The third Annual Halloween International Film Festival, presented by OBX Entertainment and Halloween Daily News, is returning this year to Kill Devil Hills during HalloWeek on the Outer Banks, Oct. 25-27, and film submissions are being accepted until the end of July.
Independent film submissions are currently being accepted online through FilmFreeway (FilmFreeway.com/HalloweenFilmFestival) in either the short film or feature film categories. The final deadline is Tuesday, July 31.
All festival film screenings will once again be shown at R/C Theatres Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills, including Q&A sessions, nightly meet and greets, photo ops on the Orange Carpet, and more events to be announced. The state-of-the-art host venue features a massive 36-foot tall movie screen, stadium seating, full digital projection capabilities, and a complete lineup of refreshments and snacks available.
Discounted oceanfront rooms are available at the official host hotel, the Sea Ranch Resort in Kill Devil Hills, for mentioning the Halloween Film Festival or using the code “HIFF” online when making reservations.
The third festival features three days of independent films from around the world, followed by the fifth Annual Halloween Parade of Costumes on Sunday, Oct. 28. The new location of the parade will be announced in the coming weeks.
The goal of the festival is to build the film industry on the Outer Banks, inspiring the attending filmmakers to bring future productions to the area while giving locally based talents exposure to a wider, like-minded audience, all while celebrating a collective passion for Halloween. It is a networking event for industry professionals and a fan experience unlike any other in the region.
Sponsors of the 2018 festival include the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Gallop Funeral Services, Larry Hobbs, the Outer Banks Sentinel and WOBR Pirate 95.3. For the latest updates on the festival, including discount hotel rooms and screening schedule, visit HalloweenInternationalFilmFestival.com.