Rules

ART. 1 – Submission
Registration for the competition has to be made by the on-line platforms. The director pays the fee ( not refundable) relative to the category and to the period of registration. The open call starts on July, 17th 2023 and closes on June 20th 2024.

HORROR SHORT CATEGORIES
Earlybird Entry from 17/07/2023 to 23/08/2023 $ 20.00
Middle Standard Entry from 24/08/2023 to 27/09/2023 $ 23.00
Standard Entry from 28/09/2023 to 02/11/2023 $ 25.00
Middle Late Entry from 03/11/2023 to 06/12/2023 $ 28.00
Late Entry from 07/12/2023 to 10/01/2024 $ 30.00
Middle Final Entry from 11/02/2024 to 21/02/2024 $ 33.00
Final Entry from 22/02/2024 to 20/03/2024 $ 35.00
Middle Extended Entry from 21/03/2024 to 17/04/2024 $ 38.00
Extended Entry 18/04/2024 to 20/06/2024 $ 43.00

HORROR FEATURE CATEGORIES
Earlybird Entry from 17/07/2023 to 23/08/2023 $ 25.00
Middle Standard Entry from 24/08/2023 to 27/09/2023 $ 28.00
Standard Entry from 28/09/2023 to 02/11/2023 $ 30.00
Middle Late Entry from 03/11/2023 to 06/12/2023 $ 33.00
Late Entry from 07/12/2023 to 10/01/2024 $ 35.00
Middle Final Entry from 11/02/2024 to 21/02/2024 $ 38.00
Final Entry from 16/03/2023 to 10/05/2023 $ 40.00
Middle Extended Entry from 21/03/2024 to 17/04/2024 $ 43.00
Extended Entry 18/04/2024 to 20/06/2024 $ 45.00

ART. 2 Submission requisites
Italian or foreign HORROR Short Films which last up to 30 minutes; Italian or foreign HORROR Feature Films which last up to 120 minutes.

ART. 3 Genres
It’s an HORROR genre film festival. The author is responsible for the content and any disclaimers regarding the material submitted.

ART. 4 Selection
Official notification date: July 1st 2024.
The Films received within the terms above, will be examined by Festival Staff that determines, unquestionably, the admission to the final stage of the Festival. The author(s) of selected films will be contacted by the organization. The full program of screenings will be published on the Festival social channels within July 1st 2024.

ART. 5 Preselection
May be made a pre-selection of the Films before the late entry deadline, in this case the directors will be contacted by Festival Staff.

ART. 6 Awards
Best Horror Short Film;
Best Horror Feature Film;
Best Editing | Horror Short;
Best Editing | Horror Feature;
Best Make-Up | Horror Short;
Best Make-Up | Horror Feature;
Best Costume | Horror Short;
Best Costume | Horror Feature;
Best Cinematography | Horror Short;
Best Cinematography | Horror Feature;
Best Director | Horror Short;
Best Director | Horror Feature;
Best Soundtrack | Horror Short;
Best Soundtrack | Horror Feature;
Best Actor/Actress | Horror Short;
Best Actor/Actress | Horror Feature;
Best Mobile | Horror Short;
Best Mobile | Horror Feature;
Best Script | Horror Short;
Best Script | Horror Feature.

All winners and selected works receive a free certificate (jpg file via e-mail).
The organization may decide not to award one or more category prizes.

ART. 7 ADVERTISING PURPOSES
Festival Staff can use parts of the selected Films for advertising purposes via print, radio, trailer on TV or Cinema or Internet. After registering for the festival, a post will be made on the event’s social networks with the poster of the registered work.

ART. 8 Acceptance of Rules and Regulations
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules. Festival Staff reserves the right to make any changes to the rules and regulations and how to deal with any controversial matters. It’s strictly forbidden to privately contact the staff and jury members during the selection period of the festival, punishment: exclusion from the competition.

PRIVACY
Subscribers to the Horror ShowFest, agree as established by Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The author of the work declares to accept the regulation in all its parts, you have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any responsibility for the present and future. By entering the competition each author is responsible for the content of his works. The author declares to hold all rights to the work, not in any way prejudicing the rights of third parties, such as other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, along with those of music, etc. It also declares that the audiovisual material used is not protected by SIAE. Pursuant to the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the provision of data required and necessary for the completion of the documentation of