HorrorNewsNet Film Festival inaugural event celebrates the best work from the horror genre film-making community and is hosted by the worlds #1 searched "Horror News" website, Horrornews.net

Horrornews.net is a popular horror genre site marketed to all aspects of the Horror industry. While horror is our #1 focus, we also feature extensive material on the Paranormal, Asian Horror, Cult Films, Fantasy and Extreme Action. Horrornews.net is comprised of over 60 writers who contribute various aspects to the site.
Established in 2008.

Horrornews.net is the #1 favorite in search engines for “Horror News” (Google, BING…).We also have an extensive social media reach which reaches over 400,000 users and climbing. Horrornews.net is designed to network all our posts thru a number of outside channels.

Why did you start HNNFF?

It seemed like the natural progression of things. I've been involved in business of horror for over a decade, specifically supporting the efforts of independent filmmakers. I think we all strive to watch the perfect film and while some say that's an impossible task, what's enjoyable is the journey. The endless search to find the holy grail of movies, or by horror standards, the unholy grail. You know it's a good film when you are sitting on the edge of your seat and experiencing the story along with the characters. You know it's a great film when that feeling of excitement stays with you long after you stopped watching the movie.

HNNFF is about the search and the revelation and the reward. It's about the journey that we all go on as horror fans and the experiences - from suspense to utter terror.


Best Feature Film: The Listing (2019)
Michael Mourer is a family man and a successful Realtor. However his current listing could be his last as he is unexpectedly black mailed with a harsh time restraint.

Best Short Film: Bible Black (2019)
In the tradition of Amazing Stories and Twilight Zone comes a thrilling new hybrid of literature and animation: The ultimate animated Graphic Novel Bible Black! Cutting-edge fiction…Mind-blowing graphics…the must see animated horror classic of the year…if you dare?

** Now Accepting Submissions for 2020 **

HorrorNewsNet Film Festival (HNNFF)


HNNFF is open to feature films, television series, shorts and documentaries as long as they have a horror theme but we would also consider content in science fiction and fantasy. Submitted works must have been completed between 2017-2019.


HNNFF only accepts submission via FilmFreeway.


There is a submission fee to enter your film. All submissions are final, and there are no refunds.


You may enter as many films as you wish. Each entry requires a separate submission form, fee and upload.


Submitted films are viewed by two or more members of the selection team. All programming selections are at the discretion of the HNNFF Director, whose decision is final.

HNNFF will not provide comments on films before submission, nor reasons for rejection of a submitted film, however, we are happy to provide informal feedback on individual films after the festival has taken place.


HNNFF will not confirm the receipt of submissions and preview copies. All applicants will be notified via e-mail about the selection or rejection of their film.


HNNFF may use a reproduction of stills from selected films for all HNNFF promotional materials for publications and press releases.


Online Screeners ONLY


Please email joyhorror@msn.com for any questions or inquiries.

Horrornews.net is hereby granted to the right to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Film Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Horrornews.net from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening projects entered.

HNNFF is an online only film festival, not a physical event.

Overall Rating
  • Mario Cerrito

    Great film festival! Can’t wait for next year

    May 2019