NYC Halloween Film Festival (2)


15 Feb 2023
Call for entries

15 Mar 2023
Early deadline

15 May 2023
Standard deadline

15 Jun 2023
Late deadline

15 Jul 2023
Festival closed

01 Aug 2023
Notification date

20 Oct 2023
22 Oct 2023


TBA,  10001, NYC, New York, United States

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 20 October 2023      Festival end: 22 October 2023

The New York City Halloween Film Festival celebrates the spirit of Halloween by bringing frights to the screens of the best city in the world. Through annual film festival programming, the festival exhibits the creative visions of killer up-and-coming filmmakers while cultivating a space that encourages inspiration and collaboration between film lovers and creatives. NYC Halloween Film Festival brings together all things spooky and eclectic with a twist that promises to deliver chills, thrills, and a wickedly good time.

After our monstrously successful sold out debut festival in 2022, The NYC Halloween Film Festival is excited to be back for its second year. The festival is seeking original submissions of any length to be screened at our second annual festival taking place in October 2023.

Films can have a connection to Halloween or be associated with any of the following genres:

Horror · Thriller · Experimental · Suspense · Supernatural · Psychological · Sci-Fi · Comedy

If it’s spooky, consider it considered!

Enter... If You Dare.

All selected films will receive The NYC Halloween Film Festival Official Selection Laurels.

Awards include but are not limited to:

Covens Choice Award
Audience Award

Submission Requirements

-The NYC Halloween Film Festival is currently accepting submissions of all lengths including but not limited to narratives, documentaries, animations, music videos and web series.

-Films must be submitted in mov. or mp4 format for selection. All submitted films must be allow us to download the MP4 in HD or 4K formats. Entries selected may be required to deliver a DCP by the stated deadline in order to be included in the festival programming.

-Films cannot be publicly available online prior to the festival date.

-Films in a language other than English require English subtitles for Festival Screening.

-If your film is selected into another festival for the 2023 season in the NY area, you must notify us among notification. This does not disqualify your film from being selected.

Terms & Conditions

-All submissions selected into the festival grant the NYC Halloween Film Festival the right to use stills, titles, posters, footage from the screener and all submitted publicity photos for promotional purposes, without limitations. Films cannot be withdrawn upon selection and agreement between the Festival and Submitting Party.

-The individual and/or corporation submitting the films warrants that it is authorized and have full rights to submit the film to the festival. It is the responsibility of the submitting party to clear all rights including necessary consents, licensing and approvals prior to the festival screening. In completing the submission process, the submitting party acknowledges and agrees to indemnify and hold the NYC Halloween Film Festival harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim including disputes in regard to copyright, trademark, screening, credits, publicity and loss of/or damage to materials for entry.



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