Wicked Nights! A Night of Horror Shorts screens wicked scary horror short films that are sure to leave our audience squirming in our seats while sipping on a glass of bloody-red wine!

Filmmakers, this Halloween season we want to screen your best horror short films from every horror subgenre. Give us your ghouls, goblins, and ghosts... your monsters, witches, vampires, and werewolves... your funniest horror comedies and your goriest! We can't wait to share your films with our audience!

Shorts should be no longer than 20 mins long. Please read the Rules & Terms.

1. Film runtimes must be between 1 to 20 minutes ONLY.
2. We only accept digital online screener submissions using FilmFreeway’s digital submission process (FilmFreeway screeners/Vimeo/YouTube, etc links). DO NOT email us your links.
3. More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry form and fee.
4. COMPLETION DATE: No requirement for completed by date.
5. PLACE OF ORIGIN: Film submissions from all over the world are encouraged but they must be in English or have English subtitles.
6. PREMIERE STATUS: No premiere requirement
7. Films may have distribution.
8. Selections are at the sole discretion of Arkansas Creators Society and may not be challenged.
9. Submissions are final and no refunds will be issued.

*If the submission is selected, an H264 digital file will be required for exhibition purposes.
*File must be received no later than 2 weeks before screening date.
*We prefer files to be available to download via FilmFreeway, however other download links from Dropbox or other services may be acceptable. Instructions will accompany the official notification.

The entrant grants Arkansas Creators Society a non-exclusive, royalty-free license for use for screening, and to publish excerpts in print or electronic media to promote the event in any and all media. The filmmaker must secure all rights and clearances.

Overall Rating
  • James Bickert

    Excellent festival and programming with a friendly stafff who are passionate about genre cinema. Hopefully this fest will get listed on IMDB soon so I can show off the award we won to the entire internet of horror fans out there. Highly recommended.

    November 2016
  • Shawn Jones

    Great fest with fantastic support and communication. Gave my lower budgeted film a chance to shine. Highly recommended!

    November 2016
  • John Nicol

    An ABSOLUTE top notch team... they were abundantly cooperative and supportive...an all around incredible experience for both the cinephile and the horror enthusiast... they went the distance for every official selection creating trailers and such... I can't wait to submit my next flick!

    John Nicol, Director of CHANNEL ZERO.

    November 2016