ThIs is the 8th year for the Sick Chick's Film Festival! While we screen films for the public, this is largely a filmmaker networking event where filmmakers come together to support each other and their work. We are all about showing love to these wonderful people. You won't find a lot of "celebrities" here because we only celebrate our ladies and their work. They are our stars. We accept short and feature films in one of the following genres: Horror, Sci Fi or Fantasy. Our emphasis is female filmmakers so we do require that at least one of the primary creative roles is filled by a woman (writer, director, cinematographer/director of photography). We will be showcasing work by some of the best indie filmmakers from NC and around the world.

Sick Chick Flick Award - Trophy
Best Director - Plaque
Best Sci Fi - Plaque
Best Horror - Plaque
Best Fantasy - Plaque
Best Female Lead - Plaque
Best Male Lead - Plaque
Best Effects - Plaque
Best Writing - Plaque
Best Cinematography - Plaque
Best Sound - Plaque
Best Feature Film - Plaque
Best Short Film - Plaque
More Awards may be announced

All Short films must be under 21 minutes. All features must be at least 50min. We accept online screeners and digital downloads only. They must be in one of the following genres: Horror, Sci Fi or Fantasy.

We do accept films from all genders but because our emphasis is on supporting women in film we do require that at least one of the following primary creative roles is filled by a woman (writer, director, cinematographer/director of photography).

Films in the Sick Chick Flick Category must have a woman in at least three of the primary production roles one of which must be director. The others can be writer, cinematographer/director of photography, female lead, producer, specialfx, editor. The more women you have on your production team, the better your chances are of winning this award.

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  • Gina DeAngelis

    The organizer is GREAT! I felt so supported and encouraged by their clear and effective communication and their enthusiasm for independent film. They even set up an interview opportunity for filmmakers to take advantage of if they chose. Fantastic fest, I will definitely submit again. Thanks!

    November 2023
  • Miranda Jacoby

    Thank you so much for screening my animated short "In Search Of Birds" at the Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival. Festival staff was lovely and great to work with.

    October 2023
  • Tristan Corrigan

    Awesome festival!! So happy to be involved and to be able to send our lead actress to speak after our film showed!!

    October 2023
  • I love this festival . The festival directors are so supportive. I had to miss out on attending this year, but can't wait to enter more of my work and attend.

    October 2023
  • It was such a honor to be a part of this year's Sick Chick Flicks, it was one on my list I was crossing my fingers to get in. Although I couldn't attend, the communication with the fest was great and I ended up following a lot of the other filmmakers on social media and still felt a part of it all. Thanks for having "Consumed".

    October 2023