EMERGENCY UPDATE *****DUE TO STATE REGULATIONS in NEW YORK, THE HOLLYWOOD HORROR FILM FESTIVAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS WILL BE OUT NEXT WEEK and ALL FILMS WILL BE SCREENED in an EXTENDED JOINT UPSTATE NY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 8th year 2020. THIS WILL NOT AFFECT OFFICIAL SELECTIONS as ADDITIONAL DAYS WILL BE ADDED TO THE FILM FESTIVAL and FILMS WILL BE JUDGE BY THE YEAR. WE WILL HAVE WINNERS FOR BOTH 2019 and 2020******
From the film festival organization that has been running for 7 years,
NY Horror Film Festival, TOP 100 FILM FESTIVALS on FilmFreeway
2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019,
comes the Hollywood horror Film Festival.
Hollywood Horror Film Fest is in its 2nd Year and oh what a bloody-freaky year it will be. We have decided to open up submissions starting today April 3rd, 2020!
This year will be our eleventh year as a festival organization, but the 2nd year for the Hollywood Horror, originally known as Hollywood Horror.
We figure why not bring the film festival to a really haunted attraction/house?
Each year we will be moving the film festival to a different real Horror attraction around the United States and will let the festival goers decide which attraction at the start of each year.
This first year, we will be at The Clown Motel, named the Scariest motel in America!
This year, 2020, we will be playing three days, 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 Horror Film Festival will take place in Spring 2020, in Tonopah Nevada.
3 hours from Las Vegas, 5 hrs from Los Angeles.
Check out some of the films from our previous year
REVIEWS (4.7 out of 5 Stars)
Brian Nestor - "It is a great film festival, I encourage people to submit your film!"
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!"
Noel Holmes - "unfortunately I could not make the Hollywood Dead Film Festival this year but I was delighted my film "House Roxy" was selected for screening...Thanks again guy's!"
Jim Zounis - "Even though we couldn't attend the event it was a great honour to have our short film selected and screened at 2018 Hollywood Dead Film Festival, thank you guys!"
Perica Antov - "Although I was not present in person, it is an honor to be nominated for my film "Lost".
Emre Yapici - "Great Festival. Thank you for choosen my film"
Stephen Kayfish - "I never had the opportunity to go but received great communication back and forth with the festival director Joseph Kelly. Thank you Joseph"
Dene Stark - "Happy to win an award!"
Matthew Vinaja - "Awesome festival! Hope to be involved next year!"
Nina Romain - "Hollywood Dead Film Fest was a great horror fest with a lovely sense of community. There was a lot of fun films, great food with a touch of festival fun in the Halloween-inspired red liquorice, and a superb nice location at the Burbank. Everyone really enjoyed themselves all day. Hopefully, it can be a full weekend next year!"
Philippe SOLANGE - "très bonne organisation, bon festival !"
Tom Loveman - "Joe and his team did a great job of putting together a fun festival with some great films. We enjoyed meeting the many filmmakers in attendance."
Ruth Gomez - "Excellent festival, very happy to have participated!"
Awards & Prizes
Awards & Prizes
Best Short Film
Best Special Effects
Best Sound Design
Best Sci-Fi Feature Film
Best Student Film
Best NY horror Film
Best Foreign horror Film
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 Horror 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 February 15th, 2020. Any copies received after, will be considered for the next year, 2021.