October 2023 will be lil' spooky fest's third public 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 spooky, dreadful, quirky, weird, and all that is giallo. Our festival is a free indie hub for like minded people to hang out, listen to bands, and watch 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. Submit and come support local filmmakers!
| Film prizes
First place gets an award, $100, and submission fee refunded.
Second place gets an award, $50, and submission fee refunded.
Third place gets an award and submission fee refunded.
| Script prizes
First place gets an award, $50, and submission fee refunded.
| Plus featured on our website and social media.
| You must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
| Films need to be between 1 minute and 120 minutes.
| Scripts need to be between 1 page and 120 pages.
| 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 porn. Nudity is allowed though.
| Not all submissions are 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 on our social media or website.