Submission Deadline for Spooky Empire's International Horror Film Festival

We are coming up to that time of year where Halloween is just around the corner and with that comes haunts, horror conventions, and film festivals galore.  One of the most well-known conventions (and largest in the US), Spooky Empire, is once again taking submissions for their international horror film festival!    

This year join Spooky Empire and horror hostess Blair Bathory of FEAR HAUS, in the ultimate horror film festival!  During the weekend of October the 7th, immerse yourself into horror culture at the 11th Annual Spooky Empire Horror Convention in Orlando, FL.  

With more than 15,000 guests attending regularly, we want to bring genre fans the very best independent horror cinema. You never know who might watch your horror masterpiece!  A few celebrity guests from last year include: George A. Romero, Director of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and horror icon Tony Todd, lead actor from CANDYMAN.  

On top of having your film screened there will be awards and prizes galore such as, BEST FEATURE, BEST SHORT FILM, BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM, BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS, AUDIENCE CHOICE, FLORIDA SPOTLIGHT, and FEARMAKER OF THE YEAR. Make sure to get your film submitted soon as there are only 12 days left as the deadline for submission is August 21, 2016. 

Stay spooky!


Rule & Terms
GENRE ELIGIBILITY 

Spooky Empire seeks independent feature-length and short films from around the world in any of the following main genre groups: 

  • Horror, Supernatural
  • Sci-Fi
  • Animation
  • Thriller, Suspense
  • Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
  • Documentaries, with a genre-related or cult/bizarre subject matter

MICRO-SHORT FILM ELIGIBILITY

  • Completed after January 1st, 2014
  • Works-in-progress and rough cuts are not accepted
  • Run time of less than 10 minutes
  • Not previously submitted to the festival
  • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English

SHORT FILM ELIGIBILITY

  • Completed after January 1st, 2014
  • Works-in-progress and rough cuts are not accepted
  • Run time of less than 30 minutes
  • Not previously submitted to the festival
  • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English

FEATURE FILM ELIGIBILITY 

  • Completed after January 1st, 2014
  • Works-in-progress and rough cuts are not accepted
  • Run time of 50 minutes or longer
  • Not previously submitted to the festival
  • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English

For more information on submitting your film to SPOOKY EMPIRE visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SpookyEmpireFF or email the fearhaus@gmail.com