IMDb qualifier "Hollywood Blood Horror Festival" is a LA International online film festival designed for filmmakers to promote their work through an online platform.

We accept independent projects from horror, gore, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, dark comedy, thriller, crime, action, adventure, comedy, animated genres and documentary, especially low or no-budget ones plus student films.

Each month our judges, watch, review and rate the submitted films through private screenings. Each round, all submitted projects are featured in "Hollywood Blood Horror Festival" social media (with the publication of synopsis, stills and a trailer/teaser) as part of a general promotional action of indie production.

Before submitting, please read carefully the following:
Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories increasing the chance to become a multi-award-winning. In these cases, the name(s) to be credited should be included in the cover letter.

We are unable to provide a specific review for not- selected films.

All winners receive a digital certificate, ready to print:

Best Feature Film
Best Horror Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Gore Short
Best Dark Comedy Short
Best Mystery Short
Best Crime Short
Best Action/Adventure/Comedy Short
Best Animated Short
Best Drama Short
Best Web Series
Best Documentary
Best Producer
Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Acting Duo
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Screenplay
Best Visual FX
Best Special FX
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Special Makeup
Best Production Design
Best Trailer
Best Poster/Photography

All live-action feature films must be between 41 and 180 minutes in length.
All short films should have a maximum length of 40 minutes.
All projects must be from horror, sci-fi, thriller, fantasy, gore, dark comedy, mystery, crime, action, adventure, comedy, animated and drama genres.

The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting the film, the submitter agrees that:
1. "Hollywood Blood Horror Festival" can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills excerpt for promotional purpose (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film).
2. Entry fees are non-refundable unless they are covered by the submission protection option, according to the FilmFreeway terms.
3. The submitter owns all the rights to the film.
4. The information about the entries can be disclosed to "Hollywood Blood Horror Festival" associated film festivals.

"Hollywood Blood Horror Festival" does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations.
2. Films which are made before 2010.
3. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD).

For student fee, it is mandatory the student status evidence (e.g. copy of student card included in the project).

The projects that do not follow the rules & terms above can be automatically disqualified at the sole discretion of "Hollywood Blood Horror Festival".

Overall Rating
  • Braden Timmons

    What a great festival! Super honored that our film, The Haddonfield Nightmare snagged multiple awards! Definitely plan on being involved with this fest again in the future!

    August 2022
  • Matthew Nicholson

    This is a fantastic festival with a top-notch staff! I won for best original screenplay, and I not only received a cool certificate and IMDB credit, but I also won my first ever screenwriting trophy. The Golden Hand will be prominently displayed in my house when it arrives. What a cool honor. Thank you! I highly recommend submitting to this festival.

    August 2022
  • SherLann D. Moore

    I'm honored that my sci-fi horror screenplay Blue Honey won Best Original Screenplay! It was pleasure to be part of Hollywood Blood Horror's amazing film festival!

    August 2022
  • Incredible to win not one, but TWO awards with Hollywood Blood Horror Fest! Myself and the team were taken back with the awards for BEST DARK COMEDY and BEST EDITING for our short film "WUURM".

    We are highly anticipating the arrival of our golden zombie hand trophy and have made space of it on the shelf!

    These guys have great looking certificates as well, which we proudly hang in our studio.

    We hope to be part of your festival again in the future.

    Thanks, from team WUURM.

    July 2022
  • Fantastic !!!!!!! The best !!!! hugs from Spain

    July 2022