8th Annual

The International Horror Hotel

June 06, 2019 to June 09, 2019

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
5009 Storer Ave
#3
Cleveland OH 44102
USA
Phone: 216-323-2393
ray@worldeonline.com
http://www.horrorhotel.net

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

Feature Film
Films over 55min. in length of the following genres: experimental, fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi, slasher, or suspense-thriller. Separate divisions for foreign (non-English) and student films.
Short Film
Films between 6 and 55 minutes in length
Micro Film
Films with a run time of 5 minutes or less
Music Video
Music videos of any musical genre that fit into the following genres: experimental, horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi, slasher, or suspense/thriller.
TV Pilots
TV pilots that fit within any of the following genres: fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi, slasher, or suspense/thriller.
Webisodes
A single web episode that fits the following genres: experimental, fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi, slasher, or suspense/thriller. If you are submitting more than one episode from your series, you must enter them separately into competition. Do not submit a compilation or full series as one entry.
Feature Scripts
Fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi, slasher or suspense-thriller feature length scripts.
Short Scripts
Fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi, slasher or suspense-thriller short length scripts.
TV Pilot and Webisode Scripts
A TV Pilot OR Web Episode script in the following genres: fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi, slasher, or suspense-thriller
Trailer
This category is for trailers or teasers of any film from the following genres: Experimental / Fantasy / Horror / Horror-Comedy / Sci-Fi / Slasher / Suspense-Thriller. The trailer may be a proof of concept trailer or for an already completed film.
Documentary
This category is for documentary films of any length with subject matter relating to horror, fantasy, or science fiction.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention is held every June in Northeast OH. Our mission is to inspire and encourage genre filmmakers through a competitive showcase, while presenting a great networking opportunity for anyone involved in the industry. We have open competitions for films, scripts and music videos.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Branching off from The Indie Gathering International Film Festival in 2012, The International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention is held every June in Northeast OH. We have open competitions for films, scripts and music videos in the following genres: experimental (film only), fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, slasher, sci-fi and suspense-thriller. Competitions also open for our horror film scoring competition. The event features four days of film screenings, two days of panel discussions and lectures, a convention, special guests, networking parties, live competitions and more.

ORGANIZERS

Kristina Michelle (Producer); Ray Szuch (Director); Ray Szuch (Director); Ray Szuch (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

There are NO restrictions as to when your film or script was completed or where it has been released. Anyone may enter the competition. All entries must receive an average score of 85 or above in the judging process to qualify for award placement.

When submitting your project, be sure to e-mail us at kristina@worldeonline.com with any necessary project information (requirements given in the category particulars). Please include your project name and WAB tracking number in the e-mail.

Filmmakers - Please check BOTH copies of your DVD or Blu-Ray before mailing to make sure they play. Each DVD or Blu-Ray should have your film title, total run time and WAB tracking number. It is recommended that you check your DVDs on more than one DVD player (computers don't count) to ensure they play, as this is a common issue with submissions. We do NOT accept files, file discs, or any other format - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Hard copies are NOT returned, unless you clear this with the festival administration from the beginning. In order to have your disc(s) or script(s) returned to you (after the festival) you MUST send an SASE along with your disc(s) OR script(s) - not separately or after.

IF YOU SUBMIT VIA SECURE ONLINE SCREENER AND YOUR FILM IS SELECTED TO SCREEN, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SEND A HARD COPY (DVD / BLU-RAY) OF YOUR FILM FOR SCREENING. ANY SELECTED FILM NOT RECEIVED BY A GIVEN DEADLINE WILL BE REPLACED IN THE LINEUP - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please note, if your project qualifies for an award, you or a direct representative from your project must be in attendance at the festival in order to receive any physical awards. Non-attending winners will be e-mailed award certificates after the event.

All submissions - whether accepted or not - come with ONE complimentary 4-day VIP event pass to the festival. No additional passes will be comped. Any additional passes must be purchased in advance or at the door.

If you have a film in competition which can no longer be considered for screening, you may withdraw it from screening consideration but still leave it in competition for award placement. Please e-mail kristina@worldeonline.com in the event that your film can no longer be considered for screening.

You may withdraw your submission at any time, but there are no refunds on submissions.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Horror Hotel is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Horror Hotel 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.