Cryptshow Festival


Years running: 14 (since 2009)

Cryptshow Festival

International short film festival: fantasy, horror or sci-fi.


Once you have uploaded the film and completed the form you will be registered in the Cryptshow Festival and can apply for the “Circular Saw” prize of 666 euros. Remember to tick the category “Producción Catalana”: if your short film is produced in Catalunya you can register for the Premio TAC awarded by the Federació d'Entitats Cinèfiles Terror Arreu de Catalunya for the best short Catalan horror film of the year.

The short films selected will also automatically be selected for the Madrid Mad Cryptshow Festival 2016 where they will be entered for the Public Prize and participate in Cryptshow Online 2016.


  • “Circular Saw” prize of €666;
  • Official Section Audience Award: a fabulous festival trophy, a mechanical saw made by the Catalan ceramist Marta Martínez i Hortet.


  • The Cryptshow Online Jury Section prize
  • The Cryptshow Online Audience Section 


Films must have been made after January 2020 and pertain to genre of fantasy.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • If you want to register your short our festival you can do it through this link: Filmfreeway
  • A photograph of the short film must be enclosed with the DVD for festival advertising purposes. We would also appreciate a press release.

Selection Media Type: digital video

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: Catalan, Spanish, Galician, English, French or Italian

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



Cryptshow Festival
C/ Santa Maria 71 1

08911 Badalona,

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 01, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 01, 2022
  • Medium term
    March 10, 2022
  • Final term
    March 31, 2022
  • Notifications
    May 28, 2022
  • Event Dates
    24 June — 3 July 2022
Categories & Fees

short films with a running time of less than 25 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $3
  • Medium term — $5
  • Final term — $10

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