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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Feature Films

Description Feature films are accepted from all countries and can include narrative drama, documentary, music video, docu-drama, animation etc. There are no subject limitations, except that submissions should fall within the Horror genre (including sub-genres). Running time should preferably not exceed 125 mins.
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
Plan OFF
Full length
Plan ON
All lengths
Early bird deadline    14.99 USD    8.00 USD
Regular deadline    16.99 USD    10.00 USD
Latest deadline    21.99 USD    15.00 USD
Plan OFF prices include the FFL service fee; this is why a fee applies even for festivals without fees.
Plan ON prices guarantee the cheapest price among platforms.
Submitting with a Film Plan on FFL is cheaper than submitting 'for free' on other platforms.
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Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Category rules There are no restrictions for the production's country of origin.
Flamedrop Productions / Shadow Realm inc., and the South African HorrorFest cannot guarantee that the feature films submitted will be selected and screened in public, as the festival selection members / committee will be the final arbiters.
Permission must be granted from the relevant rights holders (where applicable) of any copyrighted material used in your production (eg. music, film, video, news, audio, clips from other sources etc.), and the organizers of the South African HorrorFest cannot be held liable for the unlawful use of such material in submitted works.
Any physical materials supplied to the SA HorrorFest (outside of digital submissions) are non-returnable.
Some of the information submitted may be used in various Flamedrop Productions / Shadow Realm inc. / SA HorrorFest online and print publications as promotion, including stills, video trailers etc.

All submitted Feature Films will be viewed by the selection panel, and if chosen will be screened at the S.A. HORRORFEST.
Where deemed fit, Official Selection status will be awarded & various winning categories selected after the event.

Submissions for this category are closed.