2022 Frenzy-Fest announces international call for entries

The internationally recognized psychological film festival Frenzy-Fest has opened its call for 2022 and will be making its competition accessible to artists of all nationalities.

Frenzy-Festival this year includes two categories for short films: Filmmaker (Short Film) and Screenwriter (Scripts).

The festival will select up to three (3) scripts for the Screenwriters competition and up to six (6) short films for the Filmmakers competition in their 2022 selection. Scripts and short films can be submitted in English or Spanish as well as in any other language (Short films that are not in English or Spanish must have subtitles). The scripts of the selected Screenwriter category will be produced by BIP, turning them into a final cut short film.

FRENZY-FESTIVAL focuses on the social and psychological vulnerabilities of people and communities in general. Every short film and script must revolve around a “frenzy” type episode, a phase in which excitement seems to lead us to unconsciousness, and that can become negative when control is lost, or behavior transgresses what society considers “normal” (Frenzy episodes are a form of mental agitation, violent excitement, emotional breakdown, delirium and/or rage). The central theme of all plays and short films submitted to the Frenzy Fest this year should cover the human mind and frenzy episodes.

Each short film may present social issues that can touch on topics including drug-addition, rape, domestic-violence, immigration-issues, LGBT-relationships, catastrophic illnesses, suicide, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD disorders, bipolarity, and social problems such as poverty or war that lead to individuals suffering from frenzy like episodes, extending the festival submission criteria to a wide audience since all individuals, whether directly or indirectly, have had to face some of these types of situations. The genres are also open in this year’s competition (drama, comedy, mystery thriller for example).

The 2022 Frenzy-Fest is set to take place in November with live presentations at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 in New York and will also be exhibited online. For more information and those interested, submissions can be made via the official website’s online application.

Festival entries

Entrants that wish to enter this year’s contest can:

  • Visit the website, download and fill out the application and send their entry by email to: with the required attachments.
  • Select, in the application, the category or categories to enter.
  • Arrange online payment of the festival entry fee: The Frenzy Fest entry fee is $35.00 for each application.
  • Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are also eligible to enter the contest; however, entry fees will also be paid in U.S. dollars.

2022 Frenzy-Fest deadline

  • All scripts (Screenwriter) submissions must be received by July 31, 2022
  • All short film (Filmmaker) submissions must be received by September 30, 2022

Prizes for official selection

  • The Frenzy Short Film Festival Statuette: A unique piece of art made by the sculptress Olivia Beens.
  • The selected scripts will get their screenplay turned into a short film including a final cut version. (Complete production: professional studio space, director, gaffer, sound, photography, actors, equipment, post production including editorial, sound mixing, color grading and digital final mastering).
  • The best cinematographic works will receive monetary compensation.
  • Additional prizes to be announced.

To learn more, filmmakers can access the Frenzy-Fest website for additional details.

FIN Staff

Film Industry Network News Desk


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