If you're an indie horror filmmaker, and have a short, full length feature or work in progress, we'd love to showcase your work. We accept all mediums from live action to animation, and will have a jury of industry professionals judge each film. We'll also be giving out awards to all the winners.
Awards & Prizes:
Jury Prize for Spookiest Feature Film
Jury Prize for Goriest Feature Film
Jury Prize for Spookiest Short Film
Jury Prize for Goriest Short Film
Jury Prize for Best Special FX
Audience Award for Feature Film
Audience Award for Short Film
Rules & Terms:
The 1st annual Atomic Monster Weekend Int'l Horror Film Festival will take place October 27-29, 2023
1. Submission Deadlines
Submissions will be accepted from September 19, 2022. The final deadline is July 10, 2023. Early entry is encouraged but in no way guarantees acceptance.
2. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed before August 1, 2023
- Atomic Monster Weekend Indie Horror Film Fest requires at least a Arizona Premiere for any feature or short film.
- Works-in-progress are accepted.
3. Premiere Status
Feature Films and Short Films must be at least Arizona Premieres: they must not have been released in the state of Arizona on any format.
4. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values
- Independent nature of the production
5. Festival Screenings
Atomic Monster Weekend Indie Horror Film Fest has the capability to screen Digital Cinema Package (DCP). Blu-ray may be used as well.
No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection nor add screening fees.
UK director Kieran Reed's indie horror short film "All You Can Eat", is about a young waitress at a fast food diner has a bad feeling about things going on behind the chrome and neon facade of the diner. She finally believes she has the proof she needs to bring this secret to light, but unseen evil forces are unleashed in a blood thirsty attempt to stop her.
TapeHead - The Return Of Jacob Cobb is Dustin Mattsons feature length directorial debut. Based on the award winning short film TapeHead.
It's been 20 years since the accidental death of special needs video store clerk Jacob Cobb. The town of Brower Illinois has moved on, and the tragedy is all but forgotten.
That is, until a group of teenagers unearth Jacob's blood soaked rewinder. Summoning his ve
CRAWLIES is a no budget German Horror short film by director Emanuel Koch, and inspired by 80's practical effects films like GHOULIES and BASKET CASE. Its an Independent production and uses mostly practical effects, from hand puppets to Stop-Motion animation.
It takes place on a Heavy Metal Festival named HELLROCK INFERNO JAMBOREE when Little, crawling Monsters invade the place and spread Terror a
Indie horror director Richard Terrasi brings "Monster Mash". An Anthology Of 3 Gruesome Tales That Will Send You Back In Time To The Glorious Days Of Creature Features!