12th Annual

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

April 07, 2016 to April 14, 2016

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

Horror Feature
Feature Films have a total running time of 60 minutes or longer.
Horror Short
Short Films have a total running time of less than 30 minutes.
Sci-Fi Feature
Feature Films have a total running time of 60 minutes or longer.
Sci-Fi Short
Short Films have a total running time of less than 30 minutes.
IHSFF Short Screenplay Challenge
The Annual International Horror and Sci-Fi Screenplay Challenge will coincide with the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival. All screenplays should fall within the Horror or Sci-Fi genres and be no longer than 25 pages

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Our Mission: Our organization wishes to organize and perpetuate an exciting event that creates a community of horror and sci-fi fans and filmmakers who encourage and educate the world about horror and sci-fi filmmaking. Our goal is to promote independent filmmaking, with a spotlight on films in the horror and sci-fi genre.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is back and ready for more of the best in horror and sci-fi films. The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF) comes from the producers behind the Phoenix Film Film Festival and is entering its twelfth year of providing audiences with the best genre films. Filmmakers are the focus of this festival with a great bond created between audiences and the filmmakers.

Once again the event will be taking place at the Phoenix Film Festival. You’ll be able to catch the best in horror and sci-fi independent films alongside over a hundred other independent films at the biggest film party of the year. Screenings will take place over seven days at the festival with opening weekend offering a celebration of films, parties and workshops.

“The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is especially personal to me. I remember sitting in the audience as a fan during the first year of the festival, watching films that I had only read about in magazines or on the Internet. I remember becoming acquainted with new filmmakers who shared the love for the genre just as much as I did. Our festival thrives this filmmaker aspect, we want the creators of these horrific, fantastic, and science fiction fueled visions to experience our festival and to submit their films for our consideration. Our team at IHSFF is dedicated to the genre filmmaker; once you submit you film for consideration it would be our absolute privilege to screen your vision.” – Monte Yazzie, IHSFF Festival Director

The leadership of the Phoenix Film Festival will continue to be producing the IHSFF. There will be a focus on independent competition horror and sci-fi films as well as some independent studio films. Celebrity guests from the Horror and Sci-Fi genre will also be in attendance.

Our Mission: Our organization wishes to organize and perpetuate an exciting event that creates a community of horror and sci-fi fans and filmmakers who encourage and educate the world about horror and sci-fi filmmaking. Our goal is to promote independent filmmaking, with a spotlight on films in the horror and sci-fi genre.

The IHSFF is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation. The Foundation was started in 2000 by independent filmmakers as an opportunity to showcase independent filmmaking and increase awareness and education of films and filmmaking in the Valley of the Sun.

The event continues to be the top genre fest in the Southwest.

ORGANIZERS

Jason Carney (Executive Director); Jason Carney (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

Entry in the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is open to professional and non-professional filmmakers working in all the genre of horror and sci-fi. Feature films and shorts of all styles and lengths are eligible for consideration.

Short films are considered to be all films under sixty (30) minutes in length.

Feature films are considered to be all films sixty (60) minutes or more in length.

1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered.
2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.
3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.
4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.
5. I understand that the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.
6. Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s).
7. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.
8. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection.
9. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance.
10. Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from February 1 to April 30, 2016 if selected. Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere. This does not include Sedona or Tucson
11. A film will not be considered in multiple categories. The entrant must select the appropriate category at time of submission.
12. This film will not be available online publicly until the completion of the 2016 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Entry in the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is open to professional and non-professional filmmakers working in all the genre of horror and sci-fi. Feature films and shorts of all styles and lengths are eligible for consideration. Short films are considered to be all films under sixty (30) minutes in length. Feature films are considered to be all films sixty (60) minutes or more in length. 1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered. 2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true. 3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. 4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites. 5. I understand that the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession. 6. Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s). 7. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead. 8. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection. 9. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance. 10. Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from February 1 to April 30, 2016 if selected. Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere. This does not include Sedona or Tucson 11. A film will not be considered in multiple categories. The entrant must select the appropriate category at time of submission. 12. This film will not be available online publicly until the completion of the 2016 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.