**Submissions are now open!!

First 10 Submissions will get an additional 33% off Submission Fees.
Use CODE: " firstten"

From the film festival organization that has been running for 6 years,
NY Horror Film Festival, TOP 100 FILM FESTIVALS on FilmFreeway
2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019,
comes Hollywood Dead Film Festival, now known as the Hollywood HORROR Film Festival.

Hollywood Horror Film Fest is in its 3rd year (1st Year as Hollywood Horror) and oh what a bloody-freaky year it will be. We have decided to open up submissions starting today April 23rd, 2019!

This year will be our ninth year as a festival organization, but the 3rd year for the Hollywood Horror. For the last two years, we have been located at the Burbank Holiday Inn - Media Center Suite Screening room but recently we had some changeovers! This year and from now on, we figure why not bring the festival to a really haunted area? Each year we will be moving the film festival to different real Horror attractions around the United States.

Along with expanding the Hollywood Horror Film Festival, we have now opened submissions for longer shorts and feature films. Three full days of Horror!

This year, 2019/2020, we will be playing in the town on Tonopah Nevada. We have teamed up with the Clown Motel and TLC Bar to hold the event in this really freaky place.
Named the #1 Scariest Motel in America, what can possibly go wrong!

The Hollywood Dead Film Festival will take place in Spring 2020, in Tonopah Nevada.
3 hours from Las Vegas, 4 hrs from Los Angeles.

Check out some of the films from our previous year


Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes
Best Director
Best Short Film
Best Special Effects
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Gore
Audience Choice
Best Sci-Fi Feature Film
Best Student Film
Best NY horror Film
Best Foreign horror Film
Best Trailer
Best Animation Horror Film
Best Horror Script
Best Sci Fi Script
and a few additional awards.

Rules & Terms

*No Entry Waivers unless film is qualified for the academy which prohibits you from additional submissions to film festivals, then will consider*

• All submissions to the Hollywood Dead Film Festival (the "Festival") must include,
in one delivery: (a) the applicable entry fee; and (b) the submission. Multiple entries require multiple submission packages. All submissions are subject to these guidelines and rules (the "Festival Rules").
Submission deadlines for this festival are posted.

• Film submissions must be provided on a digital file (FilmFreeWay/Vimeo/Youtube) (please test before sending)
•Once selected, please send movie in Highest format .mov, mp4. h264 file
• Submissions must be English language or English subtitled.
• Include title and name of contact on all media, materials and containers.
• Do not send originals. The Festival is not responsible for materials lost or damaged in transit.
• Submissions must be available for screening during the Hollywood Dead Film Fest.
•Hollywood Dead Film Festival reserves the right to change submission categories.
Eligibility and category determinations, along with prize awards, are the sole discretion of the Festival.
• We ONLY accept films from a horror, horror comedy, suspense, thriller, science fiction or any other genre related to horror/thriller. Films will only be accepted in the following categories: Short horror/thriller films with a time limit under 15 minutes, and trailers.
. We will accept Trailers or short promos that deal with the horror genre.
All films selected, Digital, must be given by June, 15th, 2017. Any copies received after, will be considered for the next year, 2018.

Overall Rating
  • Brian Nestor

    It is a great film festival, I encourage people to submit your film!

    January 2019
  • Keith Martins

    Don't know if the event ever happened. No communication. Their website isn't updated. His Twitter account serves only to promote his own film.

    Don't waste your entry fee.

    November 2018
  • Davide Melini

    Ridiculous festival! NO promotions, NO real audience, NO winners... And if you write an email, they never answer! Avoid it like the plague!!!

    August 2018
  • Felt last minute with no promotions and no audience.

    August 2018
  • Simon Scott

    I wasn't able to make it down for the festival, but I was honored to have our short film screen here. Their communication was top notch and I'm bummed I wasn't able to make it down to see the fun - seems like they run a very smooth ship!

    July 2018