The Los Angeles International Horror Film Festival is the most exciting horror film festival in the modern filmmaking world. We're dedicated to showcasing films from the world's most talented genre filmmakers. Our program is packed with award-winning thriller and horror films from every corner of the world. This started as a way of showcasing our love for all things horror, and it's grown to be a complete, value-packed celebration of horror filmmaking surrounded by other incredible talented and passionate creators!
The Los Angeles International Horror Film Festival is loaded up with resources, tools, masterclasses, panels, industry opportunities, networking opportunities and of course: a whole lot of wonderful movies.
We believe in selecting and awarding films that leave an impact. Films that really stick with you beyond your viewing. Los Angeles International Horror Film Festival is a must for established and up-and-coming filmmakers alike, who have created short and feature films that audiences will not and can not forget. We believe in integrating both films from seasoned professionals, as well as passionate new filmmakers, so we can create the chance to connect both sides of the industry and provide the most opportunity: in terms of creativity and professional presence.
Our selection committee programs every type of film in the broad genre of horror films: from sci-fi, to thriller, to slasher, and everything in between.
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**The 2023 Film Festival is coming up at the end of this month - So keep an eye out on your inbox if you've submitted to this year's event!
The season we've just opened for submissions is the 2024 edition of the festival, so if you've submitted to the 2023 event, stay tuned! See you next month!
Winners in all categories will be awarded and announced live at the awards show!
ALL Finalists and Official Selections will receive full festival passes to the event. These passes will include everything the festival offers!
Awards will be presented across the following categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Super Short Film
Best Student Director
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Short Screenplay
All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.
-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.
-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.
-By submitting to the festival you give consent to the festival programming staff to screen your work in front of the private audience of the Los Angeles International Horror Film Festival community.
-There is no minimum running time.
-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2020.
-All horror genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, sci-fi, gore, thriller, slasher, etc.)
-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.
-Submission Fees are non-refundable