WE ARE OPEN!
We are open for subs again but do ask that you please only submit HORROR and SCI-FI/FANTASY works. We have gotten a lot of great entries but are getting slowed down by entries that just don't fit what we're looking for. PLEASE only short films and only short horror, sci-fi, or dark fantasy.
Due to the overwhelming interest in the festival we are closing entries early than anticipated. In order to be able to get through all of the entries and decide on what films will be in the festival we will close entries on July 15. We apologize for shortening the submission time but we want to make sure we can give our attention to all of the entries we have first and foremost.
All that said...
This will be a one day festival showcasing short indie horror and sci-fi films held in Flint, Michigan at Mott Community College.
This is a FREE event to submit to and a low cost show for fans to attend.
We are a small show run by passionate fans trying to support independent films and the local horror scene.
While we would love to have filmmakers in attendance for the event we do understand that many of you submitting will be unable to attend but we will find ways for you to participate in the festival somehow if we choose your film.
GRAND GHOUL AWARD - Best overall film.
BRADBURY AWARD - Best Writing.
CHANEY AWARD - Best Special Makeup Effects
JON COCKERILL MEMORIAL AWARD - Best Student Film (must be a Flint/Genesee County, MI student).
CHARLES SHAVER MEMORIAL AWARD - Best Michigan Made Film (must be a Michigan-based filmmaker).
Awards & Prizes
Grand Ghoul award - First Place - $100
Bradbury Award - Second Place/Best Writing - $50
Chaney Award - Second Place/Best Make-up - $50
Charles Shaver Memorial Award - Camera, cash, and films.
(Given to best Michigan based film).
Jon Cockerill Memorial Award - Cash Prize
(Given to local film student).
Rules & Terms
We are looking for short (under one hour) horror and science fiction films but will consider dark fantasy.
We accept DVDs and digital submissions.
We want the film, and details about the film for submission - director, writer, actors...
If it is accepted for the festival we will ask for the poster and other information for sharing.
PLEASE only submit HORROR, SCIENCE FICTION, or DARK FANTASY. We are primarily looking for horror but are open to the other two genres as well. We are getting great entries but are getting a lot of films that do not fit our festival and it's slowing our process down.
MUST be a student of a Flint, MI/Genesee County, Michigan school to win the JON COCKERILL MEMORIAL AWARD.
MUST be a Michigan based filmmaker to win the CHARLES SHAVER MEMORIAL AWARD.