The Flint Fright FilmFest is a one day film festival showcasing short indie horror and sci-fi films from around the world. Our show is held in Flint, Michigan at Mott Community College in conjunction with their Media Arts & Entertainment Technology program.

There is a submission fee but we have tried to keep it as low as possible to allow people to submit without going broke. Our submission fee is $3 with a low entry cost for people coming to the festival so we can get as many eyes as possible on your films.

We are a small show run by passionate fans trying to support independent films and the local horror scene. We are writers, film makers, musicians, community activists, artists, fathers, mothers, and huge fans of these movies.

While we would love to have filmmakers in attendance for the event we understand that most of you that are submitting will be unable to attend. Should your film be chosen we will promote it and your work leading up to the festival and should you win we'll find a way to get you involved in that process.

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).


Marilyn Ringler Memorial Award - THE NOCNITSA
Jon Cockerill Memorial Award - APOLLYON
Charles Shaver Memorial Award - VERSO
Chaney Award - THE NOCNITSA
Bradbury Award - LA LLORONA
Grand Ghoul Award - WE GOT A MONKEY's PAW

Marilyn Ringler Memorial Award - SWEETIE
Jon Cockerill Memorial Award - BLOODY SUNDAE
Charles Shaver Memorial Award - ACCEPTING ARMAGEDDON
Bradbury Award - LA BETE
Grand Ghoul Award - SWEETIE

Grand Ghoul Award - Ray Bradbury's THE HOMECOMING
Bradbury Award - IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
John Cockerill Memorial Award - THE IDOL
Charles Shaver Memorial Award - STATIC

Grand Ghoul award - First Place - $100
Bradbury Award - Second Place/Best Writing - $75
Chaney Award - Second Place/Best Make-up - $75

Charles Shaver Memorial Award - $50
(Given to best Michigan based film).

Jon Cockerill Memorial Award - $50
(Given to best local/studentl film).

Marilyn Ringler Memorial Award - $50
(Given to Scariest Overall Film)

ALL winners will receive free subscriptions to

We are looking for short horror and science fiction films but will consider dark fantasy.
We have a limited time for our show so we want films that are at least one minute long and no longer than thirty-five minutes.

We accept DVD, Blu Rays, and digital submissions.

We request 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.

Overall Rating
  • Harold Leonard

    Amazing festival. Loved the communication with the team and their dedication and support to indie filmmakers. Can't wait to send another film to them.

    October 2019
  • Flint Fright FilmFest is without a doubt a top notch festival! It was a great honor to have been part of this year's event!

    October 2019
  • Kevin McGuiness

    I was lucky enough to have my short documentary "Death and the Maiden" screened at the "Flint Fright FilmFest" and the organizers were incredibly friendly and the communication was great!

    October 2019
  • I was not able to attend, but communication was excellent. They showed a real excitement for the opportunity to screen my film, and that means everything!

    October 2019
  • Ethan Evans

    Such a great experience! We were so impressed by how well and professional the festival was run, and it truly is run by very passionate people! We were honoured to have been included in this years festival and I definitely recommend submitting to anyone interested in the horror genre!!

    December 2018