Presented by Creeker Films and Steam Powered Studios, the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival (DBFF) is a three-day celebration of horror, showcasing some of the most sinister horror films from around the world 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!

At DBFF we welcome filmmakers’ who understand the importance of good acting, stellar lighting, cinematography and detailed production design.

We are huge fans of horror films like The Babadook, It Follows, and The VVitch. We'd love to see horror shorts that make you think and carry themselves with intelligence.

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

NEW FOR 2021
In addition to our online shorts program we will be live screenng feature films in our home city of Fredericton NB!

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
Best 15 Second Film

Submit via FilmFreeway.

All horror sub-genres welcomed.

There is no specific time limit but films must be considered SHORT films.

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
  • Piero Cannata

    Great festival, with an excellent selection of shorts. Thanks for the award for the Best Screenplay. See you soon!

    November 2021
  • Mattias Königsson

    Very good festival on all accounts.

    October 2021
  • Lefthand Girls

    there are no better people to go bump in the night with...

    October 2021
  • Lee Dae-Han here and i'm a Producer, director of THE WAREHOUSE.
    It is an honor to be part of great film festival.
    Communication was great and i can feel judges have a lot of passions for genre films.
    I will submit my new horror film next year!

    October 2021
  • Awesome to be selected in the festival! I hope all who saw my music video liked it. Happy October!

    October 2021