The Haunted Horror Film and Paranormal Investigation Festival (@haunted_horror_film_fest) is the first of its kind. Our 3 day event combines the world of horror films and the world of paranormal investigation.

It will be held at the historic Cambre House and Farm, located in Nauvoo, IL.

By day The Cambre House and Farm, is a beautiful retreat, by night it's a real haunted house, and on the second weekend in October, Friday Oct. 8 - Sunday Oct 10, it will be host to The Haunted Horror Film and Paranormal Investigation Festival.

See films and attend panel discussions with up-and-coming filmmakers and real paranormal investigators and visit local vendors. You can even join in on a real ghost investigation inside The Cambre House.

The Haunted Horror Film and Paranormal Festival, Come For The Horror Films, Stay For The Haunts!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook: @haunted_horror_film_fest

Best actor in a feature
Best actress in a feature
Best Director of a feature
Best feature script,
Best editor of a feature
Best cinematography in a feature
Best feature film
best actor in a best actress in short, Best Director of a short
Best short script,
Best editor of a short
Best cinematography in a short

Best actor in a short feature
Best actress in a short film
Best Director of a short film
Best short script
Best editor of a short
Best cinematography in a short

Best scare
Best Kill
Best final girl/guy

Paranormal Awards
Best Paranormal team
Best haunted location

[Please read the Rules & Terms BEFORE submitting]
By submitting to the HHFPI FilmFreeway, you are stating that the work is original and owned by the submitter, and is not the subject of any disputes regarding ownership. You are also stating that there is no defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, intellectual property infringement or similar violation of law.
You understand that your entry is valid only upon completion of the following conditions: (1) receipt of a copy of the work, (2) the processing of the entry fee by the festival organization, and (3) when the work is found to be original and owned by you or those you represent.
While we understand that you retain all rights to ownership of the work, if selected, you hereby give the HHFPI permission to feature, advertise, display, in whole or in part, the work for festival purposes, including promotion.
Each work is judged solely on its own merits.
1. Please select only ONE SUBMISSION CATEGORY per project. Projects submitted in multiple categories could be subject to disqualification.
2. All films MUST BE submitted via ONLINE screener (Vimeo preferred, but not required). NO PHYSICAL DVDs accepted for submission.
3. There is no completion date. The HHFPI accepts films from any year.
4. NO Premiere Status required.
5. Films can have a distribution deal, but should not be available Online (VOD, NetFlix, etc.) prior to the festival dates.
6. Foreign films (in their original language) must be presented with English language subtitles.
7. Student film submissions require proof of enrollment. Entries by filmmakers UNDER 18 years of age MUST be submitted by a parent or legal guardian.
8. All submitted films must be COMPLETE. HHFPI no longer accepts Work-In-Progress submissions.
9. The HHFPI does not pay screening fees.
Unfortunately, the HHFPI cannot offer submission fee waivers.

Overall Rating
  • Shane Pergrem

    We couldn’t attend but they did an amazing job of communicating, announcing nominations and promoting our film. Will definitely enter again.

    November 2021
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Luca Machnich for sharing your project with us here at the festival. It was an honor!

  • Randy Rambeau

    We were treated wonderfully by the festival crew. We had a great time.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Randy, thank you and congratulations on your nomination for best director for your short film "Safe Ride". It was a pleasure meeting Jim Jenkins, your producer and best actor winner Adam Flowers and having them doing a Q&A session at the festival. Thank you again!

  • George McCluskey

    Fantastic festival, great communication, really well organised. Thank you for your nominations and the Best Actor award for our lead actor. Well done guys, great work.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi George. Congratulations on being nominated for best director, best feature and win for best actor in your feature film "The Devil Came Home". It was an honor to have your project at the festival!

  • James Atkins

    What a awesome festival, and delighted that Keeley-Jo Jupp won the best actress award for her role in The Witch Hunters are Coming. The festival organisers created something unique, and if Covid had not prohibited me from travelling to USA I would definitely have gone.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    James, thank you for the kind words and being a big part of our festival. Plus, a BIG congratulations to Keeley-Jo Jupp for winning best actress in a short for your very fun "The Witch Hunters are Coming".