SUBMIT - 2017


FILM SUBMISSIONS



The Fright Night Theatre Film Festival (FNTFF) is an annual horror, cult, and exploitation genre film festival in Hamilton, ON, Canada. 




NEXT FESTIVAL DATE: MARCH 24 - 26, 2017


SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED


Early Bird Deadline: December 01, 2016  
Fees: SHORTS - $5.00 (USD) / FEATURES - $10.00 (USD)
Student Pricing: SHORTS - FREE (USD) / FEATURES - FREE (USD)*

Final Deadline: February 01, 2017
 Fees: SHORTS - $10.00 (USD) / FEATURES - $15.00 (USD)
Student Pricing: SHORTS - $5 (USD) / FEATURES - $10.00 (USD)*

Late Deadline: February 15, 2017
 Fees: SHORTS - $15.00 (USD) / FEATURES - $20.00 (USD)
Student Pricing: SHORTS - $10 (USD) / FEATURES - $15.00 (USD)*

Notification Date: February 17, 2017

*Student film entries must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc. and should be emailed at time of entry to submissions@frightnighttheatre.com with entry title in subject line of the email).



Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival

SUBMITTING FILMMAKERS - MARCH 24-26, 2017 FESTIVAL: All films officially entered by our deadline of February 1, 2017 will be watched by our Selection Committee by February 17, 2017. All submitting filmmakers, both shorts and features, will be notified by email with our final programming decision update, letting you know if your film has been programmed for screening at our festival or not. At each festival, our Selection Committee will choose 7 feature films and approximately 15-20 short films, all of which are eligible to win both Audience Choice and Selection Committee awards.

FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The Fright Night Theatre Film Festival (FNTFF) is a horror, cult, and genre film festival in Hamilton, ON, Canada. This year’s festival date is:

MARCH 24 - 26, 2017
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FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

PROGRAMMING & CATEGORIES

Programming: The FNTFF accepts Canadian and International films of feature and short length in the horror/cult genre (including but not limited to horror-fantasy, horror-scifi, horror-comedy, etc.) that are unreleased in Canada. The FNTFF does not accept films currently available for public consumption in Canada on wide-release home media or streaming and online video sites.

All FNTFF screenings are curated and all submissions will be fully considered by the FNTFF selection team. Films selected to screen at the FNTFF are eligible for selection committee awards and audience choice awards.

For the purposes of eligibility, Fright Night Theatre uses the following definitions:

Film Length
Feature Length: 60 min. or longer 
Short: under 30 min. 

Country of Production/Submission Country
Canadian Submissions: All films produced in Canada
International Submissions: All films produced outside of Canada.

o Country of Production: the country from which most of the financing for the film was received and the residence of the films key crew members i.e. the director(s) and producer(s). This is not necessarily the same as the shooting location.

*Student film entries must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc. and should be emailed at time of entry to submissions@frightnighttheatre.com with entry title in subject line of the email).

Selection: Entrants will be notified by email if their work has been selected for the festival run to which they have applied.

Disqualifications: Submissions that fail to meet the outline criteria and terms may be disqualified. No refunds will be provided for disqualified or rejected submissions.

Final programming and slotting of films will be determined by FNTFF programming team in conjunction with input from applicants. The programming team’s decision as to the date and time of the screening is final. Successful applicants will receive this information regarding the date  and time of the screening in their official invitation.

If selected, the entrant grants The Fright Night Theatre Film Festival the right to utilize publicity materials related to the production (e.g. press kits, posters, stills, etc.) for promotional purposes, and to broadcast or screen clips / trailers of a maximum of five minutes. 

No screeners or application materials will be returned unless arrangments have been made in advance. Do not send film prints, master tapes or other originals.
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ELIGIBILITY

All submissions:
must be submitted as Region 1, NTSC format on two (2) DVD screeners or two (2) Bluray screeners; or submitted as an online screener including login information and password if the screener is private
must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned 
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ENTRY PROCEDURES

Submit your film electronically via Filmfreeway.com
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FrightNightTheatre

Each film must be submitted as either a Feature or Short film submission.
Rough/Fine Cuts: Fright Night Theatre will only accept one cut of each film for programming consideration. If needed, Fright Night Theatre will request an updated version and will contact those applicants directly. Please send your film in the most complete and finished form possible.
If selected for a screening, it is mandatory that you submit two DVDs or Blurays clearly labeled with the film title for preview screening purposes. Fright Night Theatre prefers Region 1, NTSC format DVDs and Blurays. Alternatively, you may also provide us with with a HQ downloadable digital copy of your film for screening purposes.

The FNTFF will not assume responsibility for nor will it accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage.
Please note: The FNTFF does not accept international shipments via United Parcel 

Please note: The FNTFF does not accept international shipments via United Parcel



Submission guidelines for the FNTFF are subject to change. The FNTFF reserves the right to rule on all issues not expressly covered in these guidelines.