The Midwest Horror Fest is a film festival created for independent filmmakers by independent filmmakers.

HM&M Films have teamed up AGAIN for the 3rd year with Rad Entertainment to bring you this exciting opportunity to not only have your film seen by fans who love and appreciate this genre, but also a chance to win awards & meet some great new people along the way!

The Midwest Horror Fest will be held at The State Theater located in the heart of Logansport, Indiana. A beautiful theater with a rich history. This year we are going to do things a little differently, the 2019 Midwest Horror fest will be both a show can attend and watch LIVE or you will also be able to stream the whole show LIVE from anywhere in the world!!

Fri, Sat & Sun Oct 4th - 6th. Fri 6 pm-10 pm Sat 11 am - 11 pm & Sun 11 am - 4 pm. EST

There will be Vendors, Artist's, Live Burlesque, Special Guests and more!

There will also be food vendors and a bar on site so you purchase food and drinks throughout the festival.

If you’re a vendor and would like to rent a table, please email us for more information:

Feature length films and Short films that are selected will be shown throughout The Weekend. Check out the photos section for ALL the Official Selections & Movie Schedule!

So, get those films submitted! And join us for a weekend of Horror, Sci-Fi & Grindhouse films, LIVE Burlesque, Magic, Drinks, Tattoos & More!

Fri, Sat & Sun Oct 4th - 6th. Fri 6 pm-10 pm Sat 11 am - 11 pm & Sun 11 am - 4 pm. EST

Awards will be given for:
Best feature & Short in each Genre. (Horror, Sci-Fi & Grindhouse)

Best Actor and Actress
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Special Effects
Most Original Film
Best Score
Best Trailer
Best Animated Film
Best Villain
Best Kill
Best Scream Queen

All features must be over 45 mins and all short films must be under 45 mins. All movies must either be in English or contain English subtitles. We are accepting submissions from anywhere in the world.
You, the film maker are responsible for the content & consent and can provide proof of ownership or permission to broadcast the materials such as score, soundtrack, that may be included in your film.
Want to submit your trailer for just $5? There are two ways you can do this, you can upload it to Filmfreeway as a project and submit that way or you can send us $5 via Paypal & include a download link in the message when you check out! or email us the link after you pay at

If you are interested in renting booth space for this event please email us at
Spaces are very limited! Each booth will consist of an 8 ft table and 2 chairs (Included) Electricity should also be available for each space. Prices are very affordable.

Overall Rating
  • It’ was awesome keep up the good work

    March 2020
  • Johannes Lilja

    I would happily recommend this festival to anyone. We're honored that our short film "Alisa" was an official selection and even won some awards. Many thanks all the way from Finland!

    November 2019
  • I did not get to attend the festival, but communication was great. Good folks involved in this.

    October 2019
  • I wasn't able to attend but all of the communication I had with this festival was fast and top-notch. I hope to be able to make it to the fest someday!

    October 2019
  • Kevin McGuiness

    I was lucky enough to have my short film "The Wedding Guest" screen at the "Midwest Horror Fest" and the organizers were incredibly warm and provided terrific communication.

    October 2019