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Please stand by while we select the best films to add to our lineup for 2020.
This is the 5th year for the Sick Chick's Film Festival! We accept short and feature films in one of the following genres: Horror, Sci Fi or Fantasy. Our emphasis is female filmmakers so we do require that at least one of the primary creative roles is filled by a woman (writer, director, cinematographer/director of photography). We will be showcasing work by some of the best indie filmmakers from NC and around the world.
For the second year we will once again be allowing filmmakers in attendance to Pitch Their Project to the audience for a cash prize. The audience will vote on which project gets funded.
Awards & Prizes
Best Director - Trophy
Best Sick Chick Flick - Trophy
Best Female Lead - Trophy
Best Male Lead - Trophy
Best Effects - Trophy
Best Writing - Trophy
Best Cinematography - Trophy
Feature Film Showcase: Best Feature Film - Trophy
More Awards may be announced
Rules & Terms
All Short films must be under 21 minutes. All features must be at least 50min. We accept online screeners and digital downloads only. They must be in one of the following genres: Horror, Sci Fi or Fantasy.
We do accept films from all genders but because our emphasis is on supporting women in film we do require that at least one of the following primary creative roles is filled by a woman (writer, director, cinematographer/director of photography).
Films in the Best Sick Chick Flick Category must have a woman in at least three of the primary production roles one of which must be director. The others can be writer, cinematographer/director of photography, female lead, producer, specialfx, editor. The more women you have on your production team, the better your chances are of winning this award.
November 1, 2019 - Opening Date
January 1, 2020 - Early Deadline
March 1, 2020 - Regular Deadline
May 1, 2020 - Late Deadline
June 15, 2020 - Extended Deadline
July 1, 2020 - Notification Date
October 3 – 4, 2020 - Event Date