SUBMISSIONS OPEN  - 2010 Festival


New in 2010 -- Now Accepting Music Videos and Voodoo Films!


Do you have a vampire film, documentary or short?


We want it!


Did you make the next Twilight? your own silent Nosferatu or score an interview with a real Vampire? 


Our festival wants it!



Click to Download submission form and instructions

Vampire Film Festival Submission Form 2010.pdf


Categories Open for Submission


+Vampire Feature (61 min or longer)

+Vampire Short (less than 61 min)

+Vampire Documentary

+Vampire Anime/Animation/ Mixed Media- claymation, CGI, etc

+Mythic Films - Werewolf/ Witch/ Ghoul/ Ghost (no discrimination films highlighting all mythical creatures even Unicorns will be considered)

+Gothic Feature

+Gothic Short

+Voodoo Films

+Music Videos


What is a Gothic Film You Ask?


Dictionary Definition — Goth-ic  adj.
1. (a) Of or relating to the Goths or their language. (b) Germanic; Teutonic.
2. Of or relating to the Middle Ages; medieval.
3. (a) Of or relating to an architectural style prevalent in western Europe from the 12th through the 15th century and characterized by pointed arches, rib vaulting, and a developing emphasis on verticality and the impression of height. (b) Of or relating to an architectural style derived from medieval Gothic.
4. Of or relating to painting, sculpture, or other art forms prevalent in northern Europe from the 12th through the 15th century.
5. often gothic Of or relating to a style of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate.
6. gothic Barbarous; crude.


We will accept all films that could be classified in this context. Therefore you could submit a documentary about Goth people or about Gothic architecture. Or you could submit a narrative or experimental film that emphasizes the grotesque, mysterious or desolate.

Awards will given in these categories:


+Bloodiest Vampire Film

+Scariest Vampire Film

+Outstanding Vampire Short

+Outstanding Vampire Feature

+Outstanding Foreign Language Vampire Film (International Award)

+Best Gothic Representation

+Best Animation/Mixed Media

+Best Vampire Portrayal (acting award)


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