Welcome to Sick ’n’ Wrong, the only film festival that peels back the decaying flesh of conventional cinema, cracks open the bones underneath, digs down through the fat and gristle, and rips out the throbbing black heart of film art so everyone can bask in its terrible beauty.

At Sick ’n’ Wrong, we’re not (just) about unspeakable gore, and we’re not (only) into shockingly tasteless humor—we welcome the weird, the uncategorizable, the aggressively bizarre. If you’re an indie filmmaker, and your work makes the traditional festivals cringe or shake their heads in confusion, then Sick ’n’ Wrong is probably your true home.

Sign up for the Sick ’n’ Wrong filmmakers’ email list here: http://eepurl.com/cJkj3r

Awards & Prizes

Winning filmmakers will receive custom 3-D printed statuettes. Awards will be given in the following categories:

Best Movie
Best Story
Best Performance
Best Music
Best Special Effects
Audience Favorite

Plus two more in these Sick ’n’ Wrong–specific categories:

Sickest—for the most viscerally gut-wrenching visuals
Wrongest—for the most horrifically inappropriate story content!


The winners of the Best Movie, Best Story, and Audience Favorite Sickies will each receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Rules & Terms

Sick ’n’ Wrong accepts submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway. All submissions must have been completed after December 31, 2014.

You also have to acknowledge and agree to this legal stuff:

1. You have read and understood all the rules and terms and do fully comply with them.
2. Your film is not subject to any litigation, nor is it threatened by any litigation.
3. You possess all the necessary rights to submit your film to the festival (including the full rights to the use all of the music in the film).
4. You indemnify and hold harmless the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival as well as its directors, judges, and sponsors and anyone affiliated with the festival of any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs of the court) that may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening film entered, or any other claim resulting from your entry.
5. You grant the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival the right to use any still images or excerpts from the film, as well as any titles, written copy, and/or other information included with the film submission, for promotional purposes.
6. You give permission for the Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival to screen the film at the 2017 Sick ’n’ Wrong Film Festival. (Any future screenings will only be done with your permission.)

5 Reviews

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    Lee Charlish

    Really good communication and a festival that will see future submissions from us. I'm sure Sick 'n' Wrong will continue to grow. I didn't make the festival in 2016, as I'm in the UK but would love to in future, if selected. Great work. Sexy laurels too! Pig Dream by Korky Films was selected.

    August 2017
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    Betschart Bros

    Great Fest - Great Director - Great Communication

    November 2016
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    Bob Rose

    I couldn't make it to the actual festival, my DP did and he had nothing but glowing positive things to say. The show runner is super communicative, positive and genuinely loves that festival he's putting on. A+, very happy and proud and can't recommend submitting enough!

    October 2016
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    Mark Brown

    We couldn't make it but the communication was excellent and the clear love for insane films is all over the place.

    October 2016
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    Josh DiGangi

    Loved Sick 'n' Wrong Film Festival! Had a great time and saw a bunch of amazing short films. Stephen Stull did an amazing job with this show. I'll definitely be returning to the next Sick 'n' Wrong Film Festival.

    October 2016