WeirdFilm 2024 will screen horror, fantasy, sci-fi and just plain weird short films, live and animated, from around the world, at The New Parkway Theater, Oakland's independent movie house.

Short films: 15 minutes maximum, any date of completion, not publicly viewable online.
Provide online screener (MOV or MP4), with synopsis, & English subtitles if dialog is not in English.
You must own rights to any music & media in your film.
Films may not be withdrawn from consideration & submission = consent to screening.
Past submissions are often re-considered (no need to submit the same film twice; don't send us more money unless you want us to keep it!).

Overall Rating
  • Dave Inglis

    These guys are fantastic. The communication is fast and personal. The festival itself is to far for me to travel from uk but from what I've seen on the website its awesome.

    October 2023
  • jon robertson

    Thanks for accepting the film folks. Nice to know someone is out there.

    November 2022
  • FarmWig Films

    Weird Film Fest had great communication all the way through and were extremely friendly. We really wish we could have been there in person. They have great taste in shorts and we would absolutely submit something again and hopefully attend next tim!

    November 2022
  • Cally Trench

    Thank you for including my film 'Burial'. It is an honour to be part of the Festival. I wish I could have been there in person at the screening.

    November 2022
  • 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