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

HM&M Films have teamed up AGAIN for a 2nd 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.

Fri, Sat & Sun Oct 26th-28th. 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 even Tattoos!

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 26th-28th. 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
  • Becki Pantling

    I had a film screen as part of Midwest Horror Fest 2017, and as a UK-based submitter, I can honestly say that our only regret was not being able to attend what looked like a fabulous event! Great communication, publicity and clearly a big effort by the team to make it a good experience.

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the kind words, we hope that we can work together again in the future!

  • Justin Armao

    Cannot say enough about this festival. Their first year and they went all out with vendors, food, burlesque show, cool hosts, and nicely designed awards. Very friendly highly recommended

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! Means a lot!! We look forward to having you next year!

  • Michael Fausti

    Great festival, very supportive, with first rate communication throughout. Recommended!

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks again! and we are glad that you are Happy! Means A lot!


    An absolute awesome bunch of guys. If every festival was run with the passion and commitment that Dan and his team has, the festival circuit world would be unstoppable!

    Thanks for screening The Flytipper gents and thanks for being a pleasure to work with.

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you kindly and Congrats again Marc!!!

  • Alan Deprez

    A nice young festival. Too bad I wasn't able to attend it. The festeam's members are both very kind (Daniel in the first place) and their communication's good. I was delighted that our short film "Cruel is the night" ("Cruelle est la nuit") was screened at the right place, just after the Burlesque Show :-)

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Alan! it was our pleasure!!