HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST is the home of the PRICE AWARD. 2021's event will be back, live and in-person. With more screenings, networking, distribution opportunities and industry panels than ever before. Plus we'll be presenting the coveted PRICE AWARD, created in honor of VINCENT PRICE. The award is presented by his daughter VICTORIA PRICE to a major horror icon (TBA). Previous award recipients include horror icons SID HAIG, CASSANDRA PETERSON and JOE DANTE.

Festival founder, Miles Flanagan states, “We're looking forward to an even more exciting and productive festival than ever before. Outside of the screenings, awards and networking, the festival offers real industry knowledge of marketing and distribution, and how best filmmakers should manage their work to get the most from it. And all in one of the most laid back social settings ever for a film festival. We have a bar open in the actual screening area during almost the entire event."

Officially selected 2020 films will also be screened at the 2021 festival.

We offer all selected features this year the chance to have their work distributed too - through our partnership with FILM FEST DISTRIBUTION.

Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new friends in 2021.

Be safe and well.


WINNERS will receive prizes, awards and benefits from our many sponsors (TBD) spread amongst them. Plus the coveted HHF Winners Medal.

WINNERS will be offered the opportunity of having their work distributed worldwide (non-exclusive) through our unique partnership with FilmFest Distribution (see www.filmfestdistribution.com for more details).

Our rules are very basic but necessary. Please read all of the rules thoroughly before you enter.

1. Entry Rules
We accept ANY films, produced ANY year, in ANY category you feel is grindhouse or exploitation-genre related (horror, action, sci-fi, martial arts, animation, film noir, teen comedy, erotic, blacksploitation etc).

Submit the film/screenplay digitally through FilmFreeway exclusively. You may have multiple entries. We do not offer a waiver fee. Entry fees are non-refundable. We do not return submission entries. All selections are final.

2. Subtitles
Any foreign language films must have english subtitles.

3. Formats
For the selection process a digital screener must be submitted via FilmFreeway. Screenplays must be submitted in English as a digital PDF via FilmFreeway.

4. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes.

5. Awards (incl. but not limited to)
Best of the Fest
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Horror Comedy
Best Documentary
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Music Score
Best Make-Up
Best Special Effects
Best Unproduced Screenplay (Feature)
Best Unproduced Screenplay (Short)

6. Legal Terms & Conditions
The film contains no genuine acts of violence or animal cruelty.

Entrant warrants that they have the full & uncontested legal right (incl. full rights to the use of the film’s music) to enter their film/screenplay work to Hollywood Horrorfest and that the said work is not subject to nor threatened by any litigation.

Entrant holds Hollywood Horrorfest its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry. Entrants agree to defend and indemnify Hollywood Horrorfest, its directors, officers, employees, contractors, consultants, volunteers, judges and agents against any and all claims, demands, actions, or lawsuits arising out of or related to the screening of the submitted film, performance of the music, or displaying of the art.

Hollywood Horrorfest has the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to change the festival date or location, if deemed necessary or unavoidable, to ensure a successful festival. In such a case the festival will try its best to continue as normal, just at another venue/date TBD or operate online (partially or fully) if deemed necessary or unavoidable.

Overall Rating
  • Aaron Barrocas

    I've been lucky enough to have my several of my screenplays be Official Selections at Hollywood Horrorfest, and was honored to win four awards for my short film "Half-Cocked" in 2020. I've attended the fest in past years, and have always had a phenomenal time. It attracts a great local group of filmmakers as well as some horror legends. The organizers plan fantastic events and panels, and tremendous care is put into ensuring that attendees have a great time. Overall very fun fest.

    October 2020
  • Stephen Kayfish

    Great honor to receive an award from you. Thank You to Miles and his team for committing with the festival virtually. Hope to one day attend this one.

    August 2020
  • Saul Berenbaum

    Such an honor and a thrill to have my screenplay "Trilogia della Morte" named as Best Anthology Feature Script in this year's Hollywood Horrorfest! Thanks so much to the team, and I sincerely hope you're all doing well through such a challenging time.

    Very best wishes and my utmost thanks once again!

    August 2020
  • My screenplay "Yusmarg" won 3rd place in the Demonic Feature screenplay category last year! I had a great time, everyone was very inviting especially Pat! I also got a chance to see Sid Haig before he passed. I really enjoyed my first experience at a film festival.

    June 2020
  • This is a fantastic festival for screenwriters, coordinated by a terrific team. They were very communicative. They care about filmmakers, and it shows.

    October 2019