South African HORRORFEST

The Horror Festacular // South African HORRORFEST

15th edition

Oct 30 - Nov 07, 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Horror, Independent, LGBT, Live Action, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Satire, Science fiction, Silent movie, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground

Mission / description The only all-encompassing Halloween season Horror event on the African continent, including its main film festival component with feature films and short films from around the world (featuring many premieres), plus a short story competition (resulting in best of anthologies) as well as a live author event, Halloween dress-up, live movie soundtrack performance to classic silent films & more.
(All genre variants accepted, as long as it contains Horror elements)
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Class Founded: 2005
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Mar 19, 2019

Early bird deadline: Apr 01, 2019
Regular deadline: Jun 01, 2019
Late deadline: Sep 01, 2019

Notification date: Sep 30, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 8.00 to 15.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Winner certificates
General rules All submitted Feature Films and Short Films will be viewed by the selection panel, and if chosen, screened at the S.A. HORRORFEST.
Where deemed fit, Official Selection status will be awarded & various winning categories selected after the event.

Short film running time should not exceed 30 mins.
Feature film length: minimum 60 mins. / maximum 125 mins.
(contact us if your production exceed these running times)

All submissions need to fall in the Horror genre, however all forms sub-genres are allowed.
Real snuff material and animal cruelty / torture will not be tolerated.