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! We offer a high number of award categories, along with an option to have your film reviewed by our judges.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENT!! 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?!

More news! We're excited to announce our partnership with The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge, nonprofit international filmmaking contest which celebrity judges decide the Top 20, share their personal Top 5 picks, and award films in a variety of categories. Submit your fifteen second scares to 15secondhorror.ca

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

* Please include a Press Kit, if possible, when sending in your submissions *

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

Bloody Session: Summer
Deadly Session: Winter

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

We accept the following categories:
Features, shorts, documentaries, 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.

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.

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  • Love the idea of a Horrifyingly Fun festival!

    June 2018
  • Michael Fausti

    Great Festival. Good communication. No complaints!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Michael :)

  • Amazing festival! Thank you so much for the Best Short film award!
    Will try to attend if you select me next time. Keep up the good work!

    January 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mark, we enjoyed your film!

  • Gergo Elekes

    Great festival, glad to have been part of it.

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you kindly, Gergo!

  • Delraj Takher

    Glad they opened it up for the 15 second horror entries. Especially as I am a semi finalist.

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you kindly, Delraj!