Be a part of our Halloween Video Festival!

During the month of October, create an original Halloween-themed or horror short film (2-5 minutes) - it could be creepy, scary, spooky or funny, but please keep it PG-13 (for the kids!).
Any style of filmmaking may be utilized - live action, music video, puppets, stop motion, animation, found footage, experimental, etc.
The goal is to have fun, do something creative, and share your work with the community!
Film with your own equipment, mobile device, or borrow audio/video equipment from Easthampton Media.
Open to all who live, work, or attend school in Easthampton/Southampton - we encourage all ages and skill levels to participate.

Submissions are due Wednesday October 28th.
The Halloween Video Festival takes place on Friday October 30th at 6pm via Zoom, on Easthampton/Southampton TV Channel 191, Facebook, and YouTube.
After the screening, participants on Zoom will have a chance to share their thoughts and ask questions.
Due to COVID-19, we encourage participants to utilize members within your household or social pod to create your movie.

Sign-up to participate: Please fill out this quick form

Create an original Halloween-themed or horror short film
Approximately 2-5 minutes in length
Content must be PG-13 - this is an all-ages Film Festival. Easthampton Media reserves the right to reject a submission if it is inappropriate.
Video file should be .mp4 or .mov - recommended resolution is 1920×1080 and frame rate of 30fps.
No copyrighted images or sounds. There are a plethora of Copyright-free or Creative Commons Music/Sound FX available on the Internet. Your original Music and Sound Effects are encouraged too!

Deadline to submit:
Sunday October 25th by 11:59pm.

How to Submit your video:
Name your video file with your First and Last Name and Movie Title
Upload to us here, or email a link to download to

Screening Date:
Friday October 30th at 6pm - simulcast on Zoom, Easthampton/Southampton TV Channel 191, Easthampton Media Facebook, and YouTube. Participants are encouraged to join on Zoom to be able to interact.


Resources for participants:
Free equipment borrowing with Easthampton Media Membership - more info here.
Free Digital Storytelling Workshop for Members of Easthampton Media on Friday October 9th at 1pm - more info here.
Free video editing software options - iMovie (Mac), WeVideo (Chromebook, Windows, Mac, and mobile), DaVinci Resolve (Windows and Mac)
Copyright-free or Creative Commons Music/Sound FX -
Please contact us if you need assistance!

If you need some inspiration, pick a genre prompt:
Psychological thriller