We don't know how the current situation will affect our festival this October, but rest assured that regardless the show will go on. I have already got a plan B in place that would allow me to run an online film festival if the virus is still keeping us apart. As long as the filmmakers are okay with it we will show their films, possibly to an even larger audience. :-)

ThIs is the 5th year for the Sick Chick's Film Festival! 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.

For the second year we will once again be allowing filmmakers in attendance to Pitch Their Project to the audience for a cash prize. The audience will vote on which project gets funded.

Best Director - Trophy
Best Sick Chick Flick - Trophy
Best Female Lead - Trophy
Best Male Lead - Trophy
Best Effects - Trophy
Best Writing - Trophy
Best Cinematography - Trophy
Feature Film Showcase: Best Feature Film - Trophy
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 Best 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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  • I can't recommend this festival highly enough! What a lovely team Christine Parker and her festival creators are - simply so supportive and enthusiastic. I had a wonderful time here - one of the very friendliest festivals celebrating female horror filmmakers out there!

    February 2020
  • Laurel Vail

    Though I wasn't able to attend, I felt like the communication and promotion of the event was great. I got some great feedback online about the screening too. I was really happy my film could be a part of the fest this year!

    November 2019
  • Chloe Carroll

    I absolutely loved this festival, met some wonderful people! Definitely recommend :)

    October 2019
  • Melissa De Leon

    This was a lovely festival. The communication was great right from the beginning, we always got updated, and once we arrived to the festival they were welcoming. And they even had a VIP room for the filmmakers which was a first for me. It was really nice. They had cool SFX panel and they had Q&A with all the attending filmmakers. The choice of films were varied and interesting and I loved that it was a female centered film festival. The venue was small and nice and made for a more intimate setting which I liked.

    December 2018
  • Brittany Brock

    SCFFF was wonderful. The venue was lovely and so was the festival!

    October 2018