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 and animated genres, especially low or no-budget ones plus student films.

Each month our judges, watch, review and rate the submitted films. 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 Short
Best Animated Short
Best Drama Short
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, 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
  • Richard Zelniker

    Hollywood Blood Horror Fest - You guys have been really good to me and my short films! Thank you for your hospitality and your unyielding enthusiasm. The spirit you show to the indie short film world is wonderful! I love being part of your festival! Thank you for your love for film... always a pleasure to be selected to play at festivals who love indie filmmakers!

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for having submitted your awards winning short, Richard. We loved it!

  • Lalo Davia

    Delighted with the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival experience. Congratulations to the entire festival team for the great work you do. And thank you very much to the jury for the Dark Matter award as best science fiction short.

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot for your great words, Lalo! And congratulations for your deserved award :D

  • Thomas Normandy

    Such an amazingly personable festival. They really commit to making you a part of their festival with their social media, outreach, and communication. Thanks again for our first awards for our film, and we look forward to working with you again!

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks for your beautiful review Thomas! We really loved "Amnesia" :D Congratulations!!!

  • Jake Roth

    Fantastic team with great, on-point communication!

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot Jake! And congratulations for your well deserved award :D

  • Mike McDougall

    What a pleasure to interact with such open minded and enthusiastic people. Was surprised to have my blood-free short film accepted and
    delighted to receive Best Thriller Short award. Great experience!

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    We are very proud you enjoyed our festival! And congratulations for your award :D Truly deserved!!!