3 AWESOME DAYS OF THE BEST IN INDEPENDENT HORROR FILMS!
The Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest is South Carolina’s only horror film festival. Our mission is to showcase and celebrate the best independent horror films from all over the world. Being a genre that many film festivals overlook, we want to provide an outlet for the horror filmmakers and fans alike to see and exhibit movies that they otherwise may not have a chance to see on the big screen.
The Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest also shines a special spotlight on South Carolina produced films and filmmakers, featuring a special "Homegrown Horror" award. We want to encourage and inspire up and coming South Carolina filmmakers by providing a venue to showcase their work along side seasoned professionals in the film industry.
From professional filmmakers to the novice, from modest to no budget, we showcase all types of films in every category of horror. Slasher, thriller, psychological, zombie, classic, animation, sci-fi, documentary, found footage, vampire, fantasy, and any other type you can imagine. The Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest will host world premieres, exclusives screenings, and some of the newest and best horror films worldwide.
Check out some of our press for Crimson Screen by clicking on the magazine covers of the Charleston City Paper and the Post and Courier's Charleston Scene (left).
Here is some local press we received from our previous festivals:
The Charleston City Paper (2021)
The Charleston City Paper (2019)
Charleston Scene (Post and Courier)
Charleston City Paper Recap of 2014 Festival
Feature films and short films from new and established horror filmmakers
Q&A’s with visiting filmmakers, actors, and special guests
Nominations and Awards for the best horror films in the festivals
Meet the filmmakers and Actors mixers and parties during the festival
Local and Regional Artists and more to come!
We will be nominating and giving awards in the following categories:
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST DIRECTOR (Short and Feature)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Short and Feature)
BEST ACTOR/ACTRESS (Short and Feature)
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS (Short and Feature)
BEST SCREENPLAY (Produced & Unproduced ) (Short and Feature)
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD (and 1st runner up)
HOMETOWN HORROR AWARD (For SC produced films/Filmmakers)
JURY AWARD (overall winner)
THE SPIRIT OF CRIMSON SCREEN AWARD
HORROR ICON AWARD
Winners of the "Best Short Film"category will have an opportunity for a potiential distribution deal with ShortsHD. All short film Official Selections will have the chance for a world-wide broadcast deal with ShortsTV.
Winners of the best unproduced screenplay (short and feature) will also get FinalDraft software and a listing of their script onInkTip so that producers and reps can find you. InkTip helps writers sell their scripts and get representation. Producers have made more than 300 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
Our jury, festival directors and committee are made up of volunteers who work in the film industry including filmmakers, producers, journalists, authors, and actors.
The festival committee makes all programming decisions and will notify filmmakers by email of Official Selection status. If accepted, your exhibition digital file will need to be delivered to us by April 5th. Filmmakers who are accepted will receive 2 complimentary VIP All Access Festival Pass for short films and 2 for feature films. If additional passes or tickets are needed they will have to be purchased. If your film or actors are nominated for an award, it is highly suggested that you attend or have a representative attend the festival for you. Hey, these are some pretty cool trophies and you would not want to miss getting one awarded to you!