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SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!

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MULTIPLE FESTIVALS A YEAR

Live, Hybrid & Virtual...15 years in the making.

A submission to Shockfest is a submission to all of our shows for just a 1 time submission on FilmFreeway.  Some films screen at all festivals of that year. 

We celebrate, award and screen ALL GENRE FILM
S, though we still keep a horror vibe to select experiences. 
 
Shockfest is about revealing secrets and sharing information about the innerworkings, tricks, traps and corruptions of the film industry.  We hold live shows, mixers, livestreams and hangouts throughout the year and discuss such topics as DISTRIBUTION, FILM FUNDING, COLLABORATION and FILM FESTIVAL STRATEGY.  Many of these events, livestreams or conversations are free to the public!  We invite you to participate in our Shockfestivities as often or as little as is valuable to you.

The earlier you submit and the more you engage and interact with our livestreams and shows, the more you will receive from them.  Come on in, the movies are awesome :)

Shockfest Film Festival screens, nominates and awards your cutting edge films and screenplays from all genres including Drama, Comedy, Scifi, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, Documentary, Experimental and everything in between.

2023 AWARD WINNERS

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BEST ACTOR

Cary Mark

The Company We keep

BEST ACTRESS
Madison Van Voorhis

Split Second

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
Joe Lujan

My Little Nightmare

MOCKFEST AWARD: BEST COMEDY
The Book of Light

BEST CULT FILM
The Devil on Derby Street


BEST DIRECTOR
Sam Centrella

The Life of Peter Gottlieb

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Missing in the Midwest

BEST DRAMA
Wild Fire

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
A Bold Voyage

BEST FANTASY
The Molok

BEST FEATURE
Bloody Bridget

BEST HORROR
Butterscotch

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
The Founder Effect

BEST LGBTQ+ Film
Guys at Parties Like it

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Chenny Britt - Hi

BEST SCREENPLAY
Forbidden Zone 2

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
Teddy Cuddles

BEST SHORT
Black Maria

BEST STUDENT FILM
Exit

BEST THRILLER
The Black Mass


BEST TRAILER
Ghosts of Hiroshima

BEST WRITER
David J. Stieve

Wait For It

MISS SHOCKFEST 2023

Anastasia Elfman

SHOCKFEST
HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS

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Shockfest events serve as the Town Hall Meetings of the Entertainment Industry.  We hold transparent, valuable and tangible industry based panels and discussions at our live and virtual shows, where we discuss such topics as Distribution, Film Funding and Fundraiser Campaigns, Collaboration, Building an Audience, Applying for Grants and similar topics.  Our mission is to expose all of the ways the Hollywood system holds back and takes advantage of independent filmmakers.  If you wish for us to discuss a specific topic, write to us at shockfestfilmfestival@gmail.com and we will work towards including it in one of our next live or virtual events.

Shockfest Film Festival
December 10th, 2023

Shockfest Virtual Festival
December 2nd, 2023

Finding Investors for your Film

New York City
July 27, 2020

Las Vegas
September 27, 2020

Shockfest Film Festival
December 10th, 2023

Shockfest Virtual Festival
December 9th, 2022

Raising money using IndieGoGo

Salem Massachusetts
August 27, 2020

Amarillo Texas
October 23, 2020

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SHOCKFEST FILM FESTIVAL
THE ONLY HOME FOR CUTTING EDGE FILMS & SCREENPLAYS

%25 OFF SUBMISSION CODE
SHOCK25

Shockfest is the 15 year running film festival, whose mission is to create the most interactive and unique experience for filmmakers and audience members alike. 

Shockfest showcases the most intriguing, cutting edge, and groundbreaking content from feature films to screenplays.  We pride ourselves in supporting the independent film maker with a unique premiere experience, offering both a home for your movie's screening, as well as direction to take your work once the festival is over.  We accept, screen, nominate and award films from all genres and invite all innovative, cutting edge productions to participate in this exciting competition.

Probably the most important facet of our festival is our priority to the Filmmaker.  Long gone are the days when Hollywood was the town where the best of artists come to build the very best content for the masses.  Today in 2024, we are living in the Wild West of the Film Industry and greatness is no longer decided by whose movie is the best, but whose innovation is the most successful in showcasing your movie to the masses (and, of course, Who do YOU KNOW??).  Friends are needed by artists now more than ever and the Shockfest team is dedicated to being your friend in this cryptic and uncertain time in history.  Community building is key and we will gladly play "wing-person" for you and yr you and your production team.  Consider us a resource as well as a competition, write to the Festival Director Jeffrey Macabre at shockfestfilmfestival@gmail.com anytime with anything and he will do what he can to help point you in the right direction or provide you with whatever support he can.

Our programming consists of Industry Professional Guest Speakers who cut to the chase when discussing vital topics such as Finding investors, Movie distributors to stay away from and why, Film Funding, Building an audience, Production Advise, Longevity in the Industry, Tips and Tricks On How To Avoid The Hollywood Booby Traps, Community Interactivity and Participation and many more similar important subjects.

We celebrate originality, creativity and passion for the filmmaking process and offer a variety of awards for the select films that represent the very best in their class.  Shockfest is proud to provide you with an experience like no other to share your work with industry professionals, fans and distributors alike.  It is our mission to offer the most impressive, immersive and interactive film festival experience out there today.  

CATEGORIES AND FEES

 

FEATURE FILMS

SHORT FILMS

STUDENT FILMS

SCREENPLAYS

MUSIC VIDEOS

Please review our FilmFreeway page HERE to review additional information on our categories and fees for film, music video and screenplay submissions.  You will also find additional information on our submission deadlines.  You can see them under the "CATEGORIES AND FEES" section in the bottom right of the page.

 

PERKS YOU RECEIVE WHEN SUBMITTING TO SHOCKFEST FILM FESTIVAL
 

A submission to Shockfest provides you with interactivity, prize opportunities and perks for the entire year, regardless of your official selection status!  We work all year to provide a great deal of value to ALL OFFICIAL SUBMITTERS, even those who are not officially selected including secret entries, discounts and waivers to our additional cash prize competitions, filmmaker live stream/hangouts, filmmaker showcases, promotional opportunities and free giveaways. 

MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Check out our official FAQ Page for more information on our festival or email us if you have any further questions not answered above.

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