2013 entries are now open
Deadline: 31 July 2013
(contact us for late entry request)
All submitted Feature
Films and Short
Where deemed fit, Official
Selection status will be awarded & various winning categories selected.
2012 Best Feature Film winner: THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH
2012 Best Short Film winner : AMOR SACRO
2012 HorrorFest prizes were supplied by:
SOUND & MOTION STUDIOS www.soundandmotion.co.za
VISUAL IMPACT www.visuals.tv
MASQUE MAKE-UP FX WAREHOUSE www.masque.co.za
(2013 prizes announced in due course)
In addition to sending a printed version of the entry form with your movie, please copy and paste the form below, fill in the relevant areas and e-mail it to us.
In the case of multiple entries – please complete a separate form for each submission (it can be sent in one package).
DVD-PAL viewing copies (x2)*
Plus 1 data disc containing:
- SD or HD QuickTime file (25fps)* / High Quality h264 .mov file (mp3 audio, 25fps) or
SD or HD Windows AVI (25fps)*
If your film's spoken language is not English, English subtitles must be hardcoded/burned into the film and not supplied as a separate track or file.
* NTSC and other frame rates are also accepted, but your film will be converted to be played at PAL 25fps. To avoid unwanted quality loss, please submit your film at PAL 25fps.
Short film running time should not exceed 30 mins.
Note: Physical entries have no submission fee. In addition to e-mailing submission info, please print the completed form and include it with your two DVD copies of the film to the following address:
c/o Paul Blom
P.O. Box 27566
Do not attach a monetary value for the contents.
Please mark package: "For cultural purposes only, no commercial value"
(any value may result in customs charges which the HorrorFest won't cover, thus not collected)
The HorrorFest is now also allowing on-line submissions.
Where the DVD submissions have NO entry fee, for on-line submissions the bandwidth download cost and resulting added bulk of entries (which the judges will have to assess) has a $10us fee attached (which is about the same cost as postage to send physical DVDs with no entry fee). Payments can be made via PayPal. Contact us for on-line submission approval.
Receipt of physical submissions will be notified via e-mail. Entrants will also be notified in the event of a feature / short being accepted for inclusion in the S.A. HORRORFEST program.
2013 South African HORRORFEST SUBMISSION FORM
Title of Film:
Date of Production:
Colour / Black and White (delete as appropriate)
Other (please specify briefly)
Is this the director's first film?
Is it a student film?
Name of film school?
How was this film funded?
Synopsis (50-100 words):
Any info or interesting details about the production you'd like to share:
Production's shooting format (ie. digital video, HD, Super-8, 35mm film…):
Director / Film- / Video makers' contact details
(Please attach filmography/biography if applicable)
Director of Photography:
Names of festivals where the film has already been screened (if any), plus any awards it has won:
Entry Fee: none (a late entry fee will be charged after the official closing date)
Please include press shots (& captions) where possible (or e-mail hi-res shots). Any additional promotional materials like posters or lobby cards are also welcome.
Conditions Of Submission
There are no restrictions for the production's country of origin.
Flamedrop Productions / Shadow Realm inc., and the South African HorrorFest cannot guarantee that the short- or feature films submitted will be selected and shown in public, as the festival selection members / committee will be the final arbiters.
Permission must be granted from the relevant rights holders (where applicable) of any copyrighted material used in your production (eg. music, film, video, news, audio, clips from other sources etc.), and the organizers of the South African HorrorFest cannot be held liable for the unlawful use of such material in submitted works.
DVD copies supplied to the SA HorrorFest is non-returnable, and we request 2 copies in the event of either physical damage (in transit via the mail system etc.), or any other technical problems (of a digital nature like corrupted disc data etc.), and a data version for compiling and / or direct screening.
Some of the information on this form may be used in various Flamedrop Productions / Shadow Realm inc. / SA HorrorFest online and print publications. If you do not want any information you have included in this form made publicly available, please notify accordingly.
I have read and understood these conditions and with this form grant Flamedrop Productions / Shadow Realm inc. / South African HorrorFest the rights to publicly exhibit my submitted film/video production.
Signature (for printed copy):
Date of submission:
For any queries, contact us now : e-mail
Stay tuned for more details!