Be afraid. Be very afraid…the most terrifying stories ever put to film are coming to Cleveland for our first annual ScreamFest October 1st – 3rd, 2021. We’re on a quest to find the most scary, gory, and outright terrifying films from all around the world. We’ll showcase these films up on the big screen at Atlas Cinemas in Shaker Square, and throw in some great parties networking events, horror merchandise, and more.

Films will be judged by a panel of film professionals and horror fanatics and include Best Film, Best Short Film, Best Story, Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Directing, Best Sound Design, Best Musical Score, Best Ensemble Acting, Best Acting (male and female), Best Practical Effects, Best CGI Effects, Best Young Director, Best Director of Color, Best Female Director, and more.

All films must be horror (we do want to scare people). Filmmakers must own or have licensed the rights to music, characters, stories, and any other elements that are part of the film.