WeirdFilm screens horror, fantasy, sci-fi or just plain weird films from around the world, twice a year for two evenings each. Submissions are now open for October 2019.

The San Francisco Bay Area is the home of Pixar, ILM, Tippett Studios and Zoetrope, and local 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.
Past submissions are kept and seriously re-considered for each screening (you need not submit the same film twice).

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Erik Van Lenten

    Great communication and really fun film festival.

    May 2019
  • Matthew Maloney

    A great venue and great communication. We had a simultaneous screening in Berlin which kept us from attending in person.

    December 2018
  • The festival's communication was great. I couldn't attend but heard it was a fun festival with high quality submissions. Looking forward to submitting in the future.

    April 2018