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.

All winners receive a trophy presented during our awards gala.


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.

Overall Rating
  • Brian Ostering

    Great festival, as always! Even in these Covid times, Larry and his team made this a great experience!

    December 2020
  • I really enjoyed my time at the NFFHF! The organizers were friendly and appreciative. The filmmakers were lively! Wonderful after party experience.

    February 2020
  • Larry and his team work hard to make the entire experience memorable for filmmakers and viewers alike. I stayed at the festival for an entire day and enjoyed the variety of films selected and the overall vibe. The venue is a movie theater which is something I especially appreciated, they have interviews available, a professional photographer, the awards ceremony is really well done and everyone is amicable. I can’t say enough about how much Larry does to make the event a big deal. I’d recommend not only submitting your film, but it’s a great event to attend even if you aren’t involved.

    December 2019
  • My horror short “Old Mrs. Jenkins” was one of the film selections at the 2019 NEFF Horror Fest. I must say that I was EXTREMELY happy with our screening! The venue was held in an actual movie theatre so all of the films were shown on a nice big screen. The red carpet section was located in a room to the side which eliminated the lobby traffic problem that most other festivals have. A complimentary dinner was even provided for the attendees after the awards ceremony. I'm definitely submitting future projects here. It was well worth the submission fee. Good job guys!

    December 2019
  • While I sadly didn’t attend the festival, the communication was awesome! Did not regret submitting my script to the festival at all; would gladly submit more of my work to the festival! 😇

    December 2019