4th Annual

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

October 17, 2019 to October 24, 2019

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
Nitehawk Cinema (Opening Night Venue)
Do Not Send Materials
136 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
USA
brooklynhorrorfest@gmail.com
http://brooklynhorrorfest.com

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Film
Under 45 minutes
Feature Film
Over 45 minutes
NYC Short Film
Submissions must be from director or producer currently living in NYC.
NYC Feature Film
Submissions must be from director or producer currently living in NYC.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The 2019 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival shows nothing short of the best in badass genre film. We accept film submissions in all genres including but not limited to Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantastic, Documentary, Weird Dramas, and more.

The festival will also continue with our annual HEAD TRIP shorts program, which last year was expanded into a feature film sidebar spotlighting films that push the boundaries and expectations of the horror genre.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

"It was an ambitious event for a young festival and they pulled it off beautifully, placing them firmly on the annual festival calendar in years to come." - Film Threat

"A can’t-miss fall event for horror and film fans alike" -Birth.Movies.Death

"BHFF has established itself as a worthy addition to the horror festival circuit." -Entertainment Weekly

"Pushing the boundaries of what can reasonably be termed horror." -Rue Morgue

"The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival has already asserted itself as a must-attend genre gathering for horror lovers everywhere" -We Got This Covered

"The programming and events clearly display a passion for horror." -Bloody Disgusting

Following our 2018 festival, Brooklyn Horror was named to Moviemaker Magazine's top 30 Bloody Genre Fests In The World.

Our previous edition was our biggest year yet, doubling in size from the previous year. We welcomed more films, filmmakers and ticket holders than ever before. After receiving a record number of submissions we also increased our short film programming from three short films blocks to six in 2018.

We're very excited to once again be expanding our reach for 2019 which will see the addition of Cobble Hill Cinemas as one of our primary screening locations, as well as continuing our screenings and events at Nitehawk, Made in NY Media Center at IFP and other various screening locations throughout Brooklyn bringing together the dynamic cinephile culture that sets the borough apart. Stretching eight days, the festival will offer the bulk of its screening and events on the weekend, while the weekday schedule will be lighter.

The festival will also continue with our annual HEAD TRIP shorts program, which last year was expanded into a feature film sidebar spotlighting films that push the boundaries and expectations of the horror genre.

ORGANIZERS

Jackie Goldstein (Development Manager); Jess Byers (Festival Producer); Justin Timms (Director); Justin Timms (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

Information not provided.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The 2019 festival considers short films 45 minutes or less and feature films of 46 minutes or longer. Works in progress are accepted- please note.

One entry per submission fee.

All feature films must be at minimum a NY Premiere. Short films must not have played in NYC in the 30 days prior to our festival and a NY Premiere is preferred.

Films can not be publicly available online prior to the festival dates.

Entries must be in English or subtitled/dubbed in English.

It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to clear all rights before your film screens at the festival. By submitting you agree: I shall indemnify and hold harmless Brooklyn Horror Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

By submitting, if accepted, you agree to grant the festival the right to use film images promotional purposes.

Fees:
Submission fees are not refundable. The festival does not pay screening fees.