Horror, Halloween and Supernatural - The Spookiest Show On Earth!

For over ten years, there has been one horror convention on the east coast with one goal in mind – to take care of the fans. Creating a family atmosphere with celebrities, authors, a huge vendor’s room and other fun events."

We'd like to expand on this concept, and bring you the first annual "Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival." This allows us to screen and showcase up and coming film directors, actors and crew, and the hard work they put into bringing you their fresh outlook on the horror genre.

Our film review and award committee members are fair, impartial, and thorough. Most of all, they understand exactly how hard it is to make a film. They want to showcase the very best that the independent horror film community has to offer - and help them to garner the recognition they deserve.

Our awards consist of the following:

Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Special Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay and "Fan Favorite."

We invite all independent horror filmmakers to submit their work. The Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival runs at the same time and location as The Horrorfind Weekend Convention, so the opportunity for your film to be seen by many of the attendees during the weekend is greatly increased.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival director, Joe Ripple. You can email him at filmfest@horrorfind.com.

Rules for the Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival:

  1. All film entries must be submitted on DVD or DVD-R. All entries must be NTSC format. Only ONE (1) film per DVD or DVD-R. If submitting multiple films, each film must be sent with proper payment. Please include a press kit, any publicity information, previous awards or reviews.
  2. No entry will be returned without a SASE or other pre-paid packaging. The Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival will not accept entries that do not have proper postage when mailed to us.
  3. Short films are considered to be no longer than 40 minutes including credits.
  4. Feature films are considered to be 40 minutes or longer.
  5. The Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival will not be responsible for loss, damage or theft of film entries during the shipping, handling or screening process.
  6. All film submissions must be in the genre or "spirit" of horror, or at a minimum, include horror, suspense or similar plot elements. Science-Fiction, Action, Comedies, Romance, Documentaries, Paranormal, Animation and other works that are somewhat related to the genre of horror are acceptable as submissions. Films depicting actual (or real) violent acts against people or animals are NOT acceptable, and will be disqualified.
  7. Any film entry submitted in a language other than English must be either dubbed or subtitled in English. The Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival welcomes both domestic and international film entries.
  8. The decisions made by the selection and award committee are final. This includes counting the votes for the film awarded "Fan Favorite."
  9. All releases and verification of ownership of rights must be acknowledged on the submission form. Films with distribution are welcome for consideration.
  10. Entry fees may be paid through Paypal, Check or Money Order. Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to "The Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival." All film submissions should be mailed to:

Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival
9722 Groffs Mill Drive, Suite 109,
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Payment and Deadlines for Entries:
(All entry fees must be paid in U.S.Currency)

$20.00 for Shorts if postmarked by June 1st, 2010.
$35.00 for Features if postmarked by June 1st, 2010.

$30.00 for Shorts if postmarked after June 1st, but before July 1st, 2010.
$45.00 for Features if postmarked after June 1st, but before July 1st, 2010.

$40.00 for Shorts if postmarked after July 1st, but before August 20th, 2010.
$50.00 for Features if postmarked after July 1st, but before August 20th, 2010.

To ensure all film submissions are fairly reviewed by our selection committee, no entries will be accepted with a postmark after August 20th, 2010. In any circumstance, no refunds will be given.


Please fill out the form below completely.
Business Name:
State or Province:
Email Address:
Website URL:
Title of Entry:
Running Time with Credits:
Original format (Mini DV, 16mm, 35mm, etc.):
Brief Synopsis of Film:
Country of Production (country film produced in):
Produced By:
Directed By:
Screenplay Written By:
Director of Photography:
Male Lead:
Female Lead:
Special Effects and Makeup (you may list multiple names here):
Distributed By (if any):
Method of Payment - Check/Money Order or Credit Card via Paypal.

If you select PayPal as Method of Payment:
Upon Submitting this form you will be taken to a receipt page, PLEASE PRINT IT FIRST then CLICK the PAYPAL link Button on THAT PAGE to make your Secure payment by Credit Card.
Then sign the printed receipt and send a copy of it and your film to the address on the receipt page.

If you select Check or Money Order as Method of Payment:
You will be taken to a receipt page to PRINT. You must then sign and send a copy to the address on the receipt with your payment and film enclosed:

Please Select a Payment Method

I am the owner of this entry and it is my original work. I have obtained all necessary releases or contracts from those involved with the production of this film. While I understand that I retain all rights to ownership of the work, I hereby give the “Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival” permission to feature, advertise, display, in whole or in part, the work titled and described above. I also understand that my entry is valid only upon completion of the following conditions: Receipt of a copy of the work, this completed signed form, and the processing of the entry fee by the festival organization.

I understand that the decisions made by the award and selection committee are final and absolute, and in any case, no refunds will be issued. I agree and understand that “The Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival” is not responsible for loss, theft or damage of the film before, during or after the event, and further, that “The Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival” is not responsible for the cancellation of the film festival based on acts of God or circumstances or situations beyond their control.

I have read and agree with the rules, policies and statements above:

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