The mission of the non-profit, Idaho Horror Film Festival is to shine a spotlight on Idaho’s burgeoning film making community while showcasing the very latest in horror films from around the globe.

The Idaho Horror Film Festival is the premier genre film event in the State. The 5th annual IHFF was a smash success and we can't wait for you to scare us in 2019! As organizers, we couldn't have been more impressed with the submissions we received. The Idaho Horror Film Festival garnered excellent press and community support/attendance for this event. Boise offers a unique experience for attending filmmakers. It is a walkable, and welcoming city that is excited to play host to our Festival. IHFF screens at the 750 person, historic (and haunted) Egyptian Theater in the heart of downtown Boise. From private parties to public bashes IHFF treats filmmakers and festival goers to the film/ filmmaker connection that is so important.

IHFF will be accepting submissions in five categories; feature length, shorts, animated, foreign and "Spud and Guts", a category for locals only.

Awards will be given for
Best of the Fest

1st place awards in the following categories:
Best Feature Length Film
Best Short Film
Best Animated Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Spud and Guts Film

We excitedly await your film!

Awards will be given for Best of the Fest, Audience Choice, and 1st place awards in each categories.

Idaho Horror Film Festival is proud to be partnering with InkTip. Through InkTip qualified producers, directors, agents, managers, and actors are able to more easily find good scripts and screenwriters gain more exposure for their work. More than 200 feature films have been made from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

InkTip will provide a prize package of one (1) InkTip Script Listings for the winners of Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, and the Best "Spud and Guts" Film to assist in providing them exposure. InkTip Script Listings provide writers/filmmakers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.

GENERAL RULES
• All submissions to the Idaho Horror Film Festival (the "Festival") must include,
in one delivery: (a) a completed and signed copy of the Festival Submission Form located at www.idahohorrorfilmfestival.org (b) the applicable entry fee; and (c) the submission. Multiple entries require multiple submission packages. All submissions are subject to these guidelines and rules (the "Festival Rules").
Submission deadlines for this festival are posted at FilmFreeway and on the IHFF web site.
• Film submissions must be provided on DVD NTSC, Blu-ray, or on a digital file (please test before sending) and be available for screening on Blu-Ray,
• Digital HD, or .mov file
• Submissions must be English language or English subtitled.
• Include title and name of contact on all media, materials and containers.
• Do not use fiber-padded envelopes to send videotapes - the residue ruins tapes and equipment.
• Do not send originals. The Festival is not responsible for materials lost or damaged in transit.
• Submissions must be available for screening during the Idaho Horror Film Festival, October 17-19 2019
• Idaho Horror Film Festival reserves the right to change submission categories.
Eligibility and category determinations, along with prize awards, are the sole discretion of the Festival.
• Submissions may be screened more than once during the Festival.
• We ONLY accept films from a horror, suspense, thriller, schlock or science fiction genre. Films will be accepted in the following categories: feature length, shorts, animated foreign or the “locals only” category of Spud and Guts.

Overall Rating
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Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jeremy Herbert

    I sadly couldn't make it out, but my cinematographer did. His increasingly stunned texts said enough. IHFF is one of the premiere horror festivals in the country. They treat attending filmmakers like royalty and their films with the same care. The theater is one-of-a-kind. The communication is quick and courteous. I already know, next opportunity I get, I have to make it out to Boise. You should, too.

    November 2019
  • Mia'kate Russell

    What a great festival!! Thank you for showing ‘Maggie May’ it was an honour to play there x

    October 2019
  • Elizabeth Findley

    this is one of my favorite festivals and they treat filmakers really well here.

    October 2019
  • Zeshaan Younus

    One of the best festival experiences I've had to date. Truly amazing. The IHFF team is incredible, the venue is beautiful, and Boise is a dream. What more could you ask for? A huge thank you to everyone at IHFF. I'm so grateful to have been included in this year's selections and cannot wait to come back.

    October 2019
  • Vincente DiSanti

    Overall Womp Stomp Films was very happy with our experience at the 2018 Idaho Horror Film Festival. Molly and her team did an amazing job with this year's festival, everything from the line up of great genre films to the overall experience of the weekend.

    Genre filmmakers should really make it a point to not only submit, but also make plans to attend this event by all means necessary. Aside from all the great social events put on by the festival, downtown Boise is full of fun things to do and the weekend offers plenty of opportunity to network with filmmakers from all over the country.

    The festival staff also goes the extra mile to make sure their filmmakers are well cared for and keep up with constant communication leading up to the event.

    The best part about the weekend of course is being able to watch your film in the beautiful Egyptian Theater, an amazing (and haunted!) venue that only adds to the atmosphere of the weekend.

    The only thing left to say is that Womp Stomp Films is looking forward to attending this festival for years to come!

    November 2018