St. Albans is Northwestern VT’s home for horror every October.

Northwest Access Television presents Northwest Nightmares, a short film festival and competition where local teams compete for gory glory & terrific prizes.

Qualifying films submitted to Northwest Nightmares will premier on the big screen at the Welden Theater in St. Albans on October 26th. Films will be judged in multiple categories to win killer prizes and major bragging rights!

Registration starts on September 15th and films must be submitted by October 15th, 2015 – don’t miss out!
Registration is now open!

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Important Dates

September 15th

Registration Opens – $25 Per Team
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October 1st

Early Registration Extended – $25 Per Team
Registration Cost Increase – $50 Per Team
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October 15th

Registration Closes & Submission Deadline at 11:59pm
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October 26th

Public Screening at the Welden Theater
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Register Now!

Registration for the 2015 Northwest Nightmares film festival is now closed.

Thank you to all the teams that registered for the 2015 Northwest Nightmares Film Festival. Check out all the films on October 26th at the Welden Theater — we’ll see you all again next year!

Be sure to read all the rules and download and fill out all applicable forms before submitting your film.
Rules Forms

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the team representative have to be of a certain age?

Yes. Team leaders need to be at least 13 years old. Teams may have younger members, but they may not act as a team leader. Also, all participants under 18 years old must have parental permission to participate.

Does our entire team have to be assembled at registration, or can members be added as time goes on?

You are only required to have a team leader at time of registration. Additional members can be added at any point before the submission deadline. You will need to provide a final cast and crew roster with your film, and each member will need to have filled out and signed a release form for their participation.

Does the film have to strictly be scary, or can it be a horror hybrid genre (comedic horror, for example)?

We welcome all horror hybrid genres as submissions. However, be aware that the judges will be judging the films as horror movies, so the horror portion should be prominent in your submission.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at info@nwnightmares.com

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Previous Years

Check out video submissions from the 2013 and 2014 festival:

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