Submissions are open for Abertoir 2013! We’re looking for professionally made submissions, which may be hosted online (streamed online or file transfer) or on DVD (NTSC/PAL). If selected, DCP (digital cinema) is our preferred screening method, however we are also able to show 35mm, digibeta, HDCam, bluray or DVD. All entries must be received by July 29th 2013. No late entries will be accepted. We are unable to return screeners. There is no submission fee.
We are looking for professionally made features for inclusion in our lineup and welcome submissions from all over the world. Previous films have found sales agents from inclusion in Abertoir's program. Features should be over 60 minutes and submissions that have received a general UK release (theatrically or on DVD) before the festival will not be accepted. Members of the audience will be voting throughout the festival to determine the Audience Award for Best Film.
The maximum running time for each short film is 15 minutes. Submissions must have been made in 2012/2013. Entries are accepted from around the world however films from the EU will be eligible for the Méliès d’Argent award. The overall winning short film will win the Abertoir Short Film Award. Successful entrants will be responsible for transport of their film. Audience members will be asked to rate each film shown on a scale of 1 to 5. Whether independent or big budget, we are looking for professionally made entries for inclusion in our lineup. Fantasy as well as horror will be considered.
We are proud to be part of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, and eligible short films will be competing towards the highly esteemed Méliès d'Argent for Best European Short Film. The winner of this will additionally be given a nomination for the Méliès d'Or Award for the Best European Fantastic Short Film, to be awarded at the 2013 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain. To be eligible, short films must be under 15 minutes, made in 2012 or 2013, be European and cover fantasy or horror.
If you have read and understood all of the above, please CLICK HERE to submit your entry.
POSTAL ADDRESS FOR SCREENER:
Abertoir Horror Festival
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE
We require submissions to be completed using the online form above. However, if you are unable to do so, you may download the submission form by clicking HERE.