Halloween Film Festival Submissions Due by Sept. 1

Halloween International Film Festival poster. Source: OBX Entertainment.
Halloween International Film Festival poster. Source: OBX Entertainment.

Film Submissions for the inaugural Halloween International Film Festival  must be entered by September 1, 2016.

As this is the first year of this event, the organizers are not limiting film submissions to a specific genre. Films do not have to be about or involve Halloween, despite the festival name.

Film submission fees vary from free to $40. The types of films include Halloween Film Festival/HalloWeek-based Commercials, Short Films, and Feature Length Films. Posters, lobby cards, and other film promotional material may be provided by the submitting filmmaker but are not required.

All film submissions will be pre-screened, a limited amount of which will be selected for in-competition Festival screenings, and notification will made to the filmmaker by September 10, 2016. The final screening schedule will be published to the OBX Entertainment website. Festival ticket information will be available through that site as the festival dates approach.

The film festival is being held October 27-29, 2016, at RC Theatres in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Note that in addition to the film festival, a costumed parade and other “HalloWeek” activities will be held in the Outer Banks area around Halloween.

Awards planned include Best Film of the Festival, Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

The mission of the Halloween International Film Festival is to promote the artistry of independent films made in the spirit of creativity, support the future of cinema by providing exposure for talented visionary filmmakers, and celebrate a collective passion for Halloween.

To submit a film for consideration, visit the Halloween International Film Festival page here.

Questions about the Festival may be emailed to Festival Director Matt Artz via email.

The town of Kill Devil Hills is located in Dare County, North Carolina. As part of the state’s Outer Banks coastal area, it is near sites of the Roanoke Island “lost colony” legend and the Wright Brothers’ first flights. It has hosted the Halloween parade the past few years.

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