Horror freaks & evildoers, come out, come out, wherever you are!

The Demonic Brilliance Film Festival (DBFF) is an international horror film festival brought to you by Creeker Films and Steam Powered Studios. As horror filmmakers ourselves, we strive to highlight the best horror films and the people who make them!

We love all things horror, from splatter to slasher, especially films that challenge expectations. We want films that take no prisoners and go all in! If it's a splatter film, we want blood, guts and body fluids! If it's a supernatural story we want spooky atmosphere and amazing production value!

Basically, we’re looking for horror films that kick ass!

We welcome filmmakers’ who understand the importance of good acting, stellar lighting, cinematography and detailed production design and we love to see horror films that make you think and carry themselves with intelligence.

Unlike most film festivals who snub horror films when it comes to award eligibility, we aim to celebrate greatness in the horror genre and give out awards in all major categories.

Does your film have what it takes to be awarded the Best Film trophy at the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival?

Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


"One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason."

We donate 100% of submission fees and ticket sales to charities.

Awards will be given out (if applicable) in all major categories including:

Best Actor
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
Best Screenplay
Best Supporting Actor
Best Sound Design
Best Music Score
Best Effects
Best Makeup
Best Costume Design
Best Picture Editing
Best Film

Submit via FilmFreeway.

All horror sub-genres welcomed.

There is no specific time limits

There is no set completion date required & it doesn't matter if your film is already online.

For non-English films, subtitles are preferred but we will show your film as you want it!

Submission fees are non-refundable.

We do not pay screening fees.

By submitting, you grant DBFF the right to use your film/image for promotion of the festival.

When submitting please include full crew & cast lists, address, email, posters, stills, headshots and bios. We want to promote you!

There is no limit to the number of films one person can submit.

Online, HD links are the preferred method to download films.

Filmmakers must have the rights to all images and music in their film.

Overall Rating
  • Just awesome! It was my first festival to be an official selection which was an honor. Thanks.

    November 2022
  • Calum Smith

    Really friendly, low-key, laid-back festival in a quiet, friendly town. Not in any way a big "industry event," but tons of fun and very worthwhile.

    October 2022
  • Amazing and very interesting festival, great staff, kind and very helpful with great organization. It was a real pleasure to participate in official selection. Thank you very much

    October 2022
  • Thank you guys! Competing with the Foo Fighters hadn't been easy but we took home a prize anyway! See you next year with my new movie, (at least I hope so!)

    September 2022
  • Dixie Gers

    I absolutely loved this film festival. I was not able to attend, but they promote it so well. And are very responsive to anything you need. But they also have social media viewers inside peaks of the festival which I thought was fantastic. And it’s all for a good cause! 100% would submit again!

    September 2022