Desmond District Demons is a horrifying competition of films that takes place in the 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 a block 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

We will take a look at films from any completion date, even if its 1975, we will still consider it.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • A really cool and event. The directors were great with communication and even played my film after a block of shorts that I attended, because I couldn't make the showing for my own film. I look forward to submitting new work in the future and supporting this growing festival.

    November 2017
  • Ryan Kruger

    cool festival next year ill also enter my film again.

    November 2017
  • I was unfortunately unable to attend in person but I have nothing but good things to say about this festival. Great communication and a clear passion for what they do. Sounded like a blast to go to.

    January 2017
  • Andrew Brown

    Great hospitable film festival with great feedback.

    December 2016