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.

Submit now to be featured as part of the 2023 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival!

**NOTE: The 2022 Los Angeles International Horror Film Festival is coming up in July! So stay tuned for that! For filmmakers that submitted to the 2022 season, check your inboxes for all information and updates in the next few weeks.

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The 2022 Los Angeles International Horror Film Film Festival is being held through an immersive online festival event venue that will span across 72 hours: Loaded up with resources, panels, interviews, masterclasses, accessible tools, networking opportunities, educational opportunities and of course, a whole lot of incredible, privately screened films. We can't wait to see you there!

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 Animation
Best Director
Best Student Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
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, 2018.

-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.

Overall Rating
  • I'm very honored my horror feature, "Box of Glass", was selected as a Quarterfinalist! Thank you for enjoying my work and making it part of your festival!!

    September 2022
  • Bartosz Inglot

    Happy and honoured to be part of 2022 edition. Great choice of films, great filmmaker extras. Definitely worth a submission.

    August 2022
    Response from festival:

    Glad you enjoyed, Bartosz! Thank you for the kind words.

  • Thank you LA International Horror Film Festival for making my script THE BOTTOM OF FALLOW LAKE a Quarter Finalist! I was very pleasantly surprised by the BOUNTY offered via the online festival! I highly recommend this friendly and informative FEST! Thanks again!
    Jeanne Taylor

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations, Jeanne! We're thrilled to hear you had a good time. Our team would love to see more of your work in the future!

  • Awesome Festival, would Recommend anyone who has a Dark Mind for the Horror Genre to definitely submit their work.

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Mike! All dark minds are definitely welcome!

  • Great festival. I highly recommend it.

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, Thorsten! Glad you enjoyed.