Carnival of Darkness
The Haunted Pamlico Film Fest
welcome to a unique Halloween experience. Part celebration, part offshoot of a haunted attraction, and part networking opportunity for fans and filmmakers, Carnival of Darkness: The Haunted Pamlico Film Festival is a singular horror experience.
This is the official information page of Carnival of Darkness. The festival runs from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Oct. 8, 2020, at Golden Ticket Cinema 7 in Washington, N.C.; and again Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. until the evening hours at Raised in a Barn Farm, 2100 N.C. Highway 33 Chocowinity.
If you’re interested in submitting a film to this festival, please visit our page on FilmFreeway.com. You may also look for festival updates on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram platforms. The submission period opens May 1 and closes Aug. 1. We charge a small submission fee to help cover our costs, and some rules apply. If you’re a filmmaker, this is your chance to win top honors and/or see your work become a featured selection in this inaugural event. If you have further questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carnival of Darkness runs in conjunction with Nights of Fright, the haunted attraction that takes over Raised in a Barn Farm every October. Nights of Fright draws thousands of people to Beaufort County, and it’s possible that many of these thrill-seekers will see your film during their visit.
The festival is multi-faceted, featuring costumed actors, a question-and-answer panel made up of film-industry professionals, and much besides. We're scheduling special guests, and planning film premieres for this year's festival. Also on hand will be writers, directors and educators specializing in film, including members of Haunted Pamlico. Look for more guest announcements on our social-media pages.
Haunted Pamlico is a Halloween-centered, developing nonprofit based in Washington, N.C. With our parent organization, Alternative Stage, and other nonprofits taking the lead on projects with which we were involved, we helped raise approximately $20,000 for charity in 2018. Our short films have been featured in festivals from Canada to eastern North Carolina. We’re making a contribution to our community through our partnerships with Beaufort County haunted attractions Nights of Fright and Monsters on Main. Come, haunt with us, and be part of a fast-growing festival that promises to be a startling ride.
Your frightful hosts,
S. Kruger, Justin Casey and Mandie Sosebee Boahn