Film Festival


Yes!  WHC2012 is having a film festival! 

It will run concurrently with World Horror.  WHC attendees get in free.  Anyone wishing to attend just the film festival can purchase a special membership at the door.

If you DON’T have a WHC membership, you can attend the film festival.


$5 for a feature film/short film group per person

$10 for a one-day pass

Filmmakers and one guest can get into their own film for free.

Here is the film festival schedule for WHC 2012. We will be featuring entries from filmmakers across the U.S. as well as England and Australia, with a special emphasis on locally made (Utah) films. The festival will also serve as the world premiere location for "Down the Road" starring Clint Howard, and "Abraham vs. Zombies" from The Asylum. With the exception of "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" all films will be screened in the Blue Spruce Room:

Film Festival ~ Screening Schedule

Thursday, March 29th

 4:00 p.m. “The Bake Street Haunting” (feature film)

6:00 p.m. “Down the Road” (feature film)


Friday, March 30th

1:00 p.m. “Bite Nite” (feature film)

3:00 p.m. International Horror Shorts, featuring “Alistair,” “On Edge,” “Love Bug,” and “Night of the Little Dead”

4:00 p.m. Viscera Film Festival Shorts, featuring 10 horror films from women filmmakers

5:00 p.m. John Skipp Screening, featuring “Stay at Home Dad” and “Rose: Fetching Danny” with filmmaker Q&A

6:00 p.m. “Ground Zero” (feature film) with filmmaker Q&A


Saturday, March 31st

12:00 p.m. “Disembodied” (short) and “Disembodied 2” (feature film) with filmmaker Q&A.

2:00 p.m. Favorite Shorts, featuring “Skye,” “Seance,” and three films from Killship Productions: “Living With Zombies,” “Ben Whitman Hears Voices,” and “Offing Adolf” with filmmaker Q&A

3:00 p.m. Best of Utah Shorts, featuring “Monstrosity,” “4,” “Capital Punishment,” and “Doppelganger” with filmmaker Q&A

4:30 p.m. “The Jar” (short) with filmmaker Q&A

5:00 p.m. “An Evening with My Comatose Mother” with filmmaker Q&A

6:00 p.m. Best of Utah Shorts 2, featuring the premiere of a zombie music video from Amorous, “Amendment,” “Serum X,” “All Night Laundry,” and “The Brink” with filmmaker Q&A

10:30 p.m. “Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies” (feature film)


Sunday, April 1st

12:00 p.m. Best Feature Film

2:00 p.m. Best Short Films

3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

4:00 p.m. 2012 WHC Film Festival Ends



The contest is for short and feature-length films.

Entry Fees:   

Early deadline: December 1, 2011.  Early submissions are $10.00.

Regular deadline: February 1, 2012.  Regular submissions are $15.00.

Late deadline: March 1, 2012.  Late submissions are $25.00.

All entries must be postmarked by 1 March, 2012.

Fill out the APPLICATION FORM and send it with your film and entry fee.

Send films on a non-returnable DVD (Region 1 encoded) to:

WHC2012 Film Festival

PO Box 521173

Salt Lake City, Utah, 84152-1173