2019 SHORT FILM FESTIVAL




SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. 
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This year, as we enter our third season, The Magic of Horror is moving from an online festival to a live venue and shining its spotlight on short films. All selected films will be competing against each other with live screenings at our event on December 7, 2019 at the historic Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, Virginia.

Attending filmmakers will be invited to participate in a Q&A session after the screenings. There will be vendors and libations for filmmakers, writers, and film-goers to meet, greet and connect with one another.

The event ends with the awards ceremony and we have a lot of awards to hand out, including an Audience Choice Award voted on by the festival attendees.

The Magic of Horror celebrates all kinds of films in the horror genre. Creepy creatures, psychological thrillers, gothic tales, supernatural terrors, or even good old-fashioned slasher films, we think they all have the magic to scare the pants off of movie-goers!






OFFICIAL RULES:


All film entries must be in English or have English subtitles.

Films must be complete. No works-in-progress will be accepted.

Only a director or producer may submit a film. The director/producer with the submission of the film affirms that he/she has all the copyrights of audio, video, images and music of the film or rights to the story and he/she remains responsible before the law.

Multiple submissions are accepted, but each film must be submitted with a separate fee. There are no discounts for multiple submissions.
All entries must be sent via FilmFreeway. Please do not send DVDs, BluRays, or any downloadable files to us directly.

Entry fees must be in U.S. dollars. All entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of disqualification or withdrawal of an entry. There are no exceptions to this policy. Films that do not follow the rules will be disqualified, so please ask any questions before submitting.

In the spirit of fairness to all, we do not offer student discounts or hardship waivers for the submission fees.

The judges decisions are final and may not be disputed.

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claim made by you or any third party due to or arising out of project(s) you submit to this contest. You understand that there are thousands of writers and film-makers and the similarities in story, plot, characters, etc... of two or more films are certainly a possibility. The contest directors and judges will not knowingly share your submission with any third party.

IF SELECTED FOR THE FESTIVAL:

All filmmakers understand and accept that if their film is accepted for presentation and screening at the film/video festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for Rogue Chimera Films LLC / Magic of Horror (MoH). to screen the film/video at times of the festivals choice and to charge an admission fee for the festival.

Attending film-makers will receive two complimentary tickets to the event and must RSVP at least one week before the event date. Winners will be announced live at the festival. Award-winners who are unable to attend the festival will have their awards sent to them either digitally (certificate awards) or via postal service (trophies).

The Filmmaker understands and accepts that they do not participate in receiving any funds from the ticket sales to the festival, which are fully retained by the event organizers to help cover the overall cost of the festival presentation.

Selected film-makers may be asked to submit an additional digital screening copy of their film along with any promotional materials they have available such as film poster, trailer, still photos, film-maker biographies, etc... The Filmmaker grants MoH the right to use any and all promotional materials in any manner they see fit for publicity purposes related to the festival. All requested materials must be received by the festival no later than November 15, 2019 to be included in the event.

We keep all entries as secure as possible prior to and during the festival. (digital files are erased after the festival is concluded.) However, with the popularity of camera devices (cell phones), we cannot promise the security of content shown at the festival. The filmmaker releases MoH and its organizers from any and all liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations, or piracy of the entry.

The Filmmaker accepts and understands that the festival, in conjunction with the Firehouse Theatre, will do everything possible to present the films in the best possible manner but the festival is not responsible for any and all malfunctions or technical difficulties during the presentation of any film at its festival screening.

The Magic of Horror festival reserves the right to make changes in the screening date and times and to possibly not screen a film regardless of its being selected for screening.


























































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