Terror TV and Acort International, leading names in the distribution and presentation of independent genre films, inaugurate BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: A Short Film Festival of Horror, Science Fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and noir.

Terror TV, rapidly becoming the #1 Channel for independent horror films, takes this opportunity to connect with emerging short filmmakers with this festival.

Awards & Prizes

More than a dozen awards are offered to winning filmmakers. Prizes include:
--Negotiation of a distribution contract
--Visibility on the television channel
--Interview and promotional opportunities
--Certificates for best film, director, technical (animation or special effects), cinematography, acting, screenplay, and many others.

Please read all rules and terms carefully.
You will receive a document for your signature before admission into the festival

--All films must be between 5 to 30 minutes in length.
--All films must be submitted as YouTube video or MP4
--All films must be indicative of the horror, sci-fi, mystery, suspense, fantasy, or noir genres
--You MUST have all proper permissions, clearances, rights, etc. to send in your project.
--You grant Terror TV permission to exhibit your film in any way the channel sees fit.

Whoever submits a project shall indemnify and hold harmless Terror TV, its judges and associates, associated companies and staff from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, credits, publicity, trademark, screening, and loss of or damage to any projects and/or materials submitted to our festival.

The individual(s) or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

Neither party makes (and each party hereby specifically disclaims) any, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the services contemplated by this agreement, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranties arising from a course of dealing or course of performance or any warranties relating to title or non-infringement of intellectual property.

Neither party makes any representation, warranty or assurance concerning any minimum or maximum number of viewers or attendees or screenings or celebrities or special guests or events or seminars. No refunds. Specific comments on individual submissions will not be given.