SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2020!
Movie posters may be for either short or feature length films. Promotional or proof-of-concept posters also accepted.
The Finalists in our Movie Poster Contest will be shown on the screen during the festival. Movie Posters are eligible for the Jury Award in that category.
All poster submissions will receive the judge's scorecards and any related notes.
Official Selection movie posters will be shown on MOH's website and social media.
Please read all of the policies and rules below before submitting.
All submissions will receive the judge's scorecards (sent electronically) in August 2020. Please make sure that your email address on Film Freeway is correct.
Only the artist or producer may submit. Submitter affirms that he/she has all the rights to the artwork.
All poster entries must be in English (or have English subtitles).
Posters may not feature the names or likenesses of any individual who is not officially connected to the film.
All entries must be original works, no “fan films” or adaptations. (Unless adapted from the film-maker’s own original story/novel or a work that is the public domain.)
Posters may not include pornographic images or photographs of real violence/death toward humans or animals.
There are no premiere or release restrictions on the films associated with movie posters.
Multiple submissions are accepted, but each must be submitted with a separate fee. There are no discounts for multiple submissions.
Understand that the submission fee does not guarantee your project a place in the festival. Entries are judged by a panel who make the decisions of Official Selections, Finalists, and Jury Prize winners. The judges decisions are final and may not be disputed.
All entries must be sent via FilmFreeway. Please do not send any downloadable files to us directly.
Submission fees must be in U.S. dollars. These fees are non-refundable, even in the case of disqualification or withdrawal of an entry. There are no exceptions to this policy. Film posters 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.
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 posters are certainly a possibility.
IF SELECTED FOR THE FESTIVAL:
All submitters understand and accept that if their movie poster is accepted for presentation and screening at the festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for Rogue Chimera Films LLC / Magic of Horror (MOH). to show the poster on the viewing screen at times of the festivals choice and to charge an admission fee for the festival.
We had a fairly large crowd in 2019 and have reason to believe that we may sell out for the 2020 event. Because the venue has limited seating capacity,poster finalists must reserve (RSVP) at least three weeks before the festival date to receive two complimentary tickets to their screening block. Those who do not RSVP in time will forfeit their complimentary tickets and there will be no guarantee that ticket will be available for purchase.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the end of 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 Submitter 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.
Poster Finalists may be asked to submit an additional digital copy of their poster sized for screening along with any promotional materials they have available such as the film trailer, still photos, film-maker biographies, etc... The Submitter 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 August 25, 2020 to be included in the event.
The submitter releases MOH and its organizers from any and all liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations, or piracy of the entry.
The Submitter accepts and understands that the festival, in conjunction with the Firehouse Theatre, will do everything possible to present the posters in the best possible manner but the festival is not responsible for any and all malfunctions or technical difficulties during the presentation of any poster image 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 poster regardless of its being selected for screening.