The 2023 Dickens Horror Film Festival -- Fear and Film on the Front Range. We bring you our 8th annual contemporary and classic horror film festival for one day and night

Screenings at night at the historic and haunted Dickens Opera House. Along with watching wonderfully horrific films, your will be able to enjoy the exquisite dining of the Roots Restaurant.

Audience Choice Award
Best Short Award
Best Feature Award

And many others! Check out the website for a full awards list from 2022!

Thanks so much for choosing to submit your film to the 8th annual Dickens Horror Film Festival! We look forward to viewing your film and giving it an opportunity to screen in our Festival at the historic Dickens Opera House in downtown Longmont.

We highly encourage you to submit ALL submission materials online through FilmFreeway. If online entry is not possible, please submit 1 Blu Ray preferably or 1 DVD if Blu Ray is not possible. (any region, NTSC encouraged). Please do not include any promotional materials in your submission. We will collect high-resolution photographs of official selection films once they have been accepted into the Festival.

Film entries may be of any subject pertaining to the categories defined, from any country, and of any length. Submitted films should either be in English or include English subtitles. If the film is selected for the Festival, it is the responsibility of the filmmaker to provide the Dickens Horror Film Festival 1 Blu Ray preferably or 1 DVD if Blu Ray is not possible.

If you choose to submit your film by mail you are responsible for all shipping charges to DHFF and for any customs clearances and/or associated fees and taxes. Entry materials will not be returned. All film makers will be added to our mailing list.

Jackie Brennan
P.O. Box 1571
Lyons, Colorado, 80540



We really appreciate you sending your work to us and giving us the opportunity to program it for our Festival. Obviously, films are the foundation of our festival, and we appreciate the vision, creativity, time, commitment, and money that went into your work. Thank you.

Overall Rating
  • Brian Parks

    I wasn’t able to attend unfortunately but it looked like a great time. Everyone that communicated with me was professional and friendly. The festival looked well put together too. We were honored to be selected.

    October 2022
  • Todd Greenlee

    Amazing festival on all levels!!! Really cool venue and amazing People! Highly recommend!

    October 2022
  • Tito Fernandes

    Brilliant festival and an honour to be apart of.

    October 2022
  • Fantastic festival with various screenings and with a very helpful and professional team.

    November 2021
  • Oya GΓΆkşin Babaoğlu

    So happy and honored for my short film π‘ͺπ’π’–π’π’•π’Šπ’π’ˆ π‘«π’π’˜π’ to be included in this amazing festival! Thank you all!

    November 2021