October 2024 will be lil' spooky fest's fourth year. Our event in 2021 was a private/invite-only event that we turned into an annual thing. We aim to be an indie film festival for all that is weird, quirky, and/or spooky. Our festival is a free indie hub for like-minded people to network, watch live music, and indie films.

We know there are millions of festivals to submit to, the hard work that goes into making films or writing scripts, and we strive to highlight that passion, ambition, and skill. We're filmmakers ourselves.

We start the festival off with a music video block, then have live entertainment before going into our selected films. It's a one night one only hodgepodge of indie goodness. Submit and come support local filmmakers!

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| Film prizes

First place gets an award and their submission fee returned.
Second place gets an award and their submission fee returned.
Third place gets an award and their submission fee returned.
Two runner-ups.

| Script prizes

First place gets an award and their submission fee returned.
Second place gets an award and their submission fee returned.
Third place gets an award and their submission fee returned.
Two runner-ups.

| You must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
| You can resubmit if you weren't selected in prior years.
| Films can be any length, although shorter ones are easier for us to program.
| Scripts can be any length.
| All fees are non-refundable unless your project wins it back.
| We do not require premiere status and the film can be available online.
| Multiple submissions are accepted. One per submission fee.
| Films submitted can be completed at any time.
| Foreign films must have English subtitles.
| No adult films. Nudity is allowed though.
| Not all submissions will be selected.
| Submitting your project, you authorize lil' spooky fest and lil' baker films to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills to help promote the festival in any capacity.

Overall Rating
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  • Lucas Ostrowski

    Great festival with awesome communication. Plus, a cool slate a films!!

    December 2023
  • Very cool experience, long live horror!

    October 2023
  • David Bornstein

    Those Lil' Baker Boys really have a firm grasp on what makes a great film festival experience. They went above and beyond to curate a great experience for their audience and filmmakers alike. I really hope they keep this going, this festival has so much potential. Highly recommend.

    November 2022
  • Phillip Trow

    A fantastic little festival that is only going to get bigger over the next few years as it's run so brilliantly by Luke and Nath, both of which communicate directly and make you feel like an integral part of Lil' Spooky Fest. It also helps that they awarded my feature script 1st place. Cheers boys.

    October 2022