FILMQUEST – PREPARE FOR THE FANTASTIC
Welcome to the 5th annual FilmQuest Festival!
One of MovieMaker Magazine’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2017 and 2015, FilmQuest celebrates the majesty of genre filmmaking in the realms of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and the beyond. Awarding filmmakers in 2017 with over $20,000 in awards and prizes, including the coveted Cthulhu Trophy, the festival continued to become a hotbed of the very best in genre filmmaking in the world, showcasing incredible talent, creating new friendships and collaborations, and proving to be a must-stop destination for filmmakers.
Founded in 2014, FilmQuest has been designed specifically to cater to the empowerment of the filmmaker through various events, awards, swag, connections, and more. In creating the festival, we thought long and hard about what it is that makes a festival great. We asked ourselves the tough questions. What we’ve come up with is, we believe, a festival experience that is the kind most filmmakers dream about.
Major industry professionals took part in the first Grand Jury, and for our second Grand Jury, we brought sexy back! Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever) Dameon Clarke (Borderlands, Dragonball Z), Christina Robinson (Dexter), Daniel Logan (Star Wars), and Carlee Baker (The Woman) were all in previous Celebrity Grand Juries, with more to be added in 2018. The juries will award our filmmakers in over 30 individual categories. Our selection committee is also made up of a group of industry professionals from various fields, such as directors, actors, producers, professors, writers, animators, casting directors, and more.
Want more? We will also be hosting exclusive parties, panels, and other great events! So get involved today and consider becoming a part of one of the most exciting film festivals to emerge on the circuit in years!
We encourage you to explore this website for new information and updates as it comes, including who is on the Grand Jury, the Selection Committee, the Official Selections, venues, and more. As the year progresses, we’ll be updating our website and this page with more info on what to expect, the celebrities who will be involved with FilmQuest, our events, workshops, panels, and more!
Prepare for Fantastic!
PRIZES & AWARDS
We’ve created a festival that gives away awe-inspiring awards, fills your bag with the swag a pirate would be envious of, connects you to other filmmakers and celebrities in ways that encourages future collaboration, and offers an event that we believe will only grow in legend as the years go on.
We have partnered with the industry respected Coverfly for our screenplay competition, who reads all the submitted screenplays with professional readers. This creates an unbiased, professional approach to our competition, ensuring the best screenplays are awarded and acknowledged, and that you are given the fairest contest possible, that will surely validate your potentially award winning writing.
Winners will receive our FilmQuest Cthulhu Trophy designed exclusively for FilmQuest and produced by the world famous Society Awards, making what we are sure will soon become one of the most coveted awards on the festival circuit, and this is just the beginning.
GRAND JURY & SELECTION COMMITTEE
Major industry professionals are already planning to be a part of the first Grand Jury, which will award our filmmakers in over 40 individual categories. Our selection committee is made up of a group of industry professionals from various fields such as directors, actors, producers, professors, writers, animators, casting directors, and more.
We encourage you to explore our continuously updated website for new information and news, such as who is on the Grand Jury, the Selection Committee, the Official Selections, venues, and more.
Finally, we ask you to join us in the journey as we head into our second year, and to help us create a rich history that all who become a part of FilmQuest will talk about for years to come, and will prove to be a touching stone for their careers.
Have an inquiry about FilmQuest? Want to Volunteer? Fill out the form below and contact us. A representative of FilmQuest will reply shortly.