Fear Fete, the country’s premiere film festival for showcasing indie horror flicks, has announced a groundbreaking partnership with film distributor Midnight Releasing (http://midnightreleasing.com). The deal makes the company Fear Fete’s exclusive Distribution Partner for feature film submissions.
With expansive work in North America, Midnight Releasing has promoted and released dozens of independent horror and thriller films into the DVD and VOD markets.
“We’re very pleased to announce this partnership. The involvement of Midnight Releasing with Fear Fete gives our indie filmmakers the opportunity to have their films acquired and distributed by an outstanding company that specializes in the horror genre,” stated Fear Fete Executive Director Derek Morris.
The company’s involvement with the festival means all feature length submissions will be reviewed for possible acquisition/distribution deals in at least the VOD format (Cable and Internet VOD). In addition to that, the winner of Fear Fete’s Best Feature Film award will be entitled to a full-service distribution offer that includes a North American DVD and VOD release, along with International Sales.
“Midnight Releasing is excited to team up with Fear Fete and offer distribution consideration to the festival’s top films. As a distributor we’re always seeking quality films to release, and with this arrangement we get to see the best of the best from indie filmmakers who might not otherwise know about us or how to get their film distributed,” stated Reese Lester, Media & Technology Director at Midnight Releasing. “We’re also excited to help promote and grow Fear Fete to become a staple festival for horror filmmakers.”
Just some of the films Midnight Releasing has worked with include The Afflicted (psychological thriller that won Best Feature Film at the 2012 Fear Fete Horror Film Festival), Alabama-based slasher Hayride, comedy/horror mashup All American Zombie Drugs and many more.
Now in its third year, the 2013 Fear Fete Horror Film Festival will be held October 18th through 20th in D’Iberville, Mississippi at The Grand 18 theatre. For more information, please visit: http://www.fearfete.com/