The Indie Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival. We strive to support independent film, and work to get the filmmakers more notice, and to get independent films seen. The Indie Horror Film Festival started in 2005 (known then as "Indy Horror Film Festival") by Gatlin Pictures (Jason Davis - Horror Author / Festival Founder). The festival gain some size but then disappeared for a couple years. In 2010 Breaking Fate Entertainment (Willy Adkins - Producer) joined Davis in an effort to bring the Indy "Back from the Dead". Since the new effort, Breaking Fate Entertainment has continued to bring the event back annually ever since welcoming visitors and film makers from all over the world!

NEW UPDATE
In 2015 we started going ALL DIGITAL! We are only accepting submissions via online screener (here on filmfreeway.com) and exhibition films will need to be in MOV, MPEG or AVI formats if selected. We are not accepting DVD/BluRay/Hardcopy submissions any longer.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Indie Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival and mixed media event. It also features The Indie Horror Screenplay Contest!

We strive to support independent film, and promote all types of dark art. We go the extra mile to get recognition beyond the festival alone for the amazingly talented people in this industry. Even films submitted to us that don't get accepted for the festival are very often reviewed and written about by one of our columnists for one of our websites or print magazine publications including Breaking Fate Magazine!

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Special FX
Best Music
Best Sound
Best Horror Comedy
Directors Choice Award
Best Music Video
Best Screenplay Contest
Best Dark Art / Photo Contest

More Information On The Indie Horror Film Festival Awards:

*Award Winners will be announced in a ceremony at the end of the festival. Winners in attendance will be presented a certificate. Those not in attendance can obtain a digital certificate to print via the official website within 48 hours after the close of the festival. Winners will also be posted in the news feed (front page) and Awards Page of IndieHorrorFest.com within 48 hours of the close of the festival.

** Our Selection / Awards Procedure: Festival Director / Producers make official selections for the festival by vote. Official Selections are then screened/graded by 5 different judges anonymously and given an overall grade on a 5 point scale for each of the qualifying award categories (with the exception of the “Directors Choice Award”). All judges points are then added together to give it a grade. The top 5 films by grade in each category are then considered an award nominee and listed on this page. The film with the highest grade in each category is considered and announced that category’s award winner at the festival. In the event of a tie for highest grade, the festival director, festival producer and festival founder will each vote on the tied films giving the majority vote the award. In the event that one of the production staff are involved in one of the films involving a tie, a 3rd party will be selected to vote in place of the production staff member involved.

*** Special Recognition Awards are given to any film that is nominated (in top 5 by votes) in 5 or more categories. The way we see it is, even if the film didn’t score the highest in any of the categories, to be a nominee in 5 or more categories means that the film was extremely good across the board. (The Festival Directors Choice Award category don’t qualify for the Special Recognition Awards)

**** The Festival Directors Choice Award nominee’s are the Film Festival Directors top 5 choice films of the festival. The Directors Choice Award is presented at the festival to the Directors favorite film of the festival. (Any film that the festival director is personally involved in at any level is not eligible for this award.)

Rules & Terms

Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree: 1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;

3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;

4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;

5 . I hold Breaking Fate Entertainment Inc. / The Indie Horror Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;

6 . I hold Breaking Fate Entertainment Inc. / The Indie Horror Film Festival, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

8 . I give permission for Breaking Fate Entertainment Inc. / The Indie Horror Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

9 . I give permission for Breaking Fate Entertainment Inc. / The Indie Horror Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.

OTHER NOTES:

There is NO 'Film Made By' date. We have shown horror films from as early as the 30's. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.

Films showing nudity are permissible, however sexual penetration will be disqualified.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.

SCREENPLAY CONTEST - RULES & TERMS

The Indie Horror Screenplay Contest is part of The Indie Horror Film Festival!

Top 10 - Semi Finalists (Considered "Official Selection")
Top 5 - Finalist (Considered "Award Nominee")
Top 1 - Winner of the Indie Horror Screenplay Contest

Award Winner will be announced LIVE at The Indie Horror Film Festival!

Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;

3 . This screenplay is of my own works and is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;

4 . I am duly authorized to submit this screenplay to the festival;

5 . I hold Breaking Fate Entertainment Inc. / The Indie Horror Film Festival, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

6 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the characters and situations in the entered work.

7 . I give permission for Breaking Fate Entertainment Inc. / The Indie Horror Film Festival to use the screenplay log line and/or synopsis in addition to screenplay author name(s) in promotional efforts and website(s)

8. All screenplays must be submitted in PDF format.

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    Leonard Varasano

    Thank you, Indie Horror Film Festival for recognizing my screenplay, Disinterred Bones, as a finalist. For future reference, adding a Finalist's name alongside the screenplay/film site listings would greatly enhance the participant's experience.

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the suggestion, we will implement that right away. Thanks again!