A premier Horror Film Festival in the Tampa Bay Area. The festival will be held November 11th 2017. Submit your film now Early deadline through October 16th for $15 and final deadline to October 23rd for $25. The Festival will be held at the Villagio Theater Tampa, Florida from 9am-11:30pm

Awards will be given for
Best feature film
Best short film
Best special makeup f/x feature film
Best special makeup f/x short film
Best visual f/x feature film
Best visual f/x short film
Best actor feature film
Best actor short film
Best actress feature film
Best actress short film
Best director feature film
Best director short film

We accept horror, thriller, sci-fii and action, short films, feature films, from anywhere in the world. If your film played at last years festival it is not eligible for this years festival.

Overall Rating
  • Grant Mohrman

    FHFF was a fantastic experience. The Festival is well-organized, well-attended and the venue was a perfect fit. Chris was a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to submitting more films in the future.

    November 2017
  • Marcus Armstrong

    My crew and I had a great time at the Festival. The theater was great, the Q&A's were awesome. given the opportunity, I would most definitely attend and submit work again.

    November 2017
  • David Cave

    Although I was unable to attend the event communication was great. A great festival for lovers of horror and packs a great audience! Thanks for screening our work.

    November 2017
  • Chris Leto is a great organizer! The Florida Horror Film Festival was a welcoming experience at a very comfortable venue with a high-quality screening. The programming really concentrates on bringing true horror films that properly fit the genre. This festival is well worth the entry fee and the travel to attend in person. Excellent!

    November 2017
  • Thanks for showing our film, "Alexis!" Always a pleasure with anything by Innovative Films. They work hard to fill the theaters, keep the filmmakers up to date, and give a sense of family to the festival in general.

    November 2017