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16th Fantastic Festival

Austin, United States, September 23 to 30, 2021


(Features and shorts)


The Fantastic Fest is currently accepting entries for its 2021 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeway.

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes (varies according to the date of submission)


  • Open to horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action feature and short films.
  • Feature films must be +70 minutes. Shorts must be 30 minutes or less.
  • Films must not have screened in Texas or online.
  • Non-English-language films must be subtitled in English.



Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the US, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action from all around the world. The festival is dedicated to championing thought-provoking cinema, celebrating new voices from around the world and supporting new filmmakers. It has become a reference for genre films, attracting media outlets and buyers.  *The festival is planning towards a physical event, provided it feels it can execute the fest safely.

Refer to the festival’s website for detailed information and submission deadlines.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection to this festival and may assist through the International Promotion Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890