We want to offer congratulations and THANK YOU to all the outstanding filmmakers who contributed and supported us and audience members and fans who came out to help us make the 2022 Sawdust City Fright Fest a wonderful success! It was two days filled with fun and an opportunity to meet in person and celebrate independent horror. We raised some money for the non-profit, volunteer based TIME Community Theater, we met new people and made new friends. This is exactly what our goal is, to create a safe, friendly environment for fans and creators of indie horror film.
Our post-fest adrenaline rush has us looking at plans and dates for 2023, as well as ways to improve everyone’s experience. So, check back here or on our Facebook page for updates and as always, Support Your Local Filmmakers!
The 2022 Sawdust City Fright Fest will again be held at the historic TIME Community Theater in beautiful downtown Oshkosh, Wi. We are proud to kick the festival off Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 7 pm with the Wisconsin based indie film Rise. Saturday, October 8th, 2022 the SCFF will begin at Noon and screen short and feature length films throughout the day and evening. For the complete line up, visit the SCFF Events page. Ticket prices are $4 each for the Friday and Saturday night feature films only, $10 for just Saturday all day, or $12 for both Friday and Saturday all films.
Advance ticket sales are available for your convenience. Please visit the TIME Community Theater website and you can reserve your preferred seating. Don’t forget to bring cash for extremely reasonable concessions, including soda, popcorn, coffee, and local micro brew beers, vendor booth(s), and some filmmakers may even have swag!
We are pleased to announce that notifications for the official selections for the 2022 Sawdust City Fright Fests have been sent and we are now in the process of collecting the materials we will need for the big event! It has been a privilege to view so many worthy submissions for this year’s festival and we hope to present our audience with a satisfying variety of horror films.
Hello Indie Horror Fans!
We’d like to announce that submissions for the 2022 Sawdust City Fright Fest are opened on FilmFreeway March 7th, 2022 through June 1st, 2022 and we will send notifications for selected films on August 1st. All submissions must be Horror. As the Horror genre is quite broad and touches on so many other genres, there is a lot of leeway. All non-horror submissions will be disqualified. Wisconsin based or connected films are preferred, but non-Wisconsin films are welcome. Please do let us know your films Wisconsin connection if you are submitting as a Wisconsin film.
The Sawdust City Fright Fest is dedicated to building on our love of horror and our years of experience in and around the genre. We want to promote a festival and environment that would primarily benefit independent filmmakers, with emphasis on, but not limited to, Wisconsin Independent Horror Filmmakers, and the theater(s) which support and screen their films.
We are pleased that the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh, WI will again work closely with us for the 2022 Sawdust City Fright Fest which will be the second Saturday in October and we hope to create a safe, horror-loving community for everyone.
Please stay tuned as we continue to evolve into a safe, horror loving community for independent filmmakers and those who support them.
Our first effort as an organization is a one day, curated festival scheduled for Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at the historic Time Community Theater in beautiful downtown Oshkosh, WI. We have a diverse line up of independent horror films ready for your entertainment.
Kicking off the weekend on Friday, October 8th at 7 pm, for those as eager as us for this new festival, is the cult classic, Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966). There is no admission fee for this Friday night feature, but we encourage those attending to enjoy the concessions stand and make a small donation to the Time Community Theater, as they are a non-profit and all of their staff are volunteers.
On Saturday October 9th at 1 pm, we will begin our first of two blocks of carefully selected independent horror short films. We are expecting some filmmakers to be in attendance for a brief Q&A about their film(s) during the intermission between the blocks of shorts. Wrapping up the 2021 SCFF curated fest, will be the direct sequel to our Friday night feature, Manos Returns (2018).
Admission for the full day festival is $10 or $4 if you choose just to come Saturday evening for Manos Returns.
Check back soon for more information about this and future festival details.