Submitting to this category will qualify the film for all relevant prizes, including: Sci-Fi Short, Fantasy Short, Horror Short, Audience Award, Best FX etc.
Do not worry about exactly which genre your film fits into. Just submit based on length.
You can also request detailed feedback from our team of industry professionals, with decades of experience in film production and film festivals.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Here Be Dragons is seeking out the newest, strangest and most exciting in new genre film from all over the world. If you have made a film or script that explores the uncharted, breaks through boundaries or experiments with the impossible, we want to hear from you. Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror, hauntology, speculative fiction, magical social realism – whatever you've got, if it's different, we want to know about it.
We will be showing our winning films to the thousands of geeks who gather every year at the Nine Worlds Geekfest, as well as film professionals associated with LIFF, Fantastic Fest and more.
New doesn't mean young, fantasy doesn't mean elves, horror doesn't mean brown notes and the future doesn't have to be Blade Runner.
We also like dragons.
We'll have a full line up of competition categories:
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Horror Short
Best Feature Film
Most Original Idea
Most Awesome Moment
Do not worry about which genre your film fits neatly in to - all submitted films will automatically qualify for all relevant categories.
The festival reserves the right to alter the competition categories, but we will do so only based on the submissions we recieve.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Here Be Dragons is the new name for the Nine Worlds Film Festival, which has been attached to the fantastically popular Nine Worlds Geekfest - the UK's largest residential sci-fi convention - for the past three years.
We programme a mix of brand new shorts and features, talks, panels, midnight movies, games and old favourites, all with free popcorn and beanbags covering the whole of our screening room - making Here Be Dragons the most comfortable film festival around. ORGANIZERS
Andrew Clarke (Director)
All official film selections, shown at the festival, get one free weekend ticket to Nine Worlds Geekfest (worth £100).
There is no allocation for transportation or accommodation.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to use accepted films in any way to promote Nine Worlds Geekfest, and the Nine Worlds Film Festival.
Films will only be shown at Nine Worlds Geekfest, for the year they were submitted.