HNN Film Festival celebrates the best work from the horror genre film-making community and is hosted by the worlds #1 searched "Horror News" website,

Why did we start the HNN Film Festival?
It seemed like the natural progression of things. I've been involved in business of horror for over a decade, specifically supporting the efforts of independent filmmakers. I think we all strive to watch the perfect film and while some say that's an impossible task, what's enjoyable is the journey. The endless search to find the holy grail of movies, or by horror standards, the unholy grail. You know it's a good film when you are sitting on the edge of your seat and experiencing the story along with the characters. You know it's a great film when that feeling of excitement stays with you long after you stopped watching the movie.

HNN Film Festival is about the search and the revelation and the reward. It's about the journey that we all go on as horror fans and the experiences - from suspense to utter terror.

About HNN is a popular horror genre site marketed to all aspects of the Horror industry. While horror is our #1 focus, we also feature extensive material on the Paranormal, Asian Horror, Cult Films, Fantasy and Extreme Action. is comprised of over 60 writers who contribute various aspects to the site.
Established in 2008. is the #1 favorite in search engines for “Horror News” (Google, BING…). We also have an extensive social media reach which reaches over 400,000 users and climbing. is designed to network all our posts thru a number of outside channels.

About Bayview Entertainment
BayView Entertainment, LLC, is a full service media company committed to acquire, develop, produce, market and distribute audio-visual content. For over fifteen years, BayView made its name by being dedicated to releasing only the best programs in each category from some of the most trusted names in the field.

BayView's disc programming can be found throughout the country at all online suppliers plus fine brick & mortar retailers, as well as streaming/video on demand at all major digital retailers and platforms.

About Marketing Macabre
Marketing Macabre is a wickedly devilish public relations / marketing / social media company subservient to horror professionals like yourself. Our undying devotion is to assist horror entities in promoting their diabolical creations well beyond the grave... So if you have anything to do with horror, be it a production company, director, producer, actor, writer, podcast-er, singer, etc..., we will craft a campaign "witch" will spellbind you and your evil dominion.

** FIRST PRIZE GETS FILM DISTRIBUTION OFFER ** has partnered with Bayview Entertainment to create the distribution label, "HNN Presents"

FIRST PRIZE of the HNN Film Festival will receive an offer from Bayview Entertainment to get their feature film distributed on the "HNN Presents" label.

SECOND PRIZE & THIRD PRIZE winners all be mentioned in a press releases to the horror media that will go out through Marketing Macabre - Horror Genre Marketing Company.

ALL SUBMISSIONS will have their films mentioned in some form on the website.

HNN Film Festival


HNN Film Festival is open to feature films - any genre of horror, but we would also consider content in science fiction and fantasy with horror elements. Submitted works must have been completed between 2019-2020.


HNN Film Festival only accepts submission via FilmFreeway.


There is a submission fee to enter your film. All submissions are final, and there are no refunds.


You may enter as many films as you wish. Each entry requires a separate submission form, fee and upload.


Submitted films are viewed by two or more members of the selection team. All programming selections are at the discretion of the HNNFF Director, whose decision is final.

HNNFF will not provide comments on films before submission, nor reasons for rejection of a submitted film, however, we are happy to provide informal feedback on individual films after the festival has taken place.


HNN Film Festival will not confirm the receipt of submissions and preview copies. All applicants will be notified via e-mail about the selection or rejection of their film.


HNN Film Festival may use a reproduction of stills from selected films for all HNN Film Festival promotional materials for publications and press releases.


Online Screeners ONLY


Please email for any questions or inquiries. is hereby granted to the right to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Film Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening projects entered.

HNN Film Festival is an online only film festival, not a physical event.

Event Date will be the date a press releases goes out to the media for announce the winner of best feature film of the HNN Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Mario Cerrito

    Great film festival! Can’t wait for next year

    May 2019