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Stephen Stull , festival director  Photo by Eric Sutton

Stephen Stull, festival director
Photo by Eric Sutton

Sick ’n’ Wrong is Orlando’s most aggressively bizarre film festival. Sick ’n’ Wrong’s mission is to showcase the weirdest, most unsettling, most defiantly uncategorizable independent films being made. All forms and genres are accepted: shorts, features, horror, comedy, documentary, music videos — anything goes so long as the audience walks away thinking, “WTF did I just watch?!”

 Submit Your Film!

From day one, Sick ’n’ Wrong has exclusively accepted submissions via FilmFreeway. They were the first to the mic with online screeners, and their submission tracking makes everyone’s lives easier. Plus, now that the other guys (who shall remain nameless) are throwing in the towel, FF is pretty much de rigueur for independent filmmakers.

Why don’t you jump on the team and come on in for the big win?

Submissions are open right now!

The Sickies!

Each year, Sick ’n’ Wrong hands out the coveted custom “Sickie” awards in twelve SnW-specific categories:

The Sickie awards  Photo by David R. Martinez

The Sickie awards
Photo by David R. Martinez

  • Audience Favorite — voted on in real time by the attendees

  • Festival Director’s Award — for a stand-out voice in weird filmmaking

  • Sickest — for the most nauseating visuals

  • Wrongest — for the most morally aberrant story content

  • Weirdest Boner Award — for the most uncomfortably sexy scene

  • Bad Trip Award — for the trippiest animation

  • Earworm Award — for the best music

  • Bloody Keyboard Award — for the best writing

  • Giggling-at-the-Funeral Award — for the most inappropriate laughter

  • Splash Zone Award — for the best practical effects

  • Mink Stole Award — for the best performance

  • The Golden Tentacle — for the best overall movie

Winners!

Artturi Olavi Rostén and Aku Salminen, director and writer of The Defiler, brandish their Best Special Effects Sickie  Photo by David R. Martinez

Artturi Olavi Rostén and Aku Salminen, director and writer of The Defiler, brandish their Best Special Effects Sickie
Photo by David R. Martinez

2018

Best Movie
Mother Fucker (dir. Nicholas Payne Santos)

Best Story
Schwartzy (dir. Aleks Vujosevic)

Best Performance
Walter (dir. Patrick Hodgson)

Best Music
The Bloody Ballad of Squirt Reynolds (dir. Anthony Cousins)

Best Special Effects
The Defiler (dir. Artturi Olavi Rostén)

Scariest
Sexy Dead Boys (dir. Matthew Johannes)

Funniest
Lieutenant Jangles (dir. Nicolas Champeaux)

Sickest
It’s Not Custard (dir. Kate McCoid)

Wrongest
Piety (dir. Naya)

Audience Favorite
Twilight of Dreams: Ep. 01 “Zombie Jesus Vampire Hunter” (dir. Gustavo Aviles)

Festival Director’s Award
Lovesick (dir. Cassandra Sechler)

2017

Best Movie
The Call of Charlie (dir. Nick Spooner)

Best Story
Suicide Hotline (dir. Philip Clyde-Smith)

Best Performance
The Contract (dir. CHRZU Lindström)

Best Music
MEOW (dir. Chris Jopp)

Best Special Effects
Trans* (dir. Artturi Olavi Rostén)

Scariest
In My Room (dir. Michael Trainotti)

Funniest
Born Again (dir. Jason Tostevin)

Sickest
Picking a Winner (dir. Nick Helfers)

Wrongest
Bun in the Oven (dir. Jono Freedrix)

Audience Favorite
Lenny’s Laundry (dir. Doug Duke)

Festival Director’s Award
byefurnow (dir. Michael Elliott Dennis)

2016

Best Movie
The Flesh of My Lovers (dir. Joshua Giuliano)

Best Story
The Flesh of My Lovers (dir. Joshua Giuliano)

Best Performance
Burp (dir. Benjamin L. Gill)

Best Music
Black Jeans Whoa (dir. Bob Rose, Michael C. Stettes)

Best Special Effects
When Susurrus Stirs (dir. Anthony Cousins)

Scariest
Megrím (dir. Stuart Valberg)

Funniest
The Human-Banana from Outer Space (dir. Joshua DiGangi)

Sickest
When Susurrus Stirs (dir. Anthony Cousins)

Wrongest
Gwilliam (dir. Brian Lonano)

Audience Favorite
Burp (dir. Benjamin L. Gill)