Desmond District Demons is a horrifying competition of films that takes place in Historic (and Haunted) downtown Port Huron, Michigan. The first Desmond District Demons Film Festival in 2016 proved to be a rousing success, and every seat in the house was taken. Year after year we aim to expand and improve our festival for attendees and filmmakers alike. We will also still dedicate an award to spotlight locally Michigan Made Films.

Awards will be given for Best Short, Best Feature, Audience Choice (Short and Feature Categories), Most Original Short, Scariest and Best Michigan Made Short.
(Non Cash awards)

Film must be of the Horror Genre and Films must be in English or include English Subtitles

Films must be delivered via Vimeo, Youtube, or FilmFreeway Online Screener for submission. If selected, you must provide a downloadable file in .mov format for exhibition

Overall Rating
  • Vladimir Leshchenko

    We had an amazing time at Desmond District Demons Film Festival! Our film won two awards and received two exceptionally well made trophies. The festival was run very professionally and the films were screened in a slick movie theater in downtown Port Huron. The fest organizers were warm and welcoming. Communication was excellent. If you have a horror short or feature, I would highly recommend submitting it to Desmond District Demons!

    November 2018
  • Two clients screened at DDDFF and we're thrilled they got the opportunity. Fabulous film festival. Highly recommend!

    November 2018
  • Jason Seelmann

    Good communication and respectful staff.

    November 2018
  • A fun team and an honor to be a part of! Don’t miss this festival, a good experience all around.

    November 2018
  • Itai Guberman

    Great festival! Very professional and great value. Thank you for appreciating our work and selecting "Ivy" to participate in Desmond District Demons FF. We look forward to submitting future projects to the festival and should we be successful, we hope to actually attend in future :)

    November 2017