Call For Submissions

The online submission for the 2023 Eerie Horror Fest is now open.

The Eerie Horror Fest is accepting both film and pitch competition submissions.


For the receipt of short and feature films and pitch competition projects.

Earlybird Deadline: March 31, 2023
Regular Deadline: June 30, 2023
Late Deadline: July 31, 2023

International Competition 2023

Overview of Submission Requirements:

Submissions: In order to be considered for Eerie Horror Fest selection, both the online entry form and the selection screener must be received between December 1, 2022 and July 31, 2023. A successfully completed submission does not guarantee inclusion of the film in our festival program.

Submission Fees: Please view film categories and associated fees in conjunction with deadline pricing at

Date of Film Completion: After July 31, 2021. Re-submissions are not eligible.

Film Categories & Running Times: Narrative Feature with a runtime of 50 minutes or more; Narrative Short with a runtime of less than 50 minuties; Documentary Feature with a runtime of 50 minuties or more; Documentary Short with a runtime of less than 50 minutes.

Pitch Competition: Submit the first 5 pages of your Narrative Feature Script and your full Pitch Deck. Optional submissions: Proof of Concept Video, Look Book, or Stills. Written submissions must be in English. If a video is in a language other than English, please include English subtitles. You will need to provide us a private link (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive) to view your materials. Finalists must pitch in person to a panel of industry judges.

Other Requirements, Eligibility, & Procedures: Please review all information at

Competition & Awards:

Accomodations: Each selected feature film and pitch competition project will receive hotel accommodations for the duration of the festival (1 free room per film/project).

Best of the Fest Award: $1,000 cash awarded to best Feature or Short Narrative or Documentary film. Plus a "Skullie" award designed by "Monster" Mark Kosobucki.

Pitch Competition Winner: Consulting package from Blood Oath: 2 sessions/1 hour each to discuss the project and give development notes with the possibility of becoming a Blood Oath project. Plus a "Skullie" award designed by "Monster" Mark Kosobucki and a 4 month pro membership subscription on InkTip.

New Blood Award: Awarded to a First-time Feature or Short film director(s) - "Skullie" award designed by "Monster" Mark Kosobucki.

Best Feature Award: "Skullie" award designed by "Monster" Mark Kosobucki.

Best Short Award: "Skullie" award designed by "Monster" Mark Kosobucki.

Pitch competition winner with panel of judges
Pitch Competition judges Brandon Hill, Ashleigh Snead, and Jackie George, and winner Braden McClain.

See All 2022 Winners

Eerie Horror Fest's Pitch Competition finalists will receive a prize package from InkTip that includes four months of their Pro membership. With over 400 movies made from scripts and writers found through InkTip, this is a great resource for emerging screenwriters to promote themselves and their scripts to a large network of producers and reps.