Northwestern Ontario’s Top Horror Film Festival Is Back…
We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual “Terror In The Bay” Film Festival! From October 15th-18th, 2020 we will be showcasing a wide range of films and trailers from around the world – HORROR, THRILLER AND MYSTERY FILMS ARE WHAT WE LOVE!
Our festival is built by filmmakers for filmmakers, and we know the hard work and dedication it takes to make a film of any genre and length. Film festival submission fees can add up very quickly, so we kept our entry fees low.
This 4-day event will take place at the historic Paramount Theatre, which has recently changed it’s name to MapleTops Paramount Theatre, located in the downtown core of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. LAST YEAR WE SCREENED 50 FILMS IN 4 DAYS!
The downtown core and entertainment industry in Thunder Bay has been growing steadily over the past several years, and MapleTops Paramount Theatre is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It has been newly renovated inside, has a full concession stand and hosts several local plays and musicals.
Submit Your Film Today:
Our super Early Bird Deadline for submissions ends on January 31st. Filmfreeway Gold Members receive an additional 25% off! We have kept our fees low for independent filmmakers worldwide + student filmmakers receive a special discount!
We accept films of any budget, length, and production value. Our judges treat every film equally, and will be graded with our utmost honesty, and unbiased view. If your film is picked as an official selection, it will automatically be considered for individual award nominations. Good Luck!
Please Note: Every “Official Selection” (Trailer, Mini Short, Short & Featurette) will be played at our festival and up to 3 (full length feature 60 min+) Official Selections will be played at our festival.
All Official Selections, in every category will be eligible for nominations and awards.
Submit your film today at:
Benefits of Submitting:
Official Selections receive a festival laurel, and will be considered for individual award nominations and awards.
We are IMDb qualified, which means every official nominee and winner will be posted on our IMDb festival page!
Individual award winners will receive an additional laurel and a printable Award Certificate. *The 4 Major award winners (Best Feature, Best Featurette, Best Short and Best Mini Short) will receive a laurel, printable Award Certificate, Customized Statue “MORA” created by sculptor Victor Oriecuia, and complimentary 1 year membership at iPitch.TV
Select nominees will receive a complimentary 3 month membership at iPitch.TV
3rd Annual Nominees and Winners –
MORA Award Winning Filmmakers Melissa Lyons and Edward Lyons –
Awards in the following categories: (Minimum of 3 nominated films) for each “Major Award” Category below:
-BEST FEATURE (MORA Award) – 60 MINS+
-BEST FEATURETTE (MORA Award) – 24-59 MINS
-BEST SHORT (MORA Award) – 10-23 MINS
-BEST MINI SHORT (MORA Award) – UNDER 10 MINS
-BEST FILM POSTER *NEW!
-BEST TITLE SEQUENCE *NEW!
-BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
-BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
“TERROR IN THE BAY FILM FESTIVAL gets a very POSITIVE REVIEW for filmmaker friendliness. Submit to this festival and you will get a square shot.” – Justin Bowler (themovieguys.net)
“Terror In The Bay ROCKS. For those who really appreciate the genre, THIS festival is totally worth it. Thank you for screening our ‘Willa’!
“Very attentive organizers who you can tell really love putting together a great horror event!”
“I absolutely love how Terror In The Bay Film Festival ran their latest Film Festival here. And it was a great opportunity to be apart of this Film Festival!”
Deadlines and Dates:
Super Earlybird: Jan. 31, 2020
Earlybird: March 31, 2020
Regular: May 31, 2020
Late: July 31, 2020
Extended: Sept. 10, 2020
Notification: Sept 21, 2020
Event: Oct. 15-18, 2020
Complete submission info can be found at:
For more information about the festival, please visit: