The Killer Valley Horror Film Festival was founded in 2007 by filmmaker Randy Granstrom. For 17 years we've been showcasing the best in indie horror and sci-fi.

KVHFF is a one-night event featuring a collection of horror and sci-fi shorts and sometimes a pre-selected feature, to an 18+ crowd. With the COVID shutting down our in-person fest for two years, we moved online, and in 2022 had our first in-person and online fest. If accepted your film will play both.

With limited time slots available, we're looking for shorter shorts, ideally 5 -10 minutes, 15 at the most. The films must have a serious horror or sci-fi vibe to them, if not, no matter how good it is, we won't show it!

If you're alumni of either our Comedy or Horror fest, a Jefferson State filmmaker, or shot your film in or around Southern Oregon/Northern California, send us a message and we can get you a free entry.

Best Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Special Effects

No money, but you get featured in our awards video and free entries for life into either of our fests!

We're pretty free-wheeling at Killer Valley Horror Film Fest, we're just looking to have one awesome night of horror-themed entertainment and to have some drinks with cool folks that enjoy scary flicks. We're mostly looking for audience-pleasing films. Films that make people gasp, or laugh, or even better both!

If you live in the area or want to make the trek to the festival, let us know, and we're that much more likely to admit your film into our fest. Is that fair, maybe not? But we want filmmakers to be able to see their film with an audience. We're all filmmakers ourselves, and this fest started as a way to get our goofy, gory films in front of people. As we continue to open it up to more filmmakers, we want the opportunity to meet you and for you to meet fans of horror directly. Of course, if we think your film kicks ass and you can't make it, we'd still love to show it. Thanks!

Overall Rating
  • Heather Turman

    The Team at Killer Valley was incredible. They were very communicative, professional and they made you feel like they were genuinely jazzed to throw a Horror Festival. In addition to their live event, they clearly put a great deal of effort into the online event, which made it easy for film fans from all over the world to tune in. It was such an honor to be included this year. Thank you, Killer Valley!

    November 2023
  • Kevin Lucero Less

    Thank you Killer Valley for selecting my film "Teacher's Pet" into your outstanding film festival. It was a great honour to be involved. Professional: communications, laurels, website, and awards. Highly recommended. Cheers!

    November 2023
  • nathan crooker

    Fantastic event - really well organised and it's all about the love of genre film! The love for short films was strong as well - a big thank you to all involved. Can't wait to submit again!

    November 2022
  • Surfman Gorehound

    Wonderful fest!! Thank u so much

    November 2022
  • Kate Darion

    Wow! What a fantastic festival! Such cool people here! Really glad to be part of all of it! Hope to show something else at the fest in the future! Thanks again!

    December 2021