WeirdFilm screens horror, fantasy, sci-fi or just plain weird films from around the world. We hope to return to twice-yearly live screenings in 2022 (Spring and Halloween-ish). Plans for a live Halloween show (2021) have had to be cancelled because, sadly, COVID hit staff.

The San Francisco 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. There's nothing like live audiences and we look forward to opening up for submissions in the spring.

Short films: 15 minutes maximum. Feature: anything longer.
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Films may not be withdrawn from consideration & submission is considered consent to screening.
Past submissions are re-considered each time (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