The Indie Horror Film Festival returned from the dead in 2010 under the management of Breaking Fate Entertainment with hopes of swallowing mortals whole and filling their souls with a thirst for blood and horror. The Indie Horror Film Festival screened films from all over the world and brought the best of blood, gore and horror to the big screen for you to enjoy!

We are sad to announce that following the end of the 2023 festival season, Indie Horror Film Festival will be going on a potentially permanent hiatus. This has come for a number of reasons and It is always possible that it could come back to life in the future, but for now the Festival Director / Owners are discontinuing this festival to explore other opportunities.

Thank you all for 13 Bloody Years! *Cheers


The Indie Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival and mixed media event. We strive to support independent film by providing a venue and screen for them to be seen.

We are what many call a filmmakers film festival, as beyond the average horror fan, we want to encourage attendance by filmmakers in effort to see them network with others and possibly see future collaboration together on future projects.

The Indie Horror Film Festival started in 2005 (known then as "Indy Horror Film Festival") by Gatlin Pictures (Jason Davis - Horror Author / Festival Founder). The festival gain some size but then disappeared for a couple years. In 2010 Breaking Fate Entertainment (Willy Adkins - Producer) joined Davis in an effort to bring the Indy "Back from the Dead". Since the new effort, Breaking Fate Entertainment has continued to bring the event back annually ever since welcoming visitors and filmmakers from all over the world!

We strive to support independent film, and promote all types of dark art. We go the extra mile to get recognition beyond the festival alone for the amazingly talented people in this industry. Even films submitted to us that don't get accepted for the festival are very often reviewed and written about by one of our columnists for one of our websites including Breaking Fate Magazine or the Cinema Soup Podcast! We also offer distribution at will to our independent film / tv network, Breaking Fate TV!

Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;

3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;

4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;

5 . I hold The Indie Horror Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;

6 . I hold The Indie Horror Film Festival, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

8 . I give permission for The Indie Horror Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

9 . I give permission for The Indie Horror Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.


There is NO 'Film Made By' date. We have shown horror films from as early as the 30's. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.

Films with distribution are still eligible

Films with any premiere status are eligible

Films showing nudity are permissible, however sexual penetration will be disqualified.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.

Award Winners will be announced LIVE at The Indie Horror Film Festival!

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival. The communication was clear and concise and I received everything I needed. The quality of films screened were as high as any festival I have been apart of. And I really appreciate the fact that the festival director went over the filmmakers in detail how their selection/judging process worked. I had a very good experience overall and will definitely consider submitting future projects to The Indie Horror Film Festival.

    September 2023
  • Maggie Dominiak

    Lovely festival and amazing people behind it. Everything was incredibly professional and well managed! I was lucky enough to win best short script at this year’s festival. Everyone was kind and communicative.

    August 2022
  • It was fantastic to have our NZ short film 'Be Quiet' take part in the 2022 festival, and to have it receive nominations for Best Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound :) Great communication, great festival, wish I could have attended!

    July 2022
  • I can't say enough wonderful things about this festival! Willy was SO communicative and I felt that one-on-one attention that you don't always get with film festivals. I kick myself that I wasn't able to attend the event in-person (the venue looked absolutely amazing) but I was so honored to see that our project, "No Trophies," not only won for "Best Writer" but was nominated in several categories! What a fantastic experience! Can't wait to receive the digital certificate and share it on social media. Thank you to The Indie Horror Film Festival for your professionalism, great communication and for truly caring about the filmmaker experience, keep up the fantastic work!

    July 2022
  • Great stuff! Amazing communication! I aim to return with a new short next time.

    August 2021