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At FilmQuest, we have several categories in which you may submit your film, including some that you may not find everywhere else. We even have unique competitions that we encourage you to explore. Discover which category fits best for your film below.

FEATURE FILMS 

Got yourself a feature film? Is it a genre film? Then we want to see it! Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, whatever, we want you to send it our way! If it’s a cop drama, we probably don’t want it… unless it’s a cop drama involving time travel. You get the idea. (Runtime: 41 minutes or more)

SHORT FILMS 

So you have a short film? Is it a genre film? Is it 40 minutes or less? Then we want to see it! Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, whatever, we want you to send it our way! If it’s a coming of age story in a high school, we probably don’t want to see it… unless it’s a coming of age story involving zombies. You got this. (Runtime: 40 minutes or less)

ANIMATED FILMS

Have you animated a film? Is it genre based? Then let’s rock this, and send it our way! As long as it’s based in horror, sci-fi, or fantasy, then it’s all good. Of course, we don’t want to see anything with penguins in it… unless those penguins happen to be post-apocalyptic killing machines! Everyone would love that! (If you have an animated film, this is where you’ll submit, regardless of whether or not its a feature, short, etc.)

DOCUMENTARY

While we’re definitely looking for genre based documentaries first and foremost, we’re a little bit more open in what we accept in the documentary category. If you have either a feature or short documentary, be sure to submit it here, as they’ll be in competition against each other. If you have a student documentary, be sure to notify us of your student status. Any runtime is acceptable.

STUDENT FILMS

Are you a student who has a film? Is it genre based? If so, ignore the other categories. This is where we want you to submit, no matter what it is you’re sending us; feature, short, music video, etc. Just remember, we’re looking for a fantasy, horror, or sci-fi type of film. None of that political thriller stuff here… unless it’s about the overthrow of an evil Martian government. We’d love to see that! (If you have a student film, this is where you’ll submit, regardless of whether or not it’s a feature, short, etc.)

MUSIC VIDEOS

Make a band a music video? Is it genre based? If so, let’s rock this bad boy and send it our way! Remember, it needs to be in fantasy, sci-fi, or horror. We don’t care how big or small the band is, or if its been distributed, whatever. We’re down to get down. Just don’t send us a Taylor Swift video… unless she’s got a goat head. Then we want that! (Runtime: 10 minutes or less)

TV/WEB SERIES

Got yourself a TV show or Web Series? Maybe a YouTube channel? Is it genre based? Then let’s have a look! Upload an episode that is based in sci-fi, fantasy, or horror and you’ll be good to go. Just don’t send us something about 1950’s diners… unless those diners have werewolves! All about that, we are. (Runtime: 30 minutes or less)

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION – FEATURES

Do you have an unproduced screenplay? Is it genre based? Then let’s have a look! We’re looking for FEATURE screenplays in this submission category, and those that are based in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror. No time for romantic comedies here… unless they involve alien love. Savvy? (41 pages and above)

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION – SHORTS

Do you have an unproduced screenplay? Is it genre based? Then let’s have a look! We’re looking for SHORT screenplays in this submission category, and those that are based in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror. No noir films here… unless they’re about robots who dream of electric sheep. Then we’re digging it. (40 pages and less)

FILMQUEST EXPRESS

A week long filmmaking extravaganza. Two weeks before the start of the festival, filmmakers will form teams by which they will have one week to complete a short film. Length, genre, and elements required for each film will be revealed the day the competition starts. All films will be screened at FilmQuest. A Grand Prize will be awarded at an awards ceremony, along with several other awards, exclusive to FilmQuestExpress. Check back regularly for details. Competition is open globally. Must sign up via FilmQuest’s website.

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