The Houston Horror Film Festival was created by an independent filmmaker and horror fan to recognize and showcase true independent horror.
We strive to cultivate a respected festival whose goal will be to showcase and celebrate the films and filmmakers! Filmmakers who attend will get the opportunity to meet and network with other filmmakers through of variety of events. We'll arrange for Q&A sessions with interested filmmakers after screenings.
Film selections will be made by a selection committee comprised of individuals involved independent filmmaking or the genre. The goal in selected our line up will be to provide our guests with a group of films that are diverse in subject matter, have compelling stories, and that showcase the creativity and passion present in the indie horror film scene today.
Awards will be given out during our Awards Ceremony. The categories include:
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Director (Feature)
Best Director (Short)
Best Actor (Feature)
Best Actress (Feature)
Best Actor (Short)
Best Actress (Short)
Best Screenplay (Feature)
Best Screenplay (Short)
Best Cinematography (Feature)
Best Cinematography (Short)
Best Special Effects (Feature)
Best Special Effects (Short)
Best Texas Film
The Houston Horror Film Festival is open to any film that can reasonable be considered horror and/or any of its sub-genres (slasher, supernatural, psychological, monsters, ect..) from any country. However, if the film is not in English, English subtitles are required.
For the 2023 festival the film must have been completed after June of 2019.
If accepted, the filmmaker will be asked to submit a digital copy of the film for the film screening.
By submitting your film, you agree:
That you have ownership and/or permission to submit the film for festival consideration.
That you have full rights to all music used in the film.
That you give Houston Horror Film Festival permission to screen your film at the event and utilize any submitted posters and/or images from the film in our advertising.
That if you choose to attend the festival, transportation and accommodation costs are your own responsibility.