When & Where to Submit your Film: Email-in submissions open the Tuesday before each show at 7pm Central. Submissions received prior to 7pm Central will be disqualified. Be mindful of your timezone.


To enter, email us at

The first 15 filmmakers to email us after 7pm Central will compete. No films are prescreened. All 15 spots are typically filled within the first minute of submissions opening. 

What to Email: A link to download your film. WeTransfer, Dropbox, and Vimeo are best. Do not send a youtube link. Ensure downloads are enabled, and if a password is required, include it in your email. We'll let you know if you've made it within 24hrs, and will send followup questions to those accepted. 

**exception: If providing a link is interfering with your ability to email us at 7pm sharp, skip it and email us saying you'd like to submit in order to get your foot in the door. If you make the cut, you can then send the link.

Submission Requirements:

1. 15 minutes or less (no minimum requirement)

2. Your own original work - this means original footage and/or animation only. Re-editing or using excerpts of videos NOT created by you is not allowed. 

3. Official Music Videos Only

4. No Commercials

5. One film / person

6. The same film can only be re-submit if it has been gonged at a previous competition, AND re-worked by the filmmaker. 

The “Gong”:

Audience members will vote "LET it PLAY!" or "GONG it!"on each film when a tiny red square enters the corner of the screen and a link to vote is provided in the chat. If "GONG it!" is the majority, the film will be cut short and we'll move on to introducing the next. Gonged films are disqualified from winning the cash prize, but can be reworked and resubmit to a future competition.

  • Films less than 4 minutes will get the red square at the half way point.

  • Films more than 4 minutes will get the red square at the 3 minute mark.  

How to Win: At the end of the night, each viewer will cast a vote for their favorite film using a link provided in the chat. The winner will then be announced LIVE on AIR. Winners will go on to compete in The Best of The Best of The Year where the prize will be much, much nastier (more details to come).

What's the BIG NASTY Prize: $101.01 fatties. In order to fund BIG NASTY, we need help from people like you, your family, your friends, your coworkers, your neighbors, and strangers. Chip in if you can. All donations up to $101.01 go straight to the winner, anything above and beyond will go towards keeping SCREAM it off SCREEN alive and well. 

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