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

In the last years, our festival has rewarded great artists, such as Eric Roberts, Linda Blair, Adrienne King, Caroline Williams and Christine Elise 👏👏👏

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, the best 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 don't showcase the full films online.

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

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 Music Video
Best Documentary
Best Experimental
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

The trophy is optional: only winners may purchase the 'Golden Hand', by submitting again the project in the 'TROPHY' category.

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.
5. The Jury is absolutely free to award as many, or as few, awards in every category as they wish.

"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".

The Jury may award multiple films/screenplays and can give extra awards. Submissions compete against each other and alone: all projects are judged against a high standard of merit of various departments and are scored accordingly based on Originality/Creativity, Direction, Writing, Cinematography, Performances, Production Value, Pacing, Structure and Sound/Music.

Overall Rating
  • The most fun Festival ever!!!! Great communication. Fantastic website! Great passion!

    July 2024
  • Very Honored to have been apart of it!

    July 2024
  • Craig Bettendorf

    Thank you, Hollywood Blood Horror Festival, for championing our first project in the Horror genre, 1 New Follower. The festival team’s communication is excellent with quick response times and clear direction to all creators. We will be submitting again.

    July 2024
  • I'm thrilled and honoured to have won 'Best Music Video' for Flesh Wish! This was a great experience and I'd happily submit again if I can. I would have loved to order the glorious Golden Hand trophy, but sadly funds can't permit it right now. Shame! Anyway, thank you very much.

    July 2024
  • Joe Amero

    My experience with Hollywood Blood Horror Festival was amazing!
    They had great communication throughout the entire process and were completely friendly & supportive.
    I was already stoked to be selected and then to be a finalist & THEN to actually be named WINNER of the Best Original Screenplay category for my screenplay 'Straight Edge'!!!
    What an awesome honour, I can't wait to display my Golden Hand trophy.
    I will definitely be submitting my next screenplay & future films.

    July 2024