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SUBMISSIONS ARE STILL 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 FILMS, though we still keep a horror vibe to select experiences.
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.
2022 AWARD WINNERS
Shockfest 2022 was a breathtaking experience. To see the nominations check out our coverage on Dread Central. We are proud to present the winners of Shockfest Film Festival: Theater of Mystery 2022.
BEST TRAILER: TRAILER COMPETITION
BEST MONSTER: MONSTER COMPETITION
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Time and Fury
BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
The Puppet King
by Jonathan P. Dittman
Snow White From Queens
by Diana Lee Woody
BEST DANCE/EXPERIMENTAL FILM
How Many Spiders?
BEST LGBTQ+ FILM
MOCKFEST AWARD: BEST COMEDY FILM
Make America Bake Again
BEST HAUNTED GARAGE FILM
BEST CULT FILM
Seeing Diane Arbus
BEST ANIMATED FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters
Justin Miles - You Promised
Debra Lamb - Blood Covered Chocolate
Umberto Ottaviani - IVI ELV
Brad Rego - Cryptid
See how we showcased your work throughout the pandemic in the most innovative ways. Rain, shine, or mass global pandemics, Shockfest brings the show to your City, State, and Living Room.
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October 23, 2020
SHOCKFEST FILM FESTIVAL
THE ONLY HOME FOR CUTTING EDGE FILMS & SCREENPLAYS
%25 OFF SUBMISSION CODE
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 2023, 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 email@example.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 Film Distribution, Film Funding, 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
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.
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