Horror ShowFest

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Event Type

Film Festival with Screenings

Years Running

2 Years


Lorenzo Ciani

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Horror ShwFest is è competitive Film Festival dedicated to Horror Short Films and Feature Films. The event will to take place on 23th of May 2020 at Teatro Rifredi in Florence. The Call for submitting is going to open on November 25th, 2019 and is going to close on April 23th, 2020.

Awards & Prizes

Best Horror Short Film; Best Horror Feature Film.

Rules & Terms

ART. 1 - Submission Registration for the competition has to be made by the on-line platforms. The director pays the fee ( not refundable) relative to the category and to the period of registration. The open call starts on November, 25th 2019 and closes on April, 23th 2020. HORROR SHORT Earlybird Entry from 25/11/2019 to 31/12/2019 € 10.00 Standard Entry from 01/01/2020 to 31/03/2020 € 15.00 Late Entry from 01/04/2020 to 23/04/2020 € 20.00 HORROR FEATURE Earlybird Entry from 25/11/2019 to 31/12/2019 € 15.00 Standard Entry from 01/01/2020 to 31/03/2020 € 20.00 Late Entry from 01/04/2020 to 23/04/2020 € 25.00 ART. 2 Submission requisites Italian or foreign HORROR Short Films which last up to 30 minutes; Italian or foreign HORROR Feature Films which last up to 120 minutes. ART. 3 Genres It's an HORROR genre film festival. The author is responsible for the content and any disclaimers regarding the material submitted. ART. 4 MEDIA FORMAT The audio-video file of the selected Film has to be sent via no later April 23th 2020 in the following formats: PAL , H264 1080p 24fp .mov or .mp4. Ways of sharing: WeTransfer or other file-sharing platforms to: horrorshowfest@gmail.com ART. 5 SELECTION Official notification date: MAY 4th 2020. The Films received within the terms above, will be examined by Festival Staff that determines, unquestionably, the admission to the final stage of the Festival. The author(s) of selected films will be contacted by the organization. The full program of screenings will be published on the Festival social channels within May 11th 2019. ART. 6 PRESELECTION May be made a pre-selection of the Films before the late entry deadline, in this case the directors will be contacted by Festival Staff. ART. 7 AWARDS - BEST HORROR SHORT; - BEST HORROR FEATURE. ART. 8 ADVERTISING PURPOSES Festival Staff can use parts of the selected Films for advertising purposes via print, radio, trailer on TV or Cinema or Internet. ART. 9 Acceptance of Rules and Regulations Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules. Festival Staff reserves the right to make any changes to the rules and regulations and how to deal with any controversial matters. It’s strictly forbidden to privately contact the staff and jury members during the selection period of the festival, punishment: exclusion from the competition. PRIVACY Subscribers to the Horror ShowFest, agree as established by Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The author of the work declares to accept the regulation in all its parts, you have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any responsibility for the present and future. By entering the competition each author is responsible for the content of his works. The author declares to hold all rights to the work, not in any way prejudicing the rights of third parties, such as other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, along with those of music, etc. It also declares that the audiovisual material used is not protected by SIAE. Pursuant to the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the provision of data required and necessary for the completion of the documentation of enrollment in the Festival.

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Dates & Deadlines

  • Opening Date

  • Regular Deadline

  • Event Date

Categories & Fees

  • Animation, Documentary, Feature, Short, Student, Other,
  • Entry Fees : Rs. 0