Horror Screenings Film Festival Bloody Mirror is a film festival & screenplay contest dedicated to horrors.

We hold the festival live in popular venues (cinemas, conference halls, parks, etc.) to get closer to an audience.

During the event, each film receives the audience feedback and evaluation by 6 criteria: script, directing, acting, camerawork, music, and impressiveness. Filmmakers receive detailed results personally after the event. Based on those results the best film receives the Audience Award.

Screenplay contest:
We pitch a short screenplay description (logline) on the event page to filmmakers and producers attending the festival. In case of their interest, we contact the screenplay author.
The author can send an additional written or video description for pitching.
A jury selects the Best Screenplay winner and other category screenplay winners.
The Screenplay contest winners receive certificates.

A professional jury panel that includes award-winning filmmakers, producers, as well as representatives of distributors, buyers, and online streaming services, also reviews selected films and gives their awards.

We receive submissions from more than 150 countries so we reach a loyal audience from those countries.
That’s why if we have permission from the filmmaker, we broadcast the film on a special channel on our website during the event days.

The festival is part of an international project MoviExpa (Los Angeles, CA), distributing independent films Worldwide to the audience, cinemas, channels, and online services.
Once the festival is over, the team will provide a brief distribution plan to the filmmaker if they express interest in it.

So, what can you expect when you submit your film to our film festival:
🟢 Live screenings of your film in front of a severe and multinational audience
🟢 Audience feedback with the evaluations of your film. This feedback is very important for further film distribution as well.
🟢 Promotion of your film on our social media and among our customers and site visitors
🟢 Pitching screenplays in front of filmmakers and producers
🟢 Professional jury awards.
🟢 Official Certificates and unique festival laurels for your film.
🟢 The Festival Winner receives the Trophy
🟢 Networking opportunities
🟢 Your film will be observed by buyers and channel representatives collaborating with our project and our festival.
🟢 You can receive further distribution opportunities from our team based on your film screening results

And most of the fun, pleasure, honor, and big hug emotions!

Best Feature horror (51min and longer)
Best Short horror (50 min and shorter)
Best Supernatural horror
Best Paranormal horror
Best Monster/Witchcraft/Vampire horror
Best Slasher/Gore horror
Best Zombie horror
Best Psychological horror
Best Comedic horror
Best Special effects
Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Actor/Actress
Fan Award Winner
Audience Award Winner

The event WINNER receives the Trophy.
All the Award Winners receive the Award sign, the certificate, and the laurels.
The selected films may receive offers for further distribution in theaters or/and TV or/and streaming services

The official festival language is English.
The festival accepts films in any language from around the world according to the terms mentioned in the rules of the category.
All films in the not English language must have subtitles in English.
All films must be completed in production in 2019 or later.
The screenplay must be written in English. The screenplay must be in an industry-standard format. The font must be a 12-point Courier or equivalent (recommended). A title page containing the title, author's name, and contact info. The screenplay must not have been previously sold or currently under option.
The festival accepts web links or uploaded to the festival website materials only, DVDs are not accepted.
After a film or screenplay has been officially selected, the author will be notified.
Official selection does not mean that the filmmaker’s film or screenplay will be screened or awarded at the festival.
All submissions must be completed by the date indicated on the festival’s website.
All submissions to the festival are to be paid by credit card or PayPal via the platforms mentioned on the festival’s website.
The submission fee is non-refundable.
The festival does not give any fee waivers.
The selected films are shown live at the venues determined by the festival producers for the current festival edition.
Films may be screened online on the festival website in addition to live screenings if the filmmaker does not prohibit it.
The selected screenplay loglines are published on the festival website.

Awards, Prizes, Winners Determination.

The Category Award Winners are determined by the Festival Jury.
The Fan Award Winners are determined according to the voting on social media.
The Event Winner is determined by the voting during the live screening event audience voting results. The attendees fill out the event protocols rating the selected films by their estimates (from 1 to 9). After the event is concluded the estimates are counted. The Event Winner receives the most estimates among all the films. The Section Audience Award Winners receive the most estimates among the films included in the Section. If the Event Winner and the Section Audience Award Winner are the same films, the Section Audience Award goes to the next film after the Event Winner received fewer estimates. If there are films that receive equal estimates, the festival producer’s protocol estimate is prevail to determine the winner.
The Event Winner receives the Trophy.
All the Winners receive the Award sign, the certificate, and the laurels by contact email. They may receive the awards directly at the event if they (or their confirmed representatives) are present at the event.
The festival’s producer reserves the right to change prizes and awards without any notification to participants (or winners).
Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state, province or territory and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance or use not specified herein as being provided.
The Festival Producer may set the additional awards, award signs, and prizes before the event.

Overall Rating
  • VJ Maury

    What I appreciate about this festival is they are real filmmakers who go the extra kilometer to make it happen.
    I want Invasion of the Zombats in 3D!!! produced in Georgia.

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much VJ!
    Your screenplay was prepared at the highest level.
    We're proud to share it with our producers and filmmakers.

    We wish you the further success!


  • Loren Lepre

    Happy to of been apart of this film fest. 🙏

    Congratulations to all the winners.

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Loren!

    Happy to show your film to the audience.

    Warm regards,
    The Festival Team

  • I was delighted to win Bloody Mirror awards for my short script SIGHT SPECIFIC and for my first film, the short LATE SLEEPER! Very encouraging! And the certificates are handsome and impressive.

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Dear Peter,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We're proud to share your short and screenplay with our audience.
    We wish you the further success!

    The Festival Team

  • Karinthal McCray

    Thank you very much for selecting my script "The Curse of Greed" as an Award Winner & also for the Official Selection for my script "Alterated." I humbly appreciate it a lot.

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Dear Karinthal,

    Thank you for your review,

    We wish you a great success with your scripts!

    Warm regards,
    The Festival Team

  • So gratitude for the privilege of being a part of this hauntingly excellent film festival. Your spooktacular hospitality and the opportunities provided to us filmmakers have been truly exceptional.

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much!
    We're happy to share your awesome short with our audience,
    We wish you all the best in future and will be happy to see and showcase your next movies.

    Warm regards,
    Vladimer and the festival team