CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR 2021
25% OFF SUBMISSION CODE: SHOCK25
ALL GENRES WELCOME
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.
SHOCKFEST 2020 HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS
Come 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.
New York City
July 27, 2020
September 27, 2020
August 27, 2020
October 23, 2020
SHOCKFEST FILM FESTIVAL
THE ONLY HOME FOR CUTTING EDGE FILMS
%25 OFF SUBMISSION CODE: SHOCK25
Shockfest is the 13 year running film festival, whose mission is to create the most interactive and unique experience for filmmakers and audience members alike. We offer Cash Prizes of $666 to select award winning categories such as BEST DIRECTOR, BEST FEATURE, BEST SHORT FILM, BEST SCREENPLAY and MOST SHOCKING STUDENT FILMMAKER. We also provide sponsored prizes, distribution opportunities and our coveted customized handmade trophy to our award winners. Shockfest also holds Cash Prize Competitions, Filmmaker Showcases, Interactive Experiences and Giveaways throughout the year as we deliberate over official selections for the main event.
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.
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
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, weekly filmmaker live stream/hangouts, filmmaker showcases, promotional opportunities and free giveaways. A submission to Shockfest provides you with interactivity, prize opportunities and perks for the entire year, regardless of your official selection status!
CONGRATULATIONS AWARD WINNERS OF 2020!
THE MUSEUM OF PARANORMAL EXHIBITS AND ARTIFACTS AWARD
Attack of the Unknown
Joe Lujan - Billy
CAPTIVE AUDIENCE AWARD
100 Acres of Hell
Brandon Slagle - Attack of the Unknown
J.M. Logan - The Relic
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Dee Wallace - Await The Dawn
Richard Grieco - Attack of the Unknown
Daniel Lazoff - The Invisible Mother
Pablo C. Vergara - Necromurder
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Brian Cichocki - Dennis Dunaway: Cold Cold Coffin
EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA IN THE FIELD OF THE PARANORMAL AWARD
Buried Secrets Paranormal
Destiny Soria - Christmas Slasher
Christopher Maggard - Rosa Leigh
ONE SHEET COMPETITION
Christopher Beaubien - Siren
Mikeal Burgin - Lockridge
DIRECTOR'S REEL COMPETITION
FILM FIGHT/QUARANTINE COMPETITION
Amy Geist - Enjoy Your Stay
Leslie Bornstein - Terra Pesada
BEST ROCKFEST MUSIC SINGLE TRACK
Morbidly Delirious - Possessed
Clarissa Jacobson - Lunch Ladies
BEST MOCKFEST SCREENPLAY
Suzanne Friedman - Polar Ratz