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TERROR FILM FESTIVAL

9 Annual October 30, 2014 to November 01, 2014

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Official Home of "The Claw Awards" and "Princess Horror". The festival takes place online.
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Please submit materials to:
P.O. Box 823, Malvern PA 19355
USA
Phone: 610-889-4928
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http://TerrorFilmFestival.com

UNCONFIRMED LISTING • Call for Entries is current, but not yet approved for Online Submission at Withoutabox. You may submit by traditional means, or check back soon in case things change.

Horror Feature Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival HORROR FEATURE LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 60-180 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines horror as Centered upon or depicting terrifying or macabre events, intense and profound fear, or frightfully shocking and terrifying scenarios. Zombies, vampires, monsters, chainsaws, horromedy, blood, guts, gore, etc., and not thriller, fantasy, drama, and/or science fiction (sci-fi).
Horror Short Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival HORROR SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 01-59 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines horror as Centered upon or depicting terrifying or macabre events, intense and profound fear, or frightfully shocking and terrifying scenarios. Zombies, vampires, monsters, chainsaws, horromedy, blood, guts, gore, etc., and not thriller, fantasy, drama, and/or science fiction (sci-fi).
Fantasy Feature Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival FANTASY FEATURE LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 60-180 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines fantasy as Extravagant and unrestrained imagination that forms wondrous or strange fancies, unreal and fantastic, unrestricted by reality. Wizards, faeries, witches, spells, mysticism, lore, superheroes, etc., and not thriller, horror, drama, and/or science fiction (sci-fi).
Fantasy Short Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival FANTASY SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 01-59 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines fantasy as Extravagant and unrestrained imagination that forms wondrous or strange fancies, unreal and fantastic, unrestricted by reality. Wizards, faeries, witches, spells, mysticism, lore, superheroes, etc., and not thriller, horror, drama, and/or science fiction (sci-fi).
Science Fiction Feature Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 60-180 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines science fiction as Imaginatively based scenes involving scientific knowledge or speculation, or the imagined impact of science on society. Space, experiments, galactic, continuums, robots, futuristic, etc., and not thriller, horror, drama, and/or fantasy.
Science Fiction Short Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival SCIENCE FICTION SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 01-59 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines science fiction as Imaginatively based scenes involving scientific knowledge or speculation, or the imagined impact of science on society. Space, experiments, galactic, continuums, robots, futuristic, etc., and not thriller, horror, drama, and/or fantasy.
Thriller Feature Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival THRILLER FEATURE LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 60-180 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines thriller as Excitement and manifestation that produces keen sensory emotional response and riveting suspense. Twists, noir, spy, mystery, etc., and not fantasy, horror, drama, and/or science fiction (sci-fi).
Thriller Short Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival THRILLER SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 01-59 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines thriller as Excitement and manifestation that produces keen sensory emotional response and riveting suspense. Twists, noir, spy, mystery, etc., and not fantasy, horror, drama, and/or science fiction (sci-fi).
Drama Feature Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival DARK DRAMA FEATURE LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 60-180 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines drama as Dark situations involving conflicting or contrasting dark characters and scenarios. Dark psyche, powerful, psychological, twisted, experimental, extraordinary, mind-bending, DARK, etc., and not thriller, horror, fantasy, and/or science fiction (sci-fi).
Drama Short Film
Regarding Terror Film Festival DARK DRAMA SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be 01-59 minutes in length, including credits. Terror Film Festival defines drama as Dark situations involving conflicting or contrasting dark characters and scenarios. Dark psyche, powerful, psychological, twisted, experimental, extraordinary, mind-bending, DARK, etc., and not thriller, horror, fantasy, and/or science fiction (sci-fi).
Screenplay Competition Feature Length
Regarding Terror Film Festival FEATURE LENGTH SCREENPLAY competition submissions, all screenplay entries must include two (2) copies of Your script. TFF does not accept any electronic or internet versions of your script. We only accept paper copies of your script.

All feature script entries must be 60 pages or more (no maximum), not including cover pages. Terror Film Festival DOES consider scripts that are Works-In-Progress, however, the script MUST be copyrighted with the Library of Congress or registered with the Writers Guild of America, or equivalent overseas entity, before submitting it to us. PROTECT YOUR WORK!

Terror Film Festival rewards great writing for the sake of great writing and therefore we do not obligate our screenwriters to any specific genre. Your screenplay(s) can be any genre to compete. All scripts must be bound (no loose pages) with only the title on the outside front cover, and your contact information.

TFF does not return submitted materials, so please do not send us your master copies.
Screenplay Competition Short Length
Regarding Terror Film Festival SHORT LENGTH SCREENPLAY competition submissions, all short script entries must be 01-59 printed pages, not including cover pages. All screenplay entries must include two (2) copies of Your script. Terror Film Festival DOES consider scripts that are Works-In-Progress, however, the script MUST be copyrighted with the Library of Congress or registered with the Writers Guild of America, or equivalent overseas entity, before submitting it to us. PROTECT YOUR WORK!

TFF does not accept any electronic or internet versions of your script. We only accept paper copies of your script.

Terror Film Festival rewards great writing for the sake of great writing and therefore we do not obligate our screenwriters to any specific genre. Your screenplay(s) can be any genre to compete. All scripts must be bound (no loose pages) with only the title on the outside front cover, and your contact information on the first inside page.

TFF does not return submitted materials, so please do not send us your master copies.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
TERROR FILM FESTIVAL is deeply committed to the arts of filmmaking and screenwriting, and our mission is to produce the most exciting and satisfying genre arts film festival possible for our filmmakers, screenwriters, and fans. We feel our creative artists produce some of the best films and scripts ever made, and we strive to do our best to celebrate and support their undying devotion to art and creativity by offering recognition, awards, and prestige, in acknowledgement of their commitment and compliment to craft. We place no limitations on your experience level as a filmmaker or screenwriter, nor any limitations on your status in the entertainment industry. So make a GREAT film and write a GREAT screenplay!

Thank You and Good Luck from Terror Film Festival.


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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Terror Film Festival is a blood-chilling, alien-probing, online international film festival designed for filmmakers and screenwriters that runs every October on the worldwide web. We offer the opportunity for filmmakers and screenwriters to make money with their film or script by allowing the audience to instantly buy a copy during our Call For Entries and the Festival Run, and we take no percentage. Plus, being online removes the shackles of venue limitations (which limits the amount of people who can see your film. 25 people vs 25,000,000 people) increasing the potential for you to gain more fans. Plus, we offer the one and only Claw Awards for film and screenplay. And, our world-class screenwriting competition is a great feather in the cap for any screenwriter. We do our best to let you know that it is all about YOU.

Terror Film Festival was founded by filmmakers and screenwriters, and we know how difficult the road to success can be. That’s why we screen short films during the festival, but not the feature films. We only screen the feature film trailers. Reason being that the integrity of your feature film must be kept intact if you expect to get a distribution deal. This way, your project will still be reviewed and still compete in the Claw Awards competition, and you still have the opportunity to sell your film to fans during the festival, but you do not suffer any interference with any distribution deal offers. All films and screenplays are reviewed by our selections committee, and all selected films and screenplays then become nominated for the coveted Claw Awards. Who knows, perhaps YOU will win the next Claw Award!

Terror Film Festival considers both short and feature length films and scripts (completed and Works-In-Progress), and we offer exposure, prestige, recognition, amazing exposure, and the Claw Awards. And we are completely driven by love of the craft. That's why TFF is committed to the filmmakers and screenwriters who bring great genre movies to the world. TFF is Halloween Cinematic!

Terror Film Festival is run like no other festival, because it is designed to help promote YOUR PROJECT, and more importantly, YOU. Our innovations are all designed to further YOUR career. Such as: Princess Horror, the first-ever film festival icon who is loved and followed by a legion of fans; The Claw Awards, the first-ever full-blown genre dedicated awards (heralded as "The Oscars of Indie Filmmaking"); Free Submitted Film Listings, the first and only listing of submitted films on a festival website in our massive stand alone section as an additional promotional vehicle for our creative artists as a thank you JUST FOR SUBMITTING A PROJECT.

Terror Film Festival also pioneered placing video interviews of our creative artists on our website. These are all unique marketing ideas that no other film festival in the world had ever explored before TFF. And we do it all because it brings more attention to YOU. TFF pioneered all of these concepts in 2006 to better serve our filmmakers and screenwriters, and we are proud to continue to offer them to our creative artists.

Thank You and Good Luck from Terror Film Festival.



GENERAL RULES
First and foremost, with You/Your below being the submitting filmmaker or screenwriter, submitting Your film and/or screenplay to Terror Film Festival (TFF) in no way implies any ownership rights by TFF to the submitted film and/or screenplay. In other words, Your project belongs to you, and we make no claim of ownership to it in any part. Your project belongs to you. If You have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Our door is always open to our filmmakers and screenwriters.

To be eligible to screen at Terror Film Festival, Your film does not have to be a World Premiere or any other kind of Premiere. We don’t care if it’s been screened elsewhere, or whether it’s screening at the same time that we are screening it, or what year it was made. TFF is not about placing blocks in front of your project. We’re about promoting it. And, promoting YOU. All you have to do is submit your project and we will select the ones we feel have the most heart and the best execution. And, since we’re completely online, there are no barriers caused by venue size, time of day, size of city, or any other crap that holds film festivals back from promoting YOU to millions of new fans!

If You are approached by anyone to option Your film/screenplay as a result of being listed on our website or being screened at TFF, we do not take a cut of the deal. It is Your film/screenplay, and all rights and monies remain Yours. Also, TFF is available for consultation if You need. And whether or not Your film has already been distributed or not, or Your screenplay has already been produced or not, has no bearing on our selection process. But You must be legally authorized to represent the work and to authorize it to be exhibited online.

FILMS: TFF does not accept any form of internet versions of Your film. We only accept standard NTSC Region 0 or 1 DVD pre-screener copies of Your film for review. Please submit Your film under whatever genre category You feel is appropriate to best highlight Your film. For Your convenience, TFF does not change Your film submission category. TFF leaves Your film submission in the category You have chosen (example: if You submit Your film as a horror film, rest assured that it will be considered as a horror film). Short films must be 01 to 59 minutes including credits, and feature films must be 60–180 minutes (including credits). All films can be original or adapted works and Your film must be in English, or subtitled and/or dubbed in English. If You submit a DVD, MAKE SURE IT WORKS. TEST IT ON AN ACTUAL DVD PLAYER to make sure it works. Sometimes, home-burned DVDs do not work, and YOU are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for TFF being able to play Your DVD. Make sure Your DVD works! Also, in the pre-screening stage, it is okay to send in a DVD that is hand written. No need to spend a lot of money just to have us watch your film. We do not select our films based on the packaging. Also, whether or not Your film has been produced or not will have no bearing on our selection decisions. Terror Film Festival DOES consider films that are Works-In-Progress.

SCREENPLAYS: Your screenplay will NOT appear online for others to read. We do not accept any form of electronic or internet versions of Your script. We only accept paper copies of Your script. All short length screenplays must be 01 to 59 pages not including cover pages and feature length screenplays must be 60 pages or more (no maximum) not including cover pages. All screenplays can be original or adapted works, and must be in English. Your screenplay(s) can be any genre to compete. We reward great writing for the sake of great writing and do not obligate our screenwriters to any specific genre. All pages must be bound together (no loose pages). Whether or not Your screenplay has been produced or not will have no bearing on our selection decisions, but You must be legally authorized to represent the work. Terror Film Festival DOES consider scripts that are Works-In-Progress, however, the script MUST be copyrighted with the Library of Congress or registered with the Writers Guild of America, or equivalent overseas entity, before submitting it to us.

TFF accepts company checks, money orders, international money orders, online payments, and certified checks, in US Dollars only. TFF does not accept cash. Also, TFF cannot grant waivers for fees or deadlines. Please do not ask us to. Film and screenplay selections will be posted on the TFF website approximately four weeks before the festival, and any further needed materials will be requested at that time.

Only one movie can be submitted per DVD, and only one film or one screenplay per application. If entering more than one movie or screenplay, You must submit each separately. Each project is judged solely on its merits. TFF accepts original and/or adapted films in the horror, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, or drama genres. Screenplays can be of any genre.

Please clearly label ALL submitted materials with AT LEAST the title of the work and accurate running time or page count. TFF does not return submitted materials, so please do not send us Your master copies. We are all filmmakers here at TFF, and we understand the trials and tribulations of both low-budget and major studio shoots. And in humble our opinion, we feel what makes a great film is not spectacular SFX, great lighting, budget, or a truckload of celebrities. It is talent, vision, tenacity and grace. Therefore, we place no limitations on Your experience level as a filmmaker or screenwriter, nor any limitations on Your status in the entertainment industry. All projects submitted to TFF are selected based solely on their entertainment value and execution. So make a GREAT film and write a GREAT screenplay. Because at TFF, we reward talent.

All festival and screening decisions will be made by Terror Film Festival at TFF sole discretion. All Terror Film Festival decisions are final.

Thank You and Good Luck from Terror Film Festival!



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

For PREVIEW stage, ALL of Your submission entry items (entry fee, copy of Your Film or Screenplay, entry form) must be POSTMARKED by the deadline date that You are trying to submit by, in order to qualify for that deadline date. TFF DOES accept films and screenplays that are Works-In-Progress, however, all screenplays MUST be copyrighted with the Library of Congress or registered with the Writers Guild of America, or equivalent overseas entity, before submitting it to us. TFF does not screen anything that we feel promotes hardcore pornography, real-life cruelty to humans or animals, or hate. TFF does not return submitted materials, so please do not send us Your master copies. Please clearly label ALL materials submitted with at least the PROJECT TITLE. Film selections, screenplay selections, and award nominees, are posted on the TFF website approximately four weeks before the festival, and any further needed materials will be requested at that time. Claw Award Winners are posted after the festival run. Films and screenplays are reviewed by TFF with the intent of selecting content for the festival, and for promoting the filmmakers, screenwriters, and TFF. By submitting Your film to TFF You hereby authorize TFF to exhibit the submitted film online during the TFF festival run, and for promotional purposes to promote TFF, in perpetuity. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. By submitting Your film and/or screenplay to this competition You agree that, You grant to TFF a non-exclusive license to use, display, exploit and exhibit Your name, trade names, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, still images, moving images, audio sounds, portions of Your submitted film and/or screenplay, material, information, and/or any other things received by TFF pertaining to Your submitted film and/or screenplay, whether delivered by physical or electronic delivery (including material(s) referenced here, and above and below herein), publicly, at TFF sole discretion, in TFF promotional efforts and materials, to promote, market and advertise the festival, and to be exhibited online during the actual TFF festival run, in perpetuity. You also authorize that TFF may use portions from any movie trailers of Your submitted film(s) for promotion, and that TFF may place Your images, film, film and screenplay information, project information, production company information, and project synopsis on our website, as well as, hyperlinks to Your social media website(s) and Your website(s). The individual or company submitting the film shall indemnify and hold harmless the TFF and its agents and associates 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 any projects and/or materials submitted to TFF. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Non-performance of any party shall be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, earthquakes, war, governmental acts or orders or restrictions, acts of God, physically defective product/equipment, or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond reasonable control of, and not caused by the negligence of, the non-performing party. Neither party shall owe any liability to the other party arising under this agreement for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunities, except as expressly set forth herein. Neither party makes (and each party hereby specifically disclaims) any, representations or warrantees, express or implied, regarding the services contemplated by this agreement, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranties arising from a course of dealing or course of performance or any warranties relating to title or non-infringement of intellectual property. Neither party makes any representation, warranty or assurance concerning any minimum or maximum number of viewers or attendees or screenings or celebrities or special guests or events or seminars. Except for payments due collected by TFF as stated herein or on TFF website(s), TFF liability for any damages caused to You as a result of performance or non-performance or damage under, or not under, this agreement shall be limited in all circumstances to an amount no greater than one U.S. dollar ($1.00). TFF attempts to remain servicing 24/7. However, acts of God do happen. In any situation, if anything negative or unwanted happens involving TFF, TFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible for the damage in anyway whatsoever, regardless of how severe the damage. Further, TFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible in anyway whatsoever should TFF or the TFF website not be accessible to You. Furthermore, TFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible in anyway whatsoever for any person(s), or personal or professional items, that are stolen or damaged while either in, or not in, the possession of TFF, in perpetuity. However, TFF promises to treat every unfortunate incident with concern, and a commercially reasonable effort will be made to remedy the situation at TFF sole discretion. By submitting a project to TFF, all entrants agree to the complete contents of the TFF Terms of Services, TFF Terms and Conditions, TFF General Rules, and the TFF General Festival Rules, as they are outlined on the official TFF website at TerrorFilmFestival.net. All entrants release and agree to hold TFF and/or all other TFF related entities harmless from and against any and all injuries, rights, damages, losses, claims and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from TFF or participation in TFF and any TFF related activity, in perpetuity. All entrants release and waive any claims with regard to TFF and agree to hold harmless TFF and/or all TFF related entities from and against any and all claims of any kind that are or could be asserted with respect to any matter whatsoever, in perpetuity. All entrants further agree to indemnify, defend against and agree to hold harmless TFF and/or all other TFF related entities from any and all liabilities, damage, costs and/or fees incurred in defending against any third party claim(s) or threat(s) of claim(s) asserted against TFF and/or all other TFF related entities arising from any entrant(s) participation in or conduct associated with TFF, in perpetuity. TFF, the TFF Terms of Services, TFF Terms and Conditions, TFF General Rules, and the TFF General Festival Rules, and the TFF Privacy Policy are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law, in perpetuity. For any dispute not subject to arbitration, entrant agrees to personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby irrevocably waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, and/or any other damages, including attorney fees, other than participant(s) actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e.- costs associated with participating in the festival competition), and entrant further irrevocably waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased, in perpetuity. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. All taxes on or connected with any prize and the reporting consequences thereof, are the sole and exclusive responsibility of respective winners. All information by TFF, whether publicly posted or not, is subject to change without prior notice. All festival and screening decisions will be made by Terror Film Festival. All Terror Film Festival decisions are final. Thank You and Good Luck from Terror Film Festival!