2013 Sacramento Horror Film Festival

Lack of sponsor support and grants has lead us to ask for support from our fellow patrons of the festival.
Tim Meunier
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sacramento, California
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A genre of film about death and the exploration of death inspired me to live and to dedicate my life and talents to promote the grim, macabre, and wickedly dark filmmakers who contribute to this genre.

My name is Tim Meunier and I am the festival director and founder of the Sacramento Horror Film Festival and Amber's Sweets Theatre Troupe.

Since 2007, I have worked extremely hard to bring the absolute best variety of  independent horror cinema to the city of Sacramento.  The festival has made great strives with the help of our generous sponsors in the past.  Unfortunately, the current economic situation in the country and state has caused the flood of cash sponsors to become less than a trickle.  In fact, sponsorship has completely dried up for us.  As of this current posting we have acquired absolutely no cash sponsorships for the 2013 season.

This festival is my contribution to the art form that directed my life towards a more positive direction in 2007.   Outside of working a full time job I've dedicated 100% of my time into giving filmmakers a quality platform in which to exhibit their cinematic talents.  I work equally as hard to connect filmmakers with potential distributors so that others outside of the festival theater walls can be witness to their talents as well.

Parallel is the respect we offer to our loyal patrons who support us year after year.  I do my best in booking music and performance art talent to entertain patrons in between film segments.  One of our most popular draws, the Zombie Beauty Pageant, empowers our guests to use their creativity and transform themselves into one of horror cinema's biggest contemporary icon - the Zombie.  Audience member's become the star of our show for an evening whilst competing with one another for the Zombie Beauty crown. 

Every filmmaker, patron, performer, and staff member is valued.  We commit ourselves to excellence and to continue and improve on our show we need your help.

A recent survey of 523 film festival directors, including myself, reveals the financial plight we all undergo in recent times.

* Under 15% of film festivals’ income comes from submission fees
* 14% of festivals regard their funding situation as “great” or better

We are reaching out to our many supporters, fans, sponsors and benefactors (known and unknown) this season in hopes that they can help us to  increase our educational aspects (seminars and workshops for both  aspiring and professional filmmakers and screenwriters), secure additional guests, performers, speakers, and increase our advertising reach.

This year's festival is scheduled for October 11th - 13th 2013.

Horror for us at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival is more than blood splattered celluloid.  Horror is art, entertainment, and a culture.  More importantly it provides joy.  Please help us to continue our efforts for everyone to enjoy.  Select a perk from the right and understand that your contribution to the 2013 Sacramento Horror Film Festival will be greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.  Thank you.


-Tim Meunier  /Festival Director/ Founder/ The Sacramento Horror Film Festival

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  • $5USD

    It's our mantra, attitude, and lifestyle. We appreciate your support. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

    1 claimed
  • $12USD

    See your name listed as a supporter on our official website.

    6 claimed
  • $35USD

    Your name listed as a supporter on our website and listed on the big screen throughout the 2013 festival. You will also receive (1) 3 Day Festival Pass to the event.

    5 out of 550 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $75USD

    Your name on our official website, on the big screen, a facebook shout out, a twitter shout out, and your name print as a valued HORROR ADDICT supporter in our 2013 event program! Take (2) 3 Day Festival passes as well!

    2 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD

    Everything included in the HORROR ADDICT perk PLUS a Sacramento Horror Film Festival LIMITED EDITION t-shirt as well as your name announced on stage by our festival host as one of our major sponsors!

    1 out of 24 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $250USD

    Your contribution is the light in our graveyard. Included is everything in the SUPERNATURAL SUPPORTER package as well as a limited edition 2013 festival hoodie and a custom treat basket full of your favorite theater refreshments (your choice of soft drinks, candy, popcorn, or heathy options!). Also a special goodie bag full of haunted house tickets, dvds, collectibles, and more!

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  • $500USD

    Who is Slashy? Our adorable chainsaw wielding mascot and filmmaker award model of course! This perk comes with everything in the GRAVEKEEPER supporter package as well as a one of a kind chainsaw autographed and signed by the 2013 Sacramento Horror Film Festival Staff, Hosts, Special Guests, Performers, and as many in attendance filmmakers as possible.

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  • $1,000USD

    Receive everything in SLASHY'S CHAINSAW as well as life time access to all SHFF, Amber's Sweets, Music By Dark, and BBHFF events for you and a friend.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
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