Desmond District Demons is a horrifying competition of films that takes place in 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. With unique venues around the city we deliver high quality experience for filmmakers and festival-goers. Each year to be champions of local Artists & Filmmakers we dedicate an award to spotlight 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

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  • Fantastic and very fun film festival. I was honored to have my horror short "Jennifer Rots" screen in DDD. The communication and promotion was top notch, and everything was well-ran with a great air of professionalism and respect!

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    We are always honored when first timer's enjoy themselves. We can't wait to see what you have coming in the future and hope to see more work! Don't be a stranger!

  • Jack Pratt

    Excellent communication and outstanding hospitality. Overall a great group of people organized what turned out to be a packed festival, complete with Q&A's and a very receptive audience—highly recommended!

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    The audience was VERY receptive to your film.💀 We're glad folks were able to hear the story and inspiration behind your film!

  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    October 2022
  • Adam Llamas

    The location was very nice. Small screening theaters but amazing hosts and a great turnout. I went to almost every screening and it was quite an experience. The hospitality was great too. I look forward to going again and possibly submitting another film down the road.

    April 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hey Adam! We so appreciate the review. We are happy you had a great experience with us! We hope to expand our networking opportunities in the coming years, so we looking forward to impressing you!

  • Big thank you to everyone behind Desmond District Demons Film Festival. Awesome communication and I'm thrilled that Plasmid got the chance to screen here. Thank you for having us!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    We were so happy to have you screen at our Festival! The audiences loved it and our judges were excited because your film Plasmid was such a different perspective from what a lot of our submissions were this year, it really helped round our programming out!