The 2018 Dickens Horror Film Festival is back. Fear and Film on the Front Range brings you our third annual contemporary and classic horror film festival for one night in 2018 (October 20th). Screenings all day and night at the haunted Dickens Opera House. Along with films will be workshops through-out the day illustrating the behind the scene process's such as costume and make up design that effectively suspends our disbelief. This festival will scare the Dickens out of you.

Audience Choice Award
Best Short Award
Best Feature Award

Thanks so much for choosing to submit your film to the 3rd Annual Dickens Horror Film Festival. We look forward to watching your film and giving it an opportunity to screen in our historic Dickens Opera House in downtown Longmont. If your film is chosen to be a part of our 2018 Dickens Horror Film Festival we will notify you by October 1st.

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 by September 23rd.
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.

Jake Fink
1509 Pratt Street
Longmont, Colorado 80501

Call Jake Fink 646-391-0876

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
  • B-Movie Scream Queen Films

    Great Festival! Will definitely submit and attend again!

    December 2017
  • Timothy Vandenberg

    DIckens is a great fest! The organizers are super friendly and very supportive of indie film!!!

    November 2017
  • Rion Smith

    Fun atmosphere, great location, lots of fun. :-)

    October 2017
  • Mary McDade Casteel

    Great festival. Unfortunately wasn't able to attend but sent someone in my place to see my film screened. Great atmosphere and caring group of programmers.

    August 2017
  • Leopold Medley

    Awesome fest. They did a great job, start to finish. Marked submission as received very quickly, told me when it was accepted right on the notification date, and communicated like pros. I was able to attend the fest this october and they treated the filmmakers great, put the focus on the films and had a nice venue, good folks. I'd totally recommend submitting here!

    October 2016