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SUBMISSIONS OPEN OCTOBER 31st!

Please stand by while we select the best films to add to our lineup for 2024.

This is the 8th year for the Sick Chick's Film Festival! We accept short and feature films in one of the following genres: Horror, Sci Fi or Fantasy. Our emphasis is female filmmakers so we do require that at least one of the primary creative roles is filled by a woman (writer, director, cinematographer/director of photography). We will be showcasing work by some of the best indie filmmakers from NC and around the world.

 

Awards & Prizes

Best Director - Plaque
Best Sick Chick Flick - Trophy
Best Female Lead - Plaque
Best Male Lead - Plaque
Best Effects - Plaque
Best Writing - Plaque

Best Sound - Plaque
Best Cinematography - Plaque
Feature Film Showcase: Best Feature Film - Plaque

Best Sci fi - Plaque

Best Horror - Plaque

 Best Fantasy - Plaque

Best Short Film - Plaque
More Awards may be announced

 

Rules & Terms

All Short films must be under 21 minutes. All features must be at least 50min. We accept online screeners and digital downloads only. They must be in one of the following genres: Horror, Sci Fi or Fantasy.

We do accept films from all genders but because our emphasis is on supporting women in film we do require that at least one of the following primary creative roles is filled by a woman (writer, director, cinematographer/director of photography).

Films in the Best Sick Chick Flick Category must have a woman in at least three of the primary production roles one of which must be director. The others can be writer, cinematographer/director of photography, female lead, producer, specialfx, editor. The more women you have on your production team, the better your chances are of winning this award.

  • October 31, 2023 - Opening Date

  • Dec. 30, 2023 - Early Deadline

  • Feb. 28, 2024 - Regular Deadline

  • April. 30, 2024 - Late Deadline

  • June 30, 2024 - Extended Deadline

  • July. 20, 2024 - Notification Date

  • October 5, 2024 - Event Date

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