Ethereal Horror Fest is a three day event which brings a unique opportunity for you to showcase your very best work in horror.

Ethereal is run by filmmakers in horror for filmmakers like you!

We understand what goes into making a film, especially in horror. We see the small things and the significant things in your film which makes you stand out from the rest.

If your film is any sub-genre of horror then we want to see your work, horror is in the eye of the beholder!


♠ Best of The Fest
♠ Best Horror Short
♠ Best Horror Micro Short
♠ Best Horror Extended Short
♠ Best feature
♠ Best Director
♠ Best Writer
♠ Best Cinematography
♠ Best Special Effects
♠ Best Practical Effects
♠ Best Original Score
♠ Diversity in Horror Award
♠ Best Student Short
♠ Best International Horror
♠ Best Original Concept
♠ Best Short Screenplay
♠ Best Horror or Paranormal TV/Web/Doc
♠ Best Performance
♠ Best of Texas
♠ Best Science Fiction Short
♠ Best Thriller Short
♠ Best Fantasy Short
♠ Best Drama Short
♠ Best Dark Comedy


All films must be completed after Jan 1st 2019.
All films must be in English or have English subtitles in order to be considered.
All Films and screenplays must be original works.

By submitting the material, the applicant hereby agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the festival & its employees from any liability, claims, and damages in connection with the submission and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

I/We agree to hold Ethereal Horror Fest & Awards harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted to the Festival.

I/We understand that failure to adhere to the competition rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.

Overall Rating
  • nathan crooker

    Not to be missed. Absolutely on of the best festivals out there. Communication as excellent and they really know how to publicize your film over social media, you can see that this festival really cares about the films and their filmmakers. Thank you so much for screening #Nofilter. We are honored to have own Best Horror Film. I can not wait to submit again!

    November 2022
  • Matthew Barber

    It was such a privilege to have my horror short Specter of Weeping Hill screen at Ethereal Horror Fest. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend but it looks and sounds like such an awesome event! Honored to have received multiple nominations for our work. And the lineup of films looked super cool!

    October 2022
  • Samuel Davis

    This is a superb genre festival for the horror-hounds! Elizabeth and the Ethereal team did an amazing job setting up the venues and social events. Amazing communication the whole way through while also sticking to the timeline!

    October 2022
  • Juliet Landau

    Incredible fest. Elizabeth is incredible. Loved every moment of it.

    October 2022
  • A lot of love and passion at the top of this fest and great promotion/communication. Was a real pleasure being part of it. i hope to again.

    October 2022