Rules and Stuff

Films must be no longer than 20:00. Filmmakers are free to submit as many films as they want.

Foreign-language films must have English subtitles.

There are no restrictions to when and where films were made.

Films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network will not be considered.

No explicit sex. Let me repeat that: no explicit sex, no matter how “artistic” it is. This includes penetration, and/or explicit views of genitals. However, general “R-rated” nudity is allowed.

No refunds will be issued based on non-compliance with the rules. In other words, if you submit a film that is 45 minutes long, it will automatically be disqualified, and no refund will be given. It is important to read all festival information carefully.

Attending filmmakers will be given four (4) free passes to the festival; additional passes must be purchased. We DO NOT provide airfare or any other accommodations for travel. We’d love to have you there, but can’t afford to pay for it.

Screening selections are at the sole discretion of the Festival judges, and all decisions are final. So no begging.

Exhibition copies (for accepted films) will only be accepted as a digital (downloadable) file (.MOV / .MP4 / .mpeg / Other–Please ask before you send).

Promotional materials and photographs for accepted films are strongly encouraged. We also encourage accepted filmmakers to do their own promotion of the Festival, on social media and otherwise, which will benefit all.


By submitting your film to the Texas Terrors Film Festival, you agree to the following:

I have read, understated, and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this submission are true.

This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation and I am authorized to submit this film to the festival.

I hold Texas Terrors Film Festival and its production/promotion team harmless from any claims of liability for anything that might occur during the course of the festival or screening of the film.

I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music, print, images and everything contained in the film and/or promotional materials of the submitted film. I understand that if I have misrepresented my authority to use any of these items, my film may be disqualified with no return of submission fee.

I give permission for Texas Terrors Film Festival to use stills, titles, trailers, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes.

I give permission for Texas Terrors Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival for which it was submitted.