2018 Outer Banks Halloween Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

Posted By on January 19, 2018

The 3rd Annual Halloween International Film Festivalpresented by OBX Entertainment and Halloween Daily News, returns to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina during HalloWeek on the Outer Banks, October 25-27, 2018, and independent film submissions of all genres are now being accepted for consideration to be included.

Independent film submissions are currently being accepted online through FilmFreeway in either the short film or feature film categories. The early deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, and the final deadline is July 31.

All Festival film screenings will once again be shown at R/C Theatres Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills, including Q&A sessions, nightly meet and greets, photo ops on our Orange Carpet, and more events to be announced. Our state-of-the-art host venue features a massive 36-foot tall movie screen, stadium seating, full digital projection capabilities, and a complete lineup of refreshments and snacks available.

Held on the historic Outer Banks, where the Wright Brothers’ first flight took place, the Halloween International Film Festival is a pioneering event for visionary cinema artists, featuring three days of independent films from around the world, followed by the 5th Annual Halloween Parade of Costumes on Sunday, Oct. 28, where all attending filmmakers are invited as guests of honor.

The mission of the Halloween International Film Festival is to promote the artistry of independent films made in the spirit of creativity, support the future of cinema by providing exposure for talented visionary filmmakers, and celebrate a collective passion for Halloween. It is our goal to build the film industry on the Outer Banks, inspiring the attending filmmakers to bring future productions to the area while giving locally-based talents exposure to a wider, like-minded audience. It is a networking event for industry professionals, and a fan experience unlike any other in the region.

Known as the “land of beginnings”, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the site of America’s first urban legend, The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, the true story of the first English colonists to land in the new world only to mysteriously vanish without explanation in 1587.

The Outer Banks is also where the infamous pirate Blackbeard was killed and reportedly still haunts the small, isolated island of Ocracoke; and it is where the Wright Brothers launched mankind toward the stars with the first powered flight in 1903, in what is now the town of Kill Devil Hills.

To view all of our photos and videos from the 2017 Halloween International Film Festival, please visit HalloweenInternationalFilmFestival.com.

Sponsors of the 2018 Halloween International Film Festival include the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Gallop Funeral Services. 

For sponsorship information, please contact us at obxentertainment@gmail.com.

RSVP on Facebook here!

On the Orange Carpet, (from left) HIFF co-founder Matt Artz; 'Little Angel' writer/director and producer Kevin and Catrina Murray; HIFF co-founder Sue Artz; 'Red Friday' director Mark Allison; 'The Cthulhu Candidate' director/composer Alan Postscript; 'In My Room' director Mike Trainotti; 'Lost in Buffalo City' co-writer/director Raymond Wallace; 'Lost in Buffalo City' co-writer/producer Todd Densmore; and R/C Theatres manager Russ Blair. (photo by OBX Entertainment)

On the Orange Carpet, (from left) HIFF co-founder Matt Artz; ‘Little Angel’ writer/director and producer Kevin and Catrina Murray; HIFF co-founder Sue Artz; ‘Red Friday’ director Mark Allison; ‘The Cthulhu Candidate’ director/composer Alan Postscript; ‘In My Room’ director Mike Trainotti; ‘Lost in Buffalo City’ co-writer/director Raymond Wallace; ‘Lost in Buffalo City’ co-writer/producer Todd Densmore; and R/C Theatres manager Russ Blair. (photo by OBX Entertainment)

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