We host contests and events throughout the year.
The Magic of Horror live festival takes place every year at the historical Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, Virginia. We are hoping to spread the magic around with other events in locations around the USA in the future.
Our live events are designed for the enjoyment of both film-makers and film-watchers with a selection of short films from creators of all experience levels. Short films and movie trailers screen in blocks throughout the day along with Q&A sessions with the attending film-makers.
In our "Script Talk" session, Screenwriting Finalists tell the audience about their stories.
make sure that there are plenty of opportunities for the film-makers to
interact with the audience to promote their projects and do some
networking as well. We also have concessions available and vendors who display their creepy creations!
Our online-only competitions are all about promoting! (We encourage films that have been self-released to submit to these festivals!) We host an Awards Show video online to announce the winners and promote all the Finalists. The Winners of our online events also receive physical trophies and in our Feature Film Competition the trailer for the top film will be screened at our live festival.
Finalists for our online events send in their film trailer or a short clip of their film to be shown in the Awards Show video and to be used to promote their films.
In the weeks leading up to the premiere of
the Awards Show video, we really push our promotions in order to get as
many eyeballs on it as as possible. Press releases are also sent out to
special interest groups and media outlets that focus on independent
films and the horror genre.
During the video premiere, Finalists are invited to join in for live chats and to interact with one another (and the other viewing audience!) The video is then left online indefinitely to continue to help promote the films.
The Finalists and Winners of the online events also continue to be promoted after the event for years to come through social media and other methods.