Australia's premier horror festival is no longer accepting entries in the following categories for the 2016 event. The festival's submission process for the 2017 event will open in early 2017, when it will again accept submission in the following categories:
HORROR FEATURES - HORROR SHORTS - H. P. LOVECRAFT INSPIRED SHORTS - ANIMATIONS - MUSIC VIDEOS - SCREENPLAYS
For ten years A Night of Horror has remained dedicated to independent horror film and horror filmmakers. Our ongoing commitment to filmmakers who submit to the festival is that we reserve over 90% of all short film slots and over 50% of all feature film slots at the festival for films submitted through the festival's open submission process. Many festivals source the vast majority of the films they screen from sales agents, distributors, and other festivals. Unfortunately, this means that the independent filmmaker who submits their film through traditional channels has very little chance (and with some festivals, almost no chance) of having their film selected. Since the festival's founding, A Night of Horror has reserved well over half of our programming slots for films that are submitted to the festival cold through our open submission process (ie via Withoutabox or FilmFreeway). We remain very proud of this commitment to independent film and to our ongoing discovery of bold new talent, including those world premiere feature films from emerging filmmakers that we showcase in the festival's LAUNCH PAD component.
It has never been easier to enter the fest with our completely online submission process: DVD screeners are no longer required or accepted.
Enter on Withoutabox and upload your film to WAB's Secure Online Screener service.
Submit a YouTube or Vimeo screener of your film using FilmFreeway. FilmFreeway's HD upload system is fully integrated with both of these popular online video-sharing websites.
We encourage committed filmmakers to submit via FilmFestivalLife. With monthly subscriptions and pro accounts FilmFestivalLife is the smartest way to save money with a strategic approach. Join the platform where award-winning filmmakers and quality festivals meet.
So choose your submission platform and click on the relevant icon above. All festival rules, conditions and fees for A Night of Horror Film Festival are described in full on each platform's site.
(2016 Entry Deadlines - Earlybird: April 29. Regular: June 30. Late: August 31. WAB extended: September 16.)