"Horror Films in Hotlanta" is a horror film festival in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual event showcases horror films from around the world. Atlanta has a great film scene in general, but also a dedicated horror film community that is eager to see new films. All flavors of horror are accepted including creatures, suspense, vampires, zombies, psycho killers, dark comedy, animation and other horrific situations that will make our audience jump. We've recruited 12 judges in the Atlanta area that are ready to watch every minute of every film submitted. We are also looking for horror film screenplays and hope to recognize exceptional work that can one day be produced into a short or feature film.

12 different judges will decide 20 different awards that will be presented for outstanding filmmaking, creativity and screenwriting.

1) Best Actor
2) Best Actress
3) Best Cinematography
4) Best Director
5) Best Ensemble Cast
6) Best Feature Length Horror Screenplay
7) Best Film Editing
8) Best Georgia Horror Film
9) Best International Horror Film
10) Best Micro Short Film
11) Best Original Music
12) Best Short Horror Film
13) Best Short Horror Screenplay
14) Best Special Effects
15) Best Supporting Actor
16) Best Supporting Actress
17) Best Visual Effects
18) Most Original Film Concept
19) Most Original Screenplay Concept
20) Single Scariest Moment

All films and screenplays are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. Films that are accepted to this festival are expected to provide a download link to their film within 1 week of notification. All films must have an resolution of 1920x1080 HD or better. Standard Definition and 720p will not be accepted. All films will be compiled and screened on Blu-Ray DVD. 23.976, 24, 25 & 30 frame rates are all acceptable, but 23.976 is preferred. DCP and 5.1 Surround Sound are not accepted, only stereo files please. Quicktime (.mov) and (.mp4) file formats are preferred.

Each film accepted will have 2 free tickets available for the night that their film screens. All other guests must pay $15.00 each for their tickets. No exceptions.

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  • AJ Gordon

    Thank you so much for including our short film!

    January 2018
  • Itai Guberman

    Thank you Horror Films in Hotlanta! Having won the Best Ensemble Award was exciting and humbling as well as a great reward for the cast of "Ivy" for all their hard work. Thank you for appreciating our film and we look forward to submitting future projects :)

    November 2017
  • Daniel JENNY

    Great place to be selected

    July 2017
  • Drew Giles

    Great time thanks Horror Films In Hotlanta

    July 2017
  • Skip Shea

    Great festival with a staff that truly helps promote your work and is fantastic with communication. Well worth the submission fee.

    July 2017