July 14, 2024

Popcorn Frights Announces Partnership with ALTER!

Popcorn Frights 2019 LogoPopcorn Frights Announces Partnership with Gunpowder & Sky’s Horror Brand ALTER!

Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the largest genre film event in Southeast US, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Gunpowder & Sky’s recently launched horror brand, ALTER. Selected short films presented at the Festival will be eligible for review for distribution on the platform.

Together, Popcorn Frights Film Festival and ALTER seek to discover and develop independent and emerging artists, and to provide a platform for them to showcase their works to a global audience.

Popcorn Frights celebrates its fifth year this August 8-15, 2019 and expects to attract thousands of horror lovers from around the world to its annual week of badass films, events, and parties. The Festival is hosted in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s landmark Savor Cinema, a state-of-the-art theater which was originally built as a Methodist Church in the 1940s.

Submissions for the Popcorn Frights Film Festival are now open for short or feature-length movies. The Festival accepts all entries via Film Freeway. The late deadline for submissions is April 30.

“Expanding our short film program into a competition featuring distribution potential is a great way for Popcorn Frights to both deepen and expand our relationships with the most exciting new talents in independent cinema. Knowing the struggle that all unrepresented filmmakers face to get their short films noticed, our partnership with ALTER will champion the discovery of emerging international voices we have at the Festival,” said Festival Directors Igor Shteyrenberg & Marc Ferman.

About Popcorn Frights Film Festival

Popcorn Frights Film Festival is the largest genre film event in Southeast US and has been named “One of Florida’s Best Film Festivals” by the Sun-Sentinel. It is internationally celebrated as a key platform providing well-deserved exposure for US and international genre films, and for the filmmakers who create them.

Follow the Popcorn Frights Film Festival on Facebook (/popcornfrights), Twitter (@popcornfrights), or Instagram (@popcornfrights) for updates with the latest information about the Festival. Join the conversation using the hashtag #popcornfrights on social media.


ALTER, a division of global content studio Gunpowder & Sky, is a new horror brand for novel stories exploring the human condition through warped perspectives.

Giving voice to emerging, diverse and established filmmakers, ALTER’s owned and operated channel is distributed across YouTube and Facebook where two short films or series are released each week. In addition to curating and distributing award-winning content, ALTER develops unique stories with some of the most innovative minds in the genre through its ALTER Studio projects – which are not bound to a particular platform or format.

Recent releases include the official 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection, Summer of 84, the thriller directed by RKSS (“Turbo Kid”); CAM (in partnership with Blumhouse), winner of Best Screenplay at this year’s Fantasia Festival, which was acquired by Netflix; and Goodnight, Gracie from Stellan Kendrick, one of ALTER’s first exclusive premieres.

Projects currently in development include “50 States of Fear”, in partnership with Executive Producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spiderman) and DIGA Studios (MTV’s Scream). The anthology is the first announced series for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile video startup, Quibi.


I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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