Attention indie horror filmmakers near and far! Film Festival Flix is hosting its first Halloween Horror Fest for the entirety of October. And the online festival is accepting submissions now!! How spooktacular is that?! Yet another reason for me to look forward to the tenth month on the calendar — hopefully some of YOU will participate and I can enjoy watching your entries all October long from my comfy couch.
HOLLYWOOD, CA – Film Festival Flix will host the first annual Halloween Horror Fest over an unprecedented 31 days during the month of October, it was announced today by the company’s CEO Benjamin Oberman. “We celebrate great genre movies and filmmakers from around the world and provide opportunities for films and audiences to connect through the internet,” said Oberman.
The online festival, which celebrates 31 days of world class horror films and the filmmakers who terrify, disgust, and disturb us, is led by Oberman and boasts a series of events along with traditional Filmmaker Q&A’s, Expert Panels, and Twitter Chats; all online. (Watch what you want | When you want | Where you want).
Thirteen competition categories will be awarded cash and sponsored prizes with additional recognition through media partners and the festival’s expert Jury. Winners will receive distribution offers on Film Festival Flix, affiliate networks and branded distribution channels as well as all major cable, internet and home video platforms. The Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $4,000, a guaranteed distribution offer on the Film Festival Flix platform, an L.A. Premiere, Lunch with a top Hollywood Acquisitions Executive, Critique from a Horror Film Legend, a featured article in a Hollywood Media Trade and a number of sponsor prizes tba. Additional categories include the “Skin Crawler Award,” “Best Blood & Gore,” “Best Psychological Thriller,” “Best Vampire,” “Best Werewolf,” “Best Zombie,” “Best Monster,” “Best Slasher,” “Best Ghost & Haunted,” “Best Comedy Horror,” “Best Found Footage” and “Best Short.”
“I’ve traveled to festivals around the globe for many years and see amazing films that most people will never get to see,” says Oberman. “Hosting the festival online guarantees genre audiences opportunity to watch as much as they want, when they want, in the comfort of their own home, AND offers the ability to interact with filmmakers as much as they’d like.”
Halloween Horror Fest provides audiences with easy and unlimited access to films from great genre festivals around the world for one low price. (Like a Netflix subscription, but much better!)
A call for entry is now open through June 15th. Late submission runs June 16th – July 15th. Official Selections will be announced August 15th. Winners will be announced November 10th and presented at an exclusive live event in Los Angeles. For more information and to submit a film: http://HalloweenHorrorFest.com
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