Call for Entries 2023

Call for Entries 2023

We are pleased to announce entries for this year’s Fright Nights Horror Film Festival will be accepted from March 25 until 25th of June, 2023.
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 19th Fright Nights Horror Film Festival will take place from the 18th to 21st of October, screening at the Hollywood Megaplex PlusCity in Pasching. 
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. Submissions “out of competition” are free of charge.
Competition entries must be submitted by June 25, 2023. The Official Selection will be finalized in July, with the Fright Nights 2023 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.

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Our Horror Awards – The Silver Hand

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

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

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! 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. 

Call for Entries 2022 – Trailer

How to submit


Fill out the form

Fill out the form with all needed informations untill the 25th 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, information about previous screenings, 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 DCPand make sure to additional provide us a MP4-File of your screener. 


Official Selection

Await your notification, that we will be sending out on the 15th of july.


Send us your screener

If you have made it into the Official Selection 2023, send us your screener in DCP format as a download or send it on a USB stick or hard drive to the following address by 30. of August 2023:

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