The Bayou City Horror Film Fest is a unique forum for international independent filmmakers to showcase their films in Houston, Texas. All types of Dark genres are accepted: Black/Dark Comedy, Sketch, Mockumentary, Science Fiction, Animation, and of course Horror.

The BCHFF showcases dark genre based films under 30 minutes from all over the world, in HD at the Alamo Drafthouse - Houston, Texas. If you are a filmmaker, looking to screen your film in the horror genre format, then you've found the right place.

Best Director Award
Best Actor Award
Best Actress Award
Best Supporting Actor Award
Best Supporting Actress Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Film Editing Award
Best Original Music Award

Best Horror Film
Best Dark Animated Film Award
Best Dark Comedy Film Award
Best Dark Experimental Film Award
Best Science Fiction Award
Best Dark themed Music Video

Best TEXAS Horror Film Award
Best International Director Award
Best International Horror Film Award
Best Micro Horror Short Film Award
Best Horror Short Film Award

BEST STUDENT Dark Short Film

All films and screenplays are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. Films that are accepted to this festival are expected to provide a download link to their film within 1 week of selection. All films must have an original resolution of 1920x1080 HD. Standard Definition and 720p will not be accepted. All films will be compiled and screened on Blu-Ray DVD. 23.976, 24, 25 & 30 frame rates are all acceptable, but 23.976 is preferred. DCP and 5.1 Surround Sound are not accepted, only stereo files please. Quicktime (.mov) and (.mp4) file formats are preferred.

Each film accepted will have 2 free tickets available for the night that their film screens. All other guests must pay $15.00 each for their tickets. No exceptions.