A Night Of Horror International Film Festival

A Night of Horror

10th edition

Nov 24 - Dec 04, 2017
Estimated
Sydney, Australia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Docu-feature, Documentary, Music video, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Horror, Thriller

Mission / description A Night of Horror International Film Festival is Sydney, Australia's premier genre film event.

Now in its tenth year, the festival remains dedicated to screening and promoting the work of independent filmmakers working in the horror genre from both Australia and abroad. full text less text

Festival website www.anightofhorror.com/

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Class Founded: 2007
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Mar 01, 2015

Early bird deadline: Apr 29, 2016
Regular deadline: Jun 30, 2016
Late deadline: Aug 31, 2016

Notification date: Nov 04, 2016

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Fees Fees range from 25.00 to 55.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
General rules We require films initially be submitted via online screeners. We no longer accept physical preview copies (i.e. DVDs).

In submitting your film or video to A Night of Horror International Film Festival you guarantee that you have all the relevant permissions, licenses and releases for your film or video to be screened in a public exhibition. You must have in your possession the permissions, licenses and releases for the submitted film or video's music, script, actors etc.

Entrants in the Horror Screenplay (Feature) or Horror Screenplay (Short) categories, must read and agree to the rules specific to these categories (see below).

There is no restriction as to the year that the film was made.

If your film is selected to screen at the festival, you must supply us with a copy of your film in one of the following formats: Blu-Ray, digital media file, DCP, or DVD.

While care will be taken, we are unable to guarantee the safety of your DVD, Blu-ray, hard drive, or film while in our possession, or in transit. If selected to screen at the festival, please do not send us a master copy, or your only copy of the film.

After the festival, hard drives containing digital files submitted to the festival for exhibition will be either returned to entrant or forwarded to another film festival as requested by entrant.

The festival only pays for return shipping. We do not pay for shipping both ways of DCP or film prints. If selected to screen at the festival, filmmaker agrees to arrange for and pay for shipping of film or DCP to the festival in Sydney, Australia. Filmmaker also agrees to provide necessary KDM for any DCP sent to the festival at no expense to the festival.

Additional publicity materials (stills, posters etc.) are encouraged if your film is selected to screen at the festival (although not required).

Please select the most relevant category for your film. You may choose between:

1. Horror Feature Films: Any feature length film (45 to 140 minutes in duration) that deals with horror themes. (Documentaries are also welcome.)

2. Horror Short Films: Any live action film (45 minutes or under in duration) that deals with horror themes. Your film can be narrative fiction, experimental, or even a documentary about horror.

3. Horror Short Animations: Any animated film (45 minutes or under in duration) that deals with horror themes.

4. Short Films based on, or inspired by, the writings of H. P. Lovecraft: Any film (including live action, animated, narrative, experimental, or documentary as long as it is under 45 minutes in duration) that deals with, or is inspired by, horror author H. P. Lovecraft or his writings.

5. Horror Themed Music Videos: Any music video that deals with dark or horror themes.

If you are entering an unproduced screenplay please select from:

6. Horror Screenplay (Feature): For feature length screenplays between 60 and 130 pages in length.

7. Horror Screenplay (Short): For short screenplays that are less than 60 pages in length.

A panel of judges, selected by Lovecraft 21C Productions, will decide the winners of each of the above categories. The winners of each category will be announced at the festival's awards night. In all cases, the judges' decisions are final. Best Australian Short Film is decided by audience vote.

Entrants whose films are chosen for screening at the festival will be notified by early November 2016. Entrants whose films are selected will be given one free ticket to the screening of their film at A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2016.

If you decide to attend the festival and require accommodation while in Sydney we are able to recommend local hotels/motels, but unable to cover any costs that your travel or accommodation might incur.

By submitting to the festival you agree to abide by and commit to the following statement: "I authorize Lovecraft 21C Productions to screen the film or video listed above, upon the film or video's acceptance in A Night of Horror International Film Festival. For the purpose of the screenings I authorize Lovecraft 21C Productions to market the film or video in whatever manner they see fit. I acknowledge that Lovecraft 21C Productions holds the screening rights of the above listed film or video for A Night of Horror International Film Festival. I confirm that all other rights remain the sole property of myself and/or my nominated production company. I hereby confirm that all material used in the production of the film or video is the original work of myself or my nominated production company, or is work for which I or my nominated production company have obtained with releases, including but not limited to actors, performances and the musical score. I guarantee that I have obtained all the necessary permissions, licenses and clearances to enter this film or video into A Night of Horror International Film Festival, and that the film and the screening of the film by Lovecraft 21C Productions, does not infringe the moral and ethical rights including copyright of any third party. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into A Night of Horror International Film Festival, and that nobody representing Lovecraft 21C Productions or A Night of Horror International Film Festival has guaranteed my acceptance into the festival prior to this submission. I have read and agree to the general rules, terms and conditions of A Night of Horror International Film Festival. I have also read and agree to any specific rules relating to the category that I am entering my film, video, or screenplay."

RULES AND CONDITIONS FOR SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONS

There is no restriction to the year that the screenplay was written.

Screenplays must be submitted electronically online.

All screenplays should be formatted in accord with industry standards.

Please include a paragraph synopsis.

No rewritten/corrected pages will be accepted once entry is received.

Screenplay must be in English.

Screenplay must not have been previously optioned, purchased, in production or produced.

Screenplays written as adaptations of other works must have secured rights before being submitted.

If a winning screenplay is the work of more than one writer, any prize or prizes will be split evenly amongst the writing team.

The entrant retains copyright to their screenplay.

The entrant agrees that he or she will never assert against Lovecraft 21C Productions or A Night of Horror International Film Festival any claim or action based on plagiarism, infringement, confidential or fiduciary relationship, implied contract, idea theft, unfair competition or any other theory arising in connection with their submission to A Night of Horror International Film Festival, and the entrant understands that Lovecraft 21C Productions accepts no liability of any kind for the unauthorized use of all or part of such submissions by any person. In this regard, the entrant hereby absolutely releases and forever discharges Lovecraft 21C Productions, A Night of Horror International Film Festival and its officers, employees, volunteers, judges, readers, affiliates, and associates, individually and collectively, of or from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, legal fees, expenses, debts, actions, and causes of action against Lovecraft 21C Productions or A Night of Horror International Film Festival of every kind whatsoever, now and in the future, in connection with the entrant's submission.