As mainstream horror loses its inventiveness, we are on a search to highlight and celebrate indie filmmakers who are reviving the genre in scary and creative ways. Are you a horror filmmaker who has a film or video that can bring fresh and exciting suspense back to Hollywood? We look forward to discovering and celebrating your work!
Each year, the jury panel will review the films submitted and the films selected for screening will be up for the following awards to be presented at the festival:
♛QUEEN OF HORROR AWARD♛
(best of festival for female director)
♛KING OF HORROR AWARD♛
(best of festival for male director)
♘ INDEPENDENT DARK SOUL AWARD ♘
(film with the most unique shock factor)
♙ AUDIENCE SCREAM AWARD ♙
(voted as the audience's favorite)
♗ BEST HORROR FEATURE
♗ BEST HORROR SHORT
♗ BEST STUDENT HORROR
♗ BEST EXPERIMENTAL HORROR
♗ BEST ANIMATION HORROR
♗ BEST MOCKUMENTARY HORROR
♗ BEST NEW MEDIA HORROR
♗ BEST MONSTER FILM
♗ BEST SUPERNATURAL FILM
♗ BEST PANDEMIC FILM
♗ BEST SUSPENSE THRILLER
♗ BEST HORROR MUSIC VIDEO
♗ BEST HORROR TRAILER
L.A. Indie Horror Fest is now accepting entries for its 2021 edition festival. Submissions of artists’ and independent film from any part of the world are welcome.
We recommend that non-English language films be subtitled in English.
You may submit more than one project. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!
L.A. Indie Horror Fest reserves the right to use small portions and stills of accepted films for publicity and promotion of the festival event.
By submitting, the filmmaker declares that they are the rightful owner of their film.
I have read and agree to the Festival submission and general rule requirements and certify that I am authorized to submit this film to the L.A. Indie Horror Fest. If a payment is disputed, the account holder may be subject to any fees. I understand that L.A. Indie Horror Fest is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt of any film submitted for a showcase and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless L.A. Indie Horror Fest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
L.A. Indie Horror Fest is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival. Once an entry payment has been processed, a refund cannot be provided. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.