Horror ShowFest is a competitive Film Festival dedicated to Horror Short Films and Feature Films. The Call for submitting at 4th edition of Horror ShowFest is open from July 19th, 2021 to June 30th, 2022.

Best Horror Short Film;
Best Horror Feature Film.

ART. 1 - Submission
Registration for the competition has to be made by the on-line platforms. The director pays the fee ( not refundable) relative to the category and to the period of registration. The open call starts on July, 19th 2021 and closes on June, 30th 2022.

Earlybird Entry from 07/19/2021 to 09/29/2021 $ 15.00
Standard Entry from 09/30/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Late Entry from 12/02/2021 to 06/30/2022 $ 25.00

Earlybird Entry from 07/19/2021 to 09/29/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 09/30/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 12/02/2021 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

ART. 2 Submission requisites
Italian or foreign HORROR Short Films which last up to 30 minutes; Italian or foreign HORROR Feature Films which last up to 120 minutes.

ART. 3 Genres
It's an HORROR genre film festival. The author is responsible for the content and any disclaimers regarding the material submitted.

The audio-video file of the selected Film has to be sent via no later June 30th 2022 in the following formats: PAL , H264 1080p 24fp .mov or .mp4. Ways of sharing: WeTransfer or other file-sharing platforms to: horrorshowfest@gmail.com

Official notification date: July 12th 2022.
The Films received within the terms above, will be examined by Festival Staff that determines, unquestionably, the admission to the final stage of the Festival. The author(s) of selected films will be contacted by the organization. The full program of screenings will be published on the Festival social channels within July 12th 2022.

May be made a pre-selection of the Films before the late entry deadline, in this case the directors will be contacted by Festival Staff.


Festival Staff can use parts of the selected Films for advertising purposes via print, radio, trailer on TV or Cinema or Internet.

ART. 9 Acceptance of Rules and Regulations
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules. Festival Staff reserves the right to make any changes to the rules and regulations and how to deal with any controversial matters. It’s strictly forbidden to privately contact the staff and jury members during the selection period of the festival, punishment: exclusion from the competition.

Subscribers to the Horror ShowFest, agree as established by Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The author of the work declares to accept the regulation in all its parts, you have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any responsibility for the present and future. By entering the competition each author is responsible for the content of his works. The author declares to hold all rights to the work, not in any way prejudicing the rights of third parties, such as other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, along with those of music, etc. It also declares that the audiovisual material used is not protected by SIAE. Pursuant to the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the provision of data required and necessary for the completion of the documentation of enrollment in the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Unfortunately we weren't able to travel to Horror ShowFest because of covid restrictions, but the festival was very communicative and had a solid selection of films. Definitely a high quality festival and we will for sure be submitting in the future, with the hopes to attend in person next time!

    September 2021
  • HS is a must in every festival run. So proud to have been part of such an amazing experience.

    September 2020
  • They were lovely and we were thrilled to be chosen to be part of it. We're just sorry we couldn't make it to the show. We love Italy!

    June 2020