We love horror and we're very excited to watch your films!
The Dark Scream Film Festival (DSFF) is an international festival seeking for the best horror films.
The Selected films will be recognized and awarded in various categories.
DSFF has made a point to keep our entry free as to give everyone the chance to enter, and we offer number of award categories!
DSFF's panel of judges is set in different parts of the world and comes with a variety of horror film expertise.
Your drive, your vision and the often seemingly insurmountable challenges that you face bringing your ideas to life are what makes us proud to champion your films and bring them in front of a highly appreciative audience.
Submit your film to us today and let us help and support you to gain true recognition and become a celebrated winner of the Dark Scream Film Festival.
We're very excited to see your creations!

Best Horror Film
Best Horror Student Film
Best Thriller Film
Best Student Thriller Film
Best Animation (Horror/Thriller) Film
Best Documentary (Horror/Thriller Film)
Best Music Video
Best Dark Scream Director
Best Dark Scream Female Director
Best Dark Scream Screenwriter
Best Dark Scream Editor
Best Dark Scream Cinematographer
Best Dark Scream Producer
Best Dark Scream Production Design
Best Dark Scream VFX
Best Dark Scream Music
Best Dark Scream Sound Design
Best Dark Scream Actor (Male)
Best Dark Scream Actress (Female)
Best Dark Scream Supporting Actor (Male/Female)
Special Jury's Choice Award
Special Festival's Choice Award
Best Screenplay
Best Runner-up Screenplay

Submission will be accepted through the film festival platform FilmFreeway.​

We do not mind if your film has already been published online. ​

The film has to be in English or have English subtitles.​

The submitter allows submitting only one film.​

The film maximum has a 20-minute length, including intro and final credits. ​

All submissions are final. No refunds are provided.​

Selected films will require HD format of the film on festival demand for screening purposes in the event through Dropbox or WeTransfer.​

We don't Endorse any Human or Animal Cruelty. So be aware while submitting the film. ​

The submitter owns all the copyrights, including music rights. The violation of copyrights will lead to disqualify the film​

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 promotional material (online and printed).​

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.​

No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non-selected films. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.​

By Submitting the Film submitter will be agreed with all the rules and regulations of the Dark Scream Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Yolanda Belvis

    Fantástico, buena información. Muchísimas gracias por el reconocimiento a Latir Amargo 🥰❤️. Mucha suerte en futuros Festivales

    November 2022
  • Piero Cannata

    Wonderful festival! Thank you very much for the award. See you soon!

    November 2022
  • It is a great honor to have been awarded by the festival. I congratulate the festival and wish it success and long life.

    November 2022
  • Tito Fernandes

    Brilliant festival. Thanks for the awesome ride and for the awards. See you guys again soon.

    November 2022