Read the rules and submit your film!



Deadline is September 13th!


Picture Show Panic does not own your submitted work. Picture Show Panic will never hold any rights to your film. We don't want it, nor do we deserve it. We will respect your rights as filmmakers. Take your film to a thousand film festivals, use your film to advertise on a million Youtube channels and get that Hollywood deal. Picture Show Panic will wish you the best. We just want to use your film in our humble film festival.


Films must not exceed 10 minutes long with all credits included. We do accept unrated pieces, but please refrain from blatant pornography and racist material.


Submitting your work to Picture Show Panic will allow the use of your film (if chosen) to be added together with the other winning entries to create one feature-length presentation that will be shown ONLY at the festival on October 19th, 2019.  The shorts will be melded together in an "anthology" style film. All credits will remain. We will not edit your feature in any way. We will, however, have a minor transition between films yet to be determined. The “anthology” will ONLY BE SHOWN AT THE FESTIVAL. It will NOT be sold or made available anywhere online.


Submitting your work will allow Picture Show Panic to use your film in advertising purposes across any and all media channels picture show panic deems appropriate. We will advertise heavily via social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc). We will also link to whichever social media channels you supply.  Submitting your work and participating, if chosen grants picture show panic permission to interview you on audio and video for promotional purposes and documentary purposes. This being our first year, we will be documenting this event heavily. We would love the opportunity to include you in this process.


Picture Show Panic will provide no compensation to use your creative work. Picture Show Panic will not reimburse for travel and expenses associated with attending this festival. We will, however, award one filmmaker a cool trophy to display. And if you are super really into laurels, we can also provide "official Picture Show Panic" Laurels for your use.


Submitting your work to Picture Show Panic means you own all rights to the content featured and used in your production. That means all the effects, music, video is yours and yours alone. We would prefer not to police the content. If you are using music or video assets and they don’t belong to you, simply provide releases to Picture Show Panic. If your film is selected we will then send you the appropriate release forms.


Films MUST be less than 10 MINUTES in length. Anything over 10 minutes will be automatically rejected even if it was directed by John Carpenter himself….Well….


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