PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU ARE A FILMMAKER IN KANSAS OR MISSOURI -- OR A FILMMAKER 22 YEARS OR YOUNGER -- FOR AWARDS PURPOSES. (see www.terrorontheplains.com for more information)
Terror on the Plains Horror Film Festival combines the best of short, independent horror films with classic Hollywood thrillers. Founded in 2012, Terror Fest KC is a short horror film competition featuring films (10 mins and under) from independent filmmakers all over the world.
Terror on the Plains is generously hosted by the Boulevard Drive-In in Kansas City, KS. and we are once again returning to the Boulevard for a night of thrill, chills, good food, fun, maybe a few beers -- all with some of the most kick ass horror fans on this planet.
TERROR ON THE PLAINS THE NINTH will be held Sept. 18 and 19 at the Boulevard Drive In in Kansas City, KS.
Make sure you have entered all the information we need to determine what category you may be eligible.
BEST FILM -- sponsored by IGNITION FX
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (sponsor needed)
BEST LOCAL FILMMAKER in KS/MO (David Berry Award) -- sponsored by KC Film
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (20 and Under) -- sponsored by KCAI Continuing Education
TERROR FAVORITE (audience vote) -- sponsored by Film Society KC
Films MUST be under 10 minutes in length (including titles and post-credits). NO EXCEPTIONS.
Submission fee in 2019: $15 for ALL FILMMAKERS. No waivers.
Deadline for submission: Aug. 16, 2020
Films must have been filmed within a two-year period of current festival.
Your film must fit within one of the sub-genre of horror, but we here at TERROR ON THE PLAINS know that what we each perceive as "horror" is subjective (thriller, psychological, satire, spoof, shock, supernatural, slasher, gore, etc.)...questions? Just ask.
Please use original music or music you have permission to use. Seriously.
If you qualify for the Best Local Filmmaker Award or the Best Young Filmmaker (20 and Under) Award, be sure to note your age and location in your submission on FilmFreeway in order to be eligible for one of the local awards. See below for qualifications.
Live action, stop-motion, computer and traditionally animated movies are eligible for submissions.
All films that are nominated for one of the four pre-determined nominee categories (Best Horror Film, Best International Film, Best Local Filmmaker, Best Young Filmmaker) will screen on night one of the TERROR ON THE PLAINS INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL; but not all films that screen that night will be up for nominations and awards. i.e. your film could not receive a nomination and still screen at our festival or be invited to screen and not be up for a nominated award.
The short film competition is night one of TERROR ON THE PLAINS. Not all films submitted will screen. We generally screen roughly 2.5 hours of short films. That number is flexible each year depending on our submissions.
The TERROR ON THE PLAINS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL committee will determine nominees for categories. You do not need to submit your film for a category.
Terror on the Plains Awards:
Best Horror Film
Best International Horror Film
Best Local Filmmaker "The David Berry Award"
Best Young Filmmaker