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.

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  • 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