Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest is the sister festival of Northeast Film Festival.

Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest showcases top independent films in the genres of horror and thriller, from established filmmakers as well as new talent. The high quality films, selected by a committee, includes features and shorts as well as screenplays. The festival is hosted in Teaneck New Jersey at the historic Teaneck Cinemas; with an after party to relax and network during the festival in style and spirit. In addition, we offer an atmosphere for the film enthusiast to interact with filmmakers as well as filmmakers being able to interact and network with each other and industry professionals.

During past Northeast Film Festivals, we have had celebrities attend such as: Lloyd Kaufman, Sam Sherman, Harry Lennix, Vinnie Pastore, David Harris, Gianni Russo, producers from NBC, CBS, HBO, among many others.

Awards & Prizes

All winners receive a trophy presented during our awards gala.

Rules & Terms


1. NEFFHF competition categories are open to the United States and International entries.

2. Films must submit preview screeners on DVD (NTSC) or Blu-Ray or via online through our submission platform. Any other method must receive prior approval from the festival.

3. Foreign language entries must have English language subtitles.

4. Entries must have been completed in the past 5 years.

5. Applicants may submit as many entries as they wish, as long as each entry has a separate entry form and fee.

6. Entries must include contact information, with both an email address and phone number if possible, on all DVD and Blu-Ray submissions.

7. For DVD and Blu-Ray submissions, please submit in sturdy containers and/or bubble wrap to avoid damage. No fiber filled envelopes. DVD and Blu-Ray submissions will not be returned to the submitters.

8. NEFFHF has the right to screen any film or projects submitted to the Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest.

9. In order to receive the award trophy, the project's producer or director must be present, unless a physical festival is not held.

10. If officially selected, it is the responsibility of the submitter to send the festival their film in DVD, Blu-Ray, or digital format.

11. Screening copies will not be returned to the submitter, unless a pre-paid return mailer is included.

12. All decisions made by the festival are final and at their discretion.

Payments can be made through FilmFreeway by credit card, or by check or money order. If payment is not made by credit card through FilmFreeway, the submission must also include a check or money order of the appropriate funds made out to: Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest or NEFFHF. Send all materials to: Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest, PO Box 2026. Teaneck, NJ 07666. Submission fees are non-refundable.

10 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Christian A. MorĂ¡n

    The Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest is an AWESOME festival to be part of! They give your film an excellent venue to screen at, a real movie theater. They also have a red carpet and interviews for the filmmakers. If you love horror and have a horror film this is the place to screen at!

    January 2017
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    Killer Falls

    A wonderful festival run by great people who, it's clear to see, are passionate about films. The films had substance to them. High quality. A nice theater with after party and free food at the after party. Networking. A true gem to the indie film scene and hard working indie filmmakers.

    December 2016
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    Dianna Aberdeen

    Had such a great time at Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest. I heard good things about the festival and my expectations were far exceeded. I met some wonderful filmmakers and saw plenty of great work. The festival was well organized and ran smoother than most others I've been to. The festival director and staff made me feel welcome. This is definitely a festival worth submitting to and attending. I plan to come back next year, even if I don't have another film there.

    December 2016
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    Brandi Alyssa Young

    This was an exceptional festival! We absolutely LOVED it. Communication was wonderful, Larry was very responsive, welcoming and accommodating! The awards show was done very well! We had no idea who was nominated for what, until they were announced. I was nominated and WON Best Actress! I still cannot believe it! I was also up against Melissa Archer, a well known Celebrity Soap star! This just blew my mind! Totally unplanned and I had no idea until they were announced! The networking was awesome, we all met some really good people to keep in touch with! We've made some great new contacts! All of the films were very well done and interesting, high quality Indie Films! This is a must do, especially for those filmmakers in the Tri-State area that can go to the actual festival! Wonderful! We each look forward to keeping in touch with all the new friends we met! Thank you Larry!

    December 2016
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    Felipe Pena

    Best experience as a filmmaker. Festival Director Larry Rosen really loves indie films and it shows through how great this festival is. I'm proud to have been a part of it...

    December 2016