WeirdFilm screens horror, fantasy, sci-fi or just plain weird films from around the world, twice a year (Spring and Halloween). Submissions will re-open in 2020 for Spring.

The San Francisco Bay Area is the home of Pixar, ILM, Tippett Studios and Zoetrope, and audiences are genre buffs. Filmmakers can join Q&A, and meet colleagues and fans in the theater bar and restaurant.

Short films: 15 minutes maximum.
Submit anything longer as a Feature.
Any date of completion is OK; publicly on the Internet is OK for *short* films only.
Provide online screener, genre, synopsis, & English subtitles if dialog is not in English.
We screen digital files (MOV, MP4, etc.)
You must own rights to any music & stock media in your film.
Films may not be withdrawn from consideration, in order to avoid disruption to scheduling. Submission is considered consent to screening.
Past submissions are kept and seriously re-considered for each screening (you need not submit the same film twice).

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Thank you for choosing "Shadow at the Door" to be a part of Weird Film Fest! We're glad to have been a part of this one.

    November 2019
  • Thanks to Wierd Film Fest for showing The Knowledge. I couldn't attend this year but their communication was superb and the programming looked amazing!

    November 2019
  • Jay Reel

    Couldn't have nicer or more supportive. My first festival was Weird Fest and it was a great way to start!

    November 2019
  • Sarah K Reimers

    I only went to the first night of this festival and it was so delightfully curated. Such fun films and at 2.5 hours, it wasn't an over-whelming event. The festival is run with care and enthusiasm and the communication with the festival director was great. I'm really glad my short film BITTEN was selected to screen at Weird Film Fest, Thank you!

    May 2019
  • to be fair - i could not attend the fest in person because i had a commitment in nyc
    but the director of the fest personally reached out to me to let me know how the screening went

    the fest is true to its name - it really only likes to screen weird
    so the weirder the better!

    May 2019