WeirdFilm screens horror, fantasy, sci-fi and just plain weird films from around the world.

We return to a live show Halloween 2022! and a trivia contest with prizes, at PianoFight, well-known downtown performance venue with a lovely bar and restaurant.

The San Francisco area is home to 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.
Any date of completion is OK; publicly on the Internet is OK.
Provide online screener (MOV or MP4), with synopsis, & English subtitles if dialog is not in English.
You must own rights to any music & stock media in your film.
Films may not be withdrawn from consideration & submission = consent to screening.
Past submissions are frequently re-considered (no need to submit the same film twice).

Overall Rating
  • Weird is a festival full of weirdness and humour, I love it. It was not only an honour, but above all a great pleasure, to be part of it. Thank you Weird to be there and to allow another kind of cinema to exist.

    October 2020
  • Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your festival! =)

    September 2020
  • A wonderful experience, and would highly recommend the Weird Film Festl to other filmmakers!

    May 2020
  • 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