HorrorHaus is a 3-day Los Angeles area film festival dedicated to the creative works of independent filmmakers with a penchant for horror.

As filmmakers ourselves, we recognize talented artists who bring their visual storytelling gifts to the screen. We gather unique and spine-tingling trailers, shorts, features, web series, music videos, and screenplays from around the world and showcase them during an exciting weekend, complete with red carpet, networking events, parties, and a top-notch awards ceremony.

Welcome to our Haus.

*Best Feature Film

*Best Short Film

*Best Student Film

*Best Trailer

*Best Featurette

*Best Horror Comedy

*Best Music Video

*Best Web Series

*Audience Choice Award

*Best Actor

*Best Actress

*Best Supporting Actor

*Best Supporting Actress

*Best Young Actor

*Best Young Actress

*Best Director

*Best Screenplay (Produced)

*Best Screenplay (Unproduced)

*Best Cinematography

*Best Makeup FX

*Best Practical FX

*Best Digital FX

*Best Costume Design

*Best Editing

*Best Sound Design

*Best Original Score

*Best Jump Scare

We are looking for all things horror and sub-genre, including: Thriller, Psychological, Paranormal, Supernatural, Comedy/Horror, Slasher, Experimental, Dark, Disturbing, Twisted, Grindhouse, Music Video, Animated, Documentary, Screenplays, etc.


1. PLEASE SUBMIT IN THE PROPER CATEGORY!! If you submit in the wrong category i.e., Short Film as a Trailer or Featurette as a Short, your project will be disqualified. Please read and follow the submission guidelines.

2. Entries must be original works, and the Filmmaker must own all rights to the film.

3. Filmmaker retains all ownership and rights to their original submitted work.

4. More than one entry may be submitted, but each entry must be submitted separately.

5. Filmmaker grants permission to HHFF to exhibit film during the 2022 festival with no expectation of financial compensation.

6. We will accept works in progress, but please make note at the time of submission and if accepted, be prepared to submit the final exhibition copy three weeks prior to festival screening dates.

7. Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

8. Student films must have been produced/filmed while the Filmmaker was attending an accredited school, college, or university. Proof of enrollment is required with submission. Student films are only eligible for the Best Student Film Award and not any other award category consideration.

9. Trailers must be under 2 1/2 (two and a half) minutes and be original material. Fan film trailers will not be considered.

10. If accepted, the Filmmaker will be notified via email. Filmmaker agrees to provide HHFF with a final exhibition copy of the film three weeks in advance of festival dates. Please note that the cost of shipping materials is the sole responsibility of the Filmmaker, and HHFF will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to materials while in transit.

11. Filmmakers may be asked to participate in video/print interviews in advance of the festival for promotional purposes.

12. Filmmakers will be required to provide film trailers, press kits, poster art, production stills, cast/crew bios, headshots, etc., for HHFF promotional purposes.

13. By entering this festival, you grant HHFF the right to use all submitted materials, including, but not limited to, film, trailer, and photographic footage, as well as audio recordings, written materials, logos, poster art, etc., at our discretion for the promotional and screening use of the film festival.

14. Secure online screeners only. DVD/Blu-Ray formats will not be considered.

15. We love you guys and value your talent as creators. Thanks, and good luck!

Overall Rating
  • nathan crooker

    I absolutely love how HorrorHaus. Total amazing festival with terrific communication. I was so pleased to have my film selected and enjoyed every minute of the experience. Thank you so much.

    April 2022
  • Xanthie Marcelle

    What an honour being selected for HorrorHaus FIlm Festival! While COVID put on hold our plans for international travel, we were so proud to have Smile: The Series recognised for selection for Best Web Series.

    December 2021
  • Krystle Ferdinand

    Thank you HorroHaus for welcoming us and awarding Best Young Actress to Georgia Rickerby for He Comes at Night!

    November 2021
  • Thank you for having me! This festival was a wonderful experience.

    November 2021
  • Sergio Angot

    Great festival and excellent communication, thank you so much for including Attic Story! Hope to be back one day!

    November 2021