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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

All fees are in USD. We will inform submitters of their status mid-September.

 

Feature

(film length ≥ 40 minutes)

Extended Short

(film length ≥ 26- 39.9 minutes)

Short

(film length ≥10 - 25.9 minutes)

Super Short

(film length ≥ 10 minutes)

Early

4/15/2023

$52

4/15/2023

$42

4/15/2023

$37

4/15/2023

$32

Regular

7/15/2023

$57

7/15/2023

$47

7/15/2023

$42

7/15/2023

$37

Final

8/1/2023

$67

8/1/2023

$57

8/1/2023

$52

8/1/2023

$47

Extended Final

8/15/2023

$82

8/15/2023

$72

8/15/2023

$67

8/15/2023

$62

What you need to know

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Read the submission guidelines to understand the film submission procedure. Review each of the submission categories above:  Rules & Regulations, FAQ, Deadline & Entry Fees and Eligiblitly Guidelines before submitting your project.

 

ELIGIBLE FILM CATEGORIES

A platform for independent filmmaking, Screamfest supports upcoming and established filmmakers, discovers franchise making films and introduces new filmmakers and ideas through film premieres and post-screening activities for filmmakers. 

Feature Films

  • Feature-length (40 minutes or longer) narrative films completed after Jan 1, 2022 that have not screened publicly in the LOS ANGELES COUNTY region prior to SHFF23.  
  • Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening (including cast and crew screening), broadcast, distribution, or exhibition before October 10, 2023.
  • Feature films accepted to participate in the SHFF23 will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion.

Short Films

  • Short-length (under 40 minutes) narrative and animated films that have not screened publicly in the LOS ANGELES COUNTY region prior to SHFF23.
  • Films must have been completed after January 1, 2022. Competing short films must be no more than a year old at the time of the festival in October 2023. Short films older than this time frame can still screen out of competition during the festival. 
  • Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening (including cast and crew screening), broadcast, distribution, or exhibition before October 10, 2023.
  • Short films selected to participate in SHFF23 will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by festival programmers, in their sole discretion.

 

 

 

Please contact us regarding submission questions you cannot find on the website. 
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The 2023 film submissions are open. We look forward to watching your film. 

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