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FANTASM'S Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival aims to seek out the best works horror and help to get that work seen and discussed by horror fans everywhere. The specific time and day of the Film Festival will be determined on the amount of entries and will be published before the convention.


Fantasm's Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival proudly accepts entries ONLY on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.


Fantasm will accept horror related films completed after January 1st, 2018 and will also accept films that have previously screened in other festivals.

Entries that are designed to cause willful grief, harm, humiliation, or dishonor to other entrants or specific people. Participants who provide false or incomplete information on their entry to purposely mislead or misrepresent. Entering someone else's (in part or total) film submission, without explicit permission, as if it were your own work.

Fantasm reserves the right to reject any video for any reason. Rules are subject to change. The editor will be contacted, as soon as possible, if major changes are necessary to make the entry suitable for screening.

By entering a submission, I represent and warrant that I have full legal right and authority to submit the heretofore mentioned film/video project for consideration by Fantasm, and that all necessary consents, licensing and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into Fantasm's Shock Reel Cinema Film Festval. No one from Fantasm or its sponsors has guaranteed me admission into the festival at any point.

All entries selected into Fantasm's Shock Reel Cinema Film Festval grant Fantasm and Encompass Entertainment, LLC. the right to use footage from the screener, and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for Fantasm's promotional purposes, without limitations. Entrant grants this permission without any expectation of compensation or remuneration.

In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the entrant, on entran's behalf, and on behalf of entrant's heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, does hereby INDEMNIFY, FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Encompass Entertainment, LLC., and each of their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and related entities, their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, insurers, attorneys, shareholders and representatives, and each predecessor, successor, and assign thereof, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys'; fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to participant's participation in the contest.

I have read the terms and conditions appearing herein, and agree, without exception, to all the terms and conditions stated.

Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival 2019 WINNERS:
Best Horror Comedy: Blood Scouts - Andrew Ochwat
Best POV / Found Footage: Virus - Christophe Rouag
Best Makeup: MATEO - Fernando Perezgil
Best Special Effects: The Animator - Trent Shy
Best Visual Effects: Horrorscope - Pol Diggler
Best Editing: Abscessed - Isaac Rodriguez
Best Short Film: MATEO - Fernando Perezgil
Best Feature Film: Misfit Heights - James Burzelic
Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival 2021 WINNERS:
Best Short: Professor M (tie), Exit Therapy (tie)
Best Florida Short: The Smartest Motherfuckers in the Room
Best Feature: Reset
Best Florida Feature: The Wild Man
Best Visual FX: Exit Therapy
Best Practical FX: Reset
John Allman: Survival
Monique Guggino: Guest
Count Gore de Vol: The Girl in Cabin 13
Boris Vyoryetski: The Strong Box
Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival 2022 WINNERS:
Best Feature: Haunting Of Murder House
Best Short: The Family Way: Coming Home
Best Direction: A Little Tent
Best Story: How to Cope with Serial Killing
Best Practical FX: Graphic Violence
Best Visual Effects: Nursery Crimes Part 1: The Ominus Overture
John Allman: Heathens
Zena Dixon: Ba'al Out
Monique Guggino: Hostile
Marcus Koch: The Foot Fetisher
Convention's Choice: Burial Site
September 15 - 17, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Blvd. Orlando, FL
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