Call for Entries 2022

Call for Entries 2022

We are pleased to announce entries for this year’s Fright Nights Horror Film Festival will be accepted from
April 1 until 30 June, 2022.
See our detailed information below, as well as the entry form, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to receiving your creative, bloody and terrifying horror masterpieces!

The 18th Fright Nights Horror Film Festival will take place at the end of October, screening at the Hollywood Megaplex PlusCity in Pasching. The exact dates will be released in march.

If your submission is successful, you will receive three free tickets to the screening of your film! Don’t miss the chance to see your film screened before an audience of horror enthusiasts on a large-scale projection screen.

Winners will receive a coveted Silver Hand award, gaining renown and upgrading your esteem in the market. The winner of the Award for Best Feature film will be included in the regular program of the Hollywood Megaplex.

Early submission is encouraged! This will help us with screening and planning, paying off in the long term for both yourself and for the festival more generally.

Submission Fee and Deadline

Please note that the following fees only apply if you are submitting to our competition. General submissions to our organization are free of charge.
Competition entries must be submitted by June 30, 2022. Nominations will be finalized in July, with the Fright Nights 2022 program published on our website. Nominated artists, both of the competition and those programmed out-of-competition, will be notified at this time. All selected films will automatically be screened at no additional fee.

– Shortfilms up to 30 minutes: € 20,-
– Featurefilms over 60 minutes: € 30,-
– Young Talents: € 6,66,- (Young Talents entrants must be under the age of 26 by the time of submitting)

Please note that your submission will only be considered once the submission fee has been paid in full. You can make this payment to the following bank account:

BKS Bank AG,
IBAN: AT63 1700 0001 1300 0864

We are also pleased to offer the option to pay our submission fee using PayPal. PayPal submissions are payable to CINE.ORGANISATION (@cineorganisation).
NOTE: PayPal submissions incur a fee of an extra €2—i.e., short films €22, etc. If you do not include this fee, your submission will not be considered.


Our Horror Awards – The Silver Hand

The Silver Hand was first introduced in 2006, and is currently awarded in six different categories:

– Beste Feature Film*
– Best Shortfilm
– Best Actor
– Best Actress
– Trash-Award
– Best Mutilation Scene

*We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Best Feature Film award will be included in the regular program of the Hollywood Megaplex.

Additional Services of Fright Nights

The following additional services will be offered to the creators of all films screened at the Fright Nights Festival.

Q & A Panel

After the screening of the film, selected cast and crew members of winning competition entries can answer questions from the audience.

Promotional material

Promotional material such as posters and flyers about the film or other productions of the entrant can be brought and displayed in the cinema at designated locations.

Sales booth

DVDs and blu-rays of the film, as well as film merchandise, can be sold at the festival on your behalf! For all films screened at Fright Nights Festival in 2022, these services are included in the submission fee. However, these additional services can only be provided if they are arranged far in advance of the festival. The festival organizers of Fright Nights reserve the right to withdraw these additional services even at short notice.

Tickets & Screening

All filmmakers with films screened at the Fright Nights Festival will receive three free tickets to their screening. Cinema venues will be selected based on the number of tickets sold. Our cinemas have capacities ranging from 100 to 500 seats, and the largest cinema screen in Austria is available for the highest performing films.

How to submit


Fill out the Form

Fill out the form with all needed informations untill the 30th of June.



Please submit your fee to either our banc account or to our PayPal Account

BKS Bank AG,
IBAN: AT63 1700 0001 1300 0864


Promotional materials

Send us 3 filmmstills, a digital movieposter, the synopsis, pictures and biography of the director, pictures of the cast, a trailer an everything else you want us to use to


Screener in DCP

Please provide us your horror movie only in DCP


Official Selection

Await your notification, that we will be sending out on the 16th of july


Send us your Screener

Feature films are to be sent by USB or external hard drive to the following address untill the 31st of August:

Hollywood Megaplex Pluscity
Fright Nights 2022 – z.H. Markus Tober
Plus-Kauf-Straße 7
4061 Pasching