We have the need to feel something that leads us to explore the limits of who we are. We need to understand the boundaries that define us. That restrict us. That set us free. We need to feel in order to be, and the abysses along the way are the chisel that sculpts us best. Our limits start at the beginning of our fears, and our dramas give meaning to the chaos of the process. The color palette of cinema is as vast as human emotions, and its darker shades are at one end of the spectrum that most prefer not to visit. These are areas that show us that nothing is guaranteed and that death, no matter how discreet and silent it may be, is always nearby. La Santa Muerte. The Patroness of horror films and the filmmakers who worship her. BR. Banshee exists to be a home for adult horror and drama. For films that don't shackle themselves and haven't lost their courage. Perhaps it's the right festival for you.

​Fabricio Estevam Mira, Director of BR. Banshee

Categories and Awards

Because we know how hard it is.
The creators of BR.Banshee are also independent filmmakers. They also spent (and spend) many, many days realizing that idea that nobody took very seriously but you, and a few others. It is laborious and sometimes hopeless. It can make you lose faith in yourself. It can make others lose faith in you. It is the most explicit way to expose yourself without defenses. But nothing compares. It is highly addictive.

So, after all the difficulties that go from Pre to Post Production, you deserve the chance to throw your work into the world, and see how it does. Therefore, the BR.Banshee Festival gives you the chance to enter your film in a main category and compete together in all the subcategories. Did you enter your film in Best Horror Short Film? Great! You will also compete for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Editing, etc.!

​-Best Drama Short
-Best Horror Short
-Best Drama Feature
-Best Horror Feature
-Best Dark Comedy Short
-Best Dark Comedy Feature

​Subcategories for each Main Category:

​*Best Direction
*Best Screenplay
*Best Soundtrack
*Best Editing
*Best Sound Design
*Best Art Direction
*Best Actor
*Best Actress


*Interview (text) Posted on Festival Website
*Review of Your Film Posted on Festival Website

Not every selected film will be screened at the festival, but every selected film will be competing in a category and/or one (or more) subcategorie.

1- By submitting, the filmmaker warrants that they are the rightful owner of the submission and do not violate or infringe on any trademark, trade name, copyright, literary, dramatic, musical, artistic or other intellectual property or personal rights.
2- All fees are non-refundable.
3- The Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.
4- Movies not spoken in English or Portuguese must have English or Portuguese subtitles.
5- Films produced in any year will be accepted.
6- We’re happy to accept work that has already screened at other festivals.
7- Films in any format are accepted.
8- While the work submitted remains the property of the artist, BR Banshee Festival reserves the right to use submitted footage or stills to promote the festival.
9- A director / producer may submit more than one film in a category.

1- Ao submeter, o cineasta garante que é o legítimo proprietário da submissão e não viola ou infringe nenhuma marca registrada, nome comercial, direito autoral, literária, dramática, musical, artística ou outra propriedade intelectual ou direitos pessoais.
2- Todas as taxas não são reembolsáveis.
3- A relação do Festival será exclusivamente relacionada com o apresentador do filme.
4- Os filmes não falados em inglês ou português devem ter legendas em inglês ou português.
5- Serão aceitos filmes produzidos em qualquer ano.
6- Estamos felizes em aceitar trabalhos que já foram exibidos em outros festivais.
7- Serão aceitos filmes em qualquer formato.
8- Enquanto o trabalho apresentado permanece propriedade do artista, BR Banshee Festival reserva-se o direito de utilizar as filmagens apresentadas ou as fotografias para promover o festival.
9- O diretor / produtor pode apresentar mais de um filme em uma categoria.

Overall Rating
  • Neil Warren

    I was very pleased and honored to be included in this festival with my film ''Mr. Poe, Memory and Nightmares'

    November 2023
  • Shihan Ron Van Clief

    Such an honor to be included in this year’s BR Banshee Festival. We wish we were able to be there in person because it looked like an amazing time with an amazing venue showcasing the films. Communication was great and the organizers did a great job of making us feel a part of the entire process. Thanks again.

    October 2023


    September 2023
  • Very interesting festival with nice energy, lots of quality and very professional and helpful staff.
    Thank you very much for everything

    September 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Luigi! May your films continue to win many awards. Cheers!

  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank you so much! Semi-Finalist Last Radio Call. Overall rating All Stars. Keep up the great work supporting Indie FilmmakersCynthia Bergen

    September 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Cynthia!