission fees are used to cover the cost of the festival awards, theatre rental fee, event decorations, equipment and supplies.

All selections are final. The judging panel is mostly independent of the selection committee, making their voting entirely independent of one another. All official selections will be screened at the festival. 

Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to enter film work to the Terror In The Bay Film Festival. As the Director/Producer of the Film, entrants have submitted to the Festival, entrants represent and warrant to the Festival that the Film and all parts thereof are original; that the Film does not contravene the rights of any person or entity and that entrants own or control the Film and all parts thereof and have the sole authority to submit the Film to the Festival; the Film entrants submitted to the Festival is not subject to nor threatened by any litigation.

Entrants agree to defend and indemnify Terror in the Bay Film Festival, its directors, officers, employees, contractors, consultants, judges and agents against any and all claims, demands, actions, or lawsuits arising out of or related to the screening of the submitted film, performance of the music, or displaying of the art.

Terror in the Bay Film Festival has the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to change the festival date or location if necessary to ensure a successful festival.

*The film contains no genuine acts of Violence (Animal cruelty, Rape, Murder). 

*I hold Terror In The Bay Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or media materials(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.

*I hold Terror In The Bay Film Festival its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

*I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

*I give permission for Terror In The Bay Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the short for promotional purposes.

*I give permission for Terror In The Bay Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival for which it was submitted.

Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines, my submission of the Film, or by the Festival’s acceptance, review or retention of the Film.
 
Entry fees are non-refundable. Projects can be from any of the last five years (production having been completed by December 2013). Entry Fees are in $US.

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  • Willa Production Office

    Terror In The Bay ROCKS. For those who really appreciate the genre, THIS festival is totally worth it. Thank you for screening our 'Willa'!

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    From all of us at the Terror in the Bay we want to thank the entire cast and crew of Willa. Your screening was a success and our audience loved your film! We wish you the best in the festival circuit!

  • James Caputo

    Very attentive organizers who you can tell really love putting together a great horror event!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you kindly James! Our audience really enjoyed your film (Slaybor Day 7) and we definitely look forward to seeing more of your films!

  • Damian Draven

    We had a trailer selected so we were delighted.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Well deserved selection and we hope to see more of your films!

  • Mia'kate Russell

    What a great festival!! Thank you for showing ‘Maggie May’ it was an honour to play there x

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mia'kate, it was a pleasure to have another one of your films play at our festival! Best of luck with your newest one and we hope to see more of your films in the future!

  • I absolutely love how Terror In The Bay Film Festival ran their latest Film Festival here. And it was a great opportunity to be apart of this Film Festival!

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sarah! It was great to have your trailer play for our audience and congratulations on winning "Best Film Trailer" this year!