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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Orange County's ONLY horror film festival is back for it's third year! The Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival provides filmmakers the promotion they deserve and delivers three nights of gory fun that horror movie fans love.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Now in it's third year, the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival delivers the best in indie horror to one of the most terrifying places in the world: Orange County, California. Designed by filmmakers for filmmakers, this three-night fest presents shorts and feature films displaying everything from brain-chompin' zombies to knife-wieldin' crazy killers, all hosted by our mistress of ceremony, the super sexy psychopath Machete Betty. With heavy local and internet promotion, the festival is designed to put the filmmakers in the spot light. To paraphrase the nanny before she hanged herself in THE OMEN, "It's all for you, filmmakers!" Awards for Best Feature and Best Short will be voted on by the audience with more awards to be announced later. Thank you and good luck from the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival!
"Orange County's Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival keeps horror and the macabre alive in sunny Southern California. Festival directors Jeff Smith and Sara Parrell couldn't be more accommodating to the filmmakers and the fans with brilliant programming, red carpet surprises and their cozy and congenial after parties. With a perfect blend of theme and tone, pairing like-minded short films with their feature film counterparts and Jeff Smith's vast knowledge of the genre, evident in his Q&A's, one gets a real sense that this is a horror film festival put on by horror filmmakers. DEER HEAD VALLEY, a film in which I directed, made its rounds on the horror festival circuit in 2012 and EDHFF stood out, by far, as one of the best up and coming festivals."
-Travis Greene, director DEER HEAD VALLEY
"If you're fortunate enough to be selected for the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival, your film is going to find a home amongst some of the best Independent Horror Films being made today. A home presided over by two of the nicest deranged maniacs I've ever had the pleasure of meeting."
- Caleb McKenney, director SLASH
"As soon as I walked into the EDHFF, they knew my name and which film was mine. The festival directors are true horror fans, the venue was awesome and the whole thing felt like watching a bunch of great horror movies with a big group of friends."
- Billy Hanson, director SURVIVOR TYPE
“Although no one actually died at the festival, (that I know of) It was indeed KILLER. A bloody good show! I will continue to submit my films and attend 'til death do us part. Long Live Everybody Dies!”
- Mitch Urban, director BRAINEATER
“The "Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival" brought the horror genre to Brea in style! Our cast and crew had a blast showcasing our work and enjoying a unique variety of shorts from around the world. Kudos to the event staff who were awesome throughout the event. Looking forward to doing it all again!”
- Michael Carreño, director DESERT ROAD KILL
“Everybody Dies Horror Film Fest, one the best film screenings we've had in 2012... it's 2013, come get your Horror On People!!! Thanks for having us...”
- Alejandro Patino, actor DESERT ROAD KILL
“I'm so thankful for Everybody Dies. Not only were they super friendly and inviting, they gave me a great opportunity. The press my film got from the fest is unmatched and it's not everyday that a first time filmmaker gets their very own Q&A. Everybody Dies is truly a festival for the filmmakers. I'll never forget my experience and I hope I have the opportunity to submit many more films!”
- Katie Downer, director ORANGE COUNTY HILL KILLERS
" I can't think of a better way to experience the horror genre. This festival offers the independent filmmakers' creative out of the box point of view. Definitely shouldn't be missed!"
- Jossara Jinaro, actress DESERT ROAD KILL
“This festival is a breath of fresh air. In a county that was made famous by certain hipster shows this festival is out to show that Orange County has teeth… big ones. Overall this Festival was amazing! It was nice to see fellow film makers get together and express excitement for each other’s films. Most of the positive energy that was flowing through this event was due to its hosts and we are all thankful for this.”
Jeff Smith (Festival Programmer, Co-Director)
; Sara Parrell (Festival Director & Programmer)
Entry does not guarantee placement in the program. However, each submission will be carefully considered. Festival judges will pre-select entries that will be featured as finalists at the festival. Finalists will then be judged by category and the winners will be announced during the awards presentation at the completion of the festival.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I am the owner of this entry and it is my original work. I am submitting this work for review. While I understand that I retain all rights to ownership of the work, I hereby give the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival permission to feature, advertise, display, in whole or in part, the work titled and described above. I also understand that my entry is valid only upon completion of the following conditions: (1) receipt of a copy of the work and this completed signed form, (2) the processing of the entry fee by the festival organization, and (3) when the work is found to be original and owned by me or those I represent.
Festival Disclaimer: Entry does not guarantee placement in the program. However, each submission will be carefully considered. Festival judges will pre-select entries that will be featured as finalists at the festival. Finalists will then be judged by category and the winners will be announced during the awards presentation at the completion of the festival.