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
  • Max Groah

    A gem of a fest.
    The organizers are terrific. The venue was awesome. There is a bar in the screening auditorium and the audience was having a blast for each screening.
    There were also tables in the lobby to sell merch for your film.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Max and it was a pleasure to finally meet you and your gang!!! Hope to see more of your work again soon!

  • I am so sorry I couldn’t attend the festival this year. Excellent communication, I loved your updates on Facebook, very friendly. So happy you selected The Music of John Low and very proud it was awarded Best Score and Best Cinematography. Looking forward to attend this festival and meet you guys another year.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you and congrats again! your film was adored by the crowd and we look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

  • Tommy Sigmon

    Thanks for accepting my film! Great festival!

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    You are very welcome, thanks again!

  • Brooklyn Ewing

    This is one of my favorite festivals. The love for independent film is real. Not only was the fest filled with people who truly love horror, but it felt like a family. The screenings looked fantastic. They offer really fun after parties. They allow for filmmakers to sell their merchandise. And they fest runners are so caring and thoughtful. I cannot wait to make another film, so I can submit to Midwest again next year. Heck, even if I didn’t have a film playing I would love to attend.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Brooklyn! We loved your film and you have an amazing team, Excited to see what else you bring! Thanks again!

  • Brian Dorton

    First year at the film fest and we showed our film and we had an absolute amazing time! The State Theater itself is an amazing event space, super friendly staff and crew, and everyone was so friendly. Very interactive crowd. They had lots of entertainment for the night from magician, burlesque performs, stand up comedy, live bands, and even a contains contest. Everyone was like a big supportive family of each other, great atmosphere!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Wow thank you so much! It was great to meet you and spend time with you! Everyone loved the film and congrats again on the award!! See you next year!!