Heed the call of cinematic horror!

Create a 5-10 minute horror short and compete for gory glory in northwest Vermont's biggest amateur film festival.

Every October, Saint Albans, Vermont is home to Franklin County's only local film fest. Aspiring filmmakers will find their work shown on the big screen to a rabid audience of home-grown horror fans, family, and friends.

To date we’ve screened 50+ short films to hundreds of local film enthusiasts, making this the largest film premiere in the northwestern corner of the state.
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Started in 2013, Northwest Nightmares was the creation of Kris Hoyt—a huge horror movie buff. Tirelessly organized by Kris, Renee Laroche-Rheaume, and David Rheaume over the next four years, the festival grew and grew, including entries from across the state.

Winners will receive commemorative plaques, while the grand prize-winning team will receive hundreds of dollars worth of Amazon gift cards and filmmaking equipment.

Visit our website for complete film festival rules.