We love horror and we're very excited to watch your films!

The Bloody Horror International Film Festival (BHIFF) is an international festival seeking the best in indie horror (both amateur and professional).

The festival is set up in two yearly sessions. Selected films will be recognized and awarded in various categories.

BHIFF has made a point to keep our entry fees low as to give everyone the chance to enter, and we offer a high number of award categories!

BHIFF is headquartered in Canada, but its panel of judges is set in different parts of the world and comes with a variety of horror film expertise.

BHIFF is very happy to share some exciting news with you!
We have partnered up with the nice folks over at B-Movie TV! B-Movie TV is a Live TV Channel that is available via Roku Box. B-Movies 24/7!

Every film that wins BHIFF's Baddest B-Movie award will be exclusively screened LIVE on B-Movie TV's channel! How cool is that?!

Lots more exciting stuff coming soon!

As usual, we're very excited to see your creations!

The following awards will be given for each session (if applicable):

Best feature
Best short
best 15 second horror
Best trailer
Best Halloween film/Best Campy film
Best web series
Best animated film
Best B-Movie
Best Campy film
*NEW* Best Sci-Fi Horror

Other categories may be created if applicable or needed.

The Bloody Horror International Film Festival (BHIFF) runs in 2 yearly sessions.

Bloody Session: Winter-Spring
Deadly Session: Summer-Fall

* Please include a PRESS KIT, if possible, when sending in your submissions *

We accept the following categories:
Features, shorts, animations, web series, trailers and 15 second short scares.

Online submission will be accepted through film festival platform FilmFreeway. We do not mind if your film has already been published online or not, but project completion must be dated no more than 3 years old. Language should be in English, otherwise it must contain English subtitles or be dubbed in English.

We prefer online submissions (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). But we will accept hardcopies in some cases. These must be a digital copy on DVD (minimum 1920×1080). Please contact us for mail submissions.

All submissions are final. No refunds are provided.

We reserve full rights to use your name, film and film clips, posters or any other information for publicity and display on our website, Facebook page and all other promotion material (online and printed).

Please note: no REAL people or animal cruelty will be accepted. Any such material will be immediately dismissed and reported to proper authorities.

By submitting your film you agree that you own the rights to it and are responsible for the content. By submitting you are granting BHIFF the right to use the name, synopsis and artwork of your film on our website and Facebook page, as well as any promotional material we may create (pamphlets, posters, etc).

No refunds will be given whether your film is or isn't selected for the festival or screenings. Any hard copy of your film and promotional material will not be returned.

Overall Rating
  • Tanya Wheeler

    Our cast and crew were so excited to be selected by Bloody Horror International Film Festival and even more excited to receive and Honorable Mention for our little short film. As a self-funded directorial debut, it was amazing to have so many cast and crew come on board to make this film. I am thankful for the encouragement this award has given me to keep directing as well as writing and producing. This past weekend, I wrapped my next short film. Thank you to Bloody Horror International Film Festival for your faith in our film. :)

    January 2023
  • Overall a very good experience. The team at BHIFF dealt with some issues with their FB being hacked, so the announcements were delayed and their communication around this was great! Regretfully my film was only an honorable mention, but I will definitely will submit again. I didn't attend in person so I can't really speak to the quality of the screening event, hospitality or networking opportunities at the festival itself, so I can't really provide a star rating. All that said, I would definitely recommend.

    January 2023
  • Thank you for the wonderful experience I had at your festival and thank you for taking my film "Where is Daisy" as an Award Winner )

    January 2023
  • It was an honor to have my film selected. Thanks!

    November 2022
  • Pedro Jaen R.

    good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.

    October 2022