7th Annual

Mile High Horror Film Festival

September 28, 2016 to October 02, 2016

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P.O. Box 8287
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Phone: 1-720-897-7960
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Feature Length Films
Feature-length films running 50 minutes or more are accepted for consideration into this category.
Short Length Films
Short films running 49 minutes or less are accepted for consideration into this category.
Animation
Animated films of all lengths are accepted for consideration into this category.
Local Colorado Feature Length Films
Local Colorado Feature Length Films must have proof of being filmed by a Colorado resident or have been filmed in the state of Colorado. They must also run at least 50 minutes or more in order to be considered for acceptance into this category.
Music Videos / Movie Trailers
The Mile High Horror Film Festival is accepting submissions for music videos and movie trailers, which are between 2 and 10 minutes in length.
Feature Length Screenplay
This category is open to feature length screenplays consisting of 30 pages or more.
Short Length Screenplay (30 pages or less)
This category is open to short length screenplays consisting of 30 pages or less.
Local Colorado Short Films
Films must be produced in Colorado or have proof of a Colorado resident working on the production. Films must be less than 49 minutes in length to be considered for this category.
Creative Colorado Competition
The Creative Colorado Competition is a short film competition accepting submissions for films that are produced under the following guidelines:

1. The film must be shot in the state of Colorado.
2. The film must be no longer than 3 minutes in duration.
3. The film must be in the genre of horror. Comedic horror will be accepted for consideration.
3. You must creatively integrate the following into the film:
a) a selfie
b) pumpkin pie
c) twerking
d) the Mile High Horror Film Festival logo
e) a Halloween costume
f) dentures


MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The 7th-annual Mile High Horror Film Festival will take place September 28th - October 2nd, 2016 at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver. It is recognized as one of the top 5 coolest horror/sci-fi film festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine!

The MHHFF showcases the very best genre films from around the world. For our 2016 festival, we will be launching 5 days of panels, events, parties, celebrities, fun, and the very best genre films on the planet!

We pride ourselves on giving a voice to quality, independent genre films and catering to the filmmakers who create them.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

In 2015, we showcased over 90 films from several different countries, many of which were premiers.

We gave away thousands of dollars worth of prizes to filmmakers and screenplay writers.

We also recently launched the "Mile High Horror Shorts" package streaming On Demand and on select cable networks.

Our 2015 special guests included:
Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, and Ryan Lee for the Colorado premiere of GOOSEBUMPS
Tobin Bell (SAW film series)
Lisa & Louise Burns + Joseph Turkel (THE SHINING)
Sid Haig (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES)
Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT, GAME OF THRONES, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, DOG SOLDIERS)
Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13th + HATCHET film series)
Adam Green (HATCHET, FROZEN)
Linnea Quigley (THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD)
Jeffrey Reddick (FINAL DESTINATION)
Dan Myrick (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) - Guest Feature Film Judge
Greg MacLennan (Drafthouse Films)
Nate Bolotin (XYZ Films)
Heather Langenkamp via Skype for a WES CRAVEN MEMORIAM screening (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET)
Ron Chaney (attending special 90th anniversary of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA w/ live musical score)

Previous guests have included Linda Blair (THE EXORCIST), Tom Savini (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, DJANGO UNCHAINED), Doug Bradley ('Pinhead' from HELLRAISER), Corey Feldman (THE LOST BOYS, THE GOONIES), Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS), Rowdy Roddy Piper (THEY LIVE), Tony Todd (CANDYMAN), Gunnar Hansen ('Leatherface' from THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE), Michael Berryman (THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS), and many others!

ORGANIZERS

Sandy Gonzalez; Sandy Gonzalez; Timothy Schultz (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

• All submissions to the Mile High Horror Film Festival (the “Festival”) must: (a) agree to the Terms and Conditions and General Festival Rules; (b) provide the applicable entry fee; and (c) the submission. Multiple entries require multiple submission packages. All submissions are subject to these guidelines and rules (the “Festival Rules”).
• Submission deadlines for this festival are posted on withoutbox.com.
• Film submissions must be provided on a digital preview file streamable on withoutabox.com. If selected for the 2016 program, the film must be available for exhibition on Blu-Ray, DCP, digital HD .mov file, or on 35mm.
• Submissions must be English language or English subtitled.
• Include title and name of contact on all media, materials and containers.
• Do not use fiber-padded envelopes to send media or press materials
• Do not send originals - In case of loss or damage while in possession of the Festival, the responsibility of the Festival is limited to the costs of repair or replacement of the physical media only. The Festival is not responsible for materials lost or damaged in transit.
• Submissions must be available for screening during the Mile High Horror Film Festival, September 28th - October 2nd, 2016.
• Mile High Horror Film Festival reserves the right to change submission categories. Eligibility and category determinations, along with prize awards, are the sole discretion of the Festival.
• Submissions may be screened more than once during the Festival.

Additional Feature-Length Film Requirements:
• Films must be feature-length at a total running time of 50 minutes or longer in order to be considered for the Festival.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Short Film Requirements:
• Films must be 49 minutes or less.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Animated Film Entry Requirements:
• Films must be animated.
• Open to any form of animation.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Local Colorado Film Requirements:
• Open only to residents of Colorado. (Must include proof of residency.)
• Short Colorado Short Films must be 49 minutes or less in duration.
• Feature Length Colorado Films must be 50 minutes or more in duration.

Additional Screenplay Competition Requirements:
• Short Length Screenplays must be 30 pages or less.
• Feature Length Screenplays must be 31 pages or more.
• Physical paper copies must be securely bound before sending.
• Digital copies are accepted in .doc, .txt. and .pdf file formats.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Creative Colorado Competition Requirements:
• Must have a duration of 3 minutes or less
• Must be produced within the state of Colorado
• Must creatively integrate the following into the film:
a) a selfie
b) pumpkin pie
c) twerking
d) a Halloween costume
e) dentures
f) the Mile High Horror Film Festival

Returns and Acknowledgments: Press materials will not be returned under any circumstance. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting my project through Withoutabox, I/We warrant that I/We have the right to submit this project for consideration at the Mile High Horror Film Festival, and that the Festival will have the option, if my project is selected, to screen it in multiple public exhibitions.
• I/We have read the Mile High Horror Film Festival Rules and agree to comply with them. Furthermore, I/We represent and warrant as follows with respect to my/our submission:
• It is an original work,
• There are no disputes regarding ownership,
• There is no defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, intellectual property infringement or similar violation of law, and
• To the best of my/our knowledge, the above statements are true and completely accurate, and I/We understand that failure to adhere to Festival Rules may result in disqualification and fee forfeiture in the Festival’s sole discretion.

I/We hereby authorize the Mile High Horror Film Festival to enter my/our submission into the Festival in accordance with the Festival Rules, and agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Mile High Horror Film Festival harmless from any and all loss, damage, cost, claim, liability or expense, including without limitation attorneys’ fees, related to or arising out of my/our breach of the above or the Festival Rules, or by my/our submission, whether or not groundless.

In the event my/our submission is selected for the Festival, the Festival will request copies of any related press kits, trailers, promotional videos, poster images, behind-the-scenes materials and other marketing materials produced by participant (“Marketing Materials”), and I/we grant the Festival a non-exclusive limited license to display not only my/our submission at multiple screenings at the 2016 festival and to also copy and use our submission and Marketing Materials for the sole purpose of presenting and promoting the festival and its participants.