The Night of fear festival has been running for 5 years in support of The Little Warriors charity. Aside from being a fully comprehensive Halloween festival with many events and activities including a haunted house, an escape room, a vampire ball and more.
This year we are adding the film festival to support the local film community, as well as bring more awareness to The Little Warriors foundation.
For this reason, while the festival is open to all of Canada, preference will be given to the Greater Edmonton area.

So what is the Little Warriors?
Little Warriors is a national, charitable organization based in Canada committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.

For more information, visit

Since this is the first year for our humble festival, we continue to build our prize inventory and this section will be updated as we add more.

PLEASE NOTE* All films that are accepted will be voted on by the audience via paper ballets.

Headshots package includes hair, makeup and 5 edited high resolution digital headshots. Valued at $320
*Appointment required

2 tickets to Comedy Factory Valued at $40

2 tickets to the St. Albert Dinner Theatre for their upcoming feature play "The Regifter's". This is a comedic play, filled with vulnerable human moments, and the meaning of Christmas. Includes buffet dinner and show, valued at $120.
Show runs November 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 2018

1. Films must be short films
2. Must be categorized as horror
3. If chosen you will need to submit a downloadable link to your film.
4. To receive your prize, you must be in attendance.
*If you are unable to attend, we will still be able to screen your film, you will just not be eligible for prizes.
5. Films must be high resolution.
6. If your film is selected, you will be notified by email, and will need your RSVP.
7. With the high number of submissions, we can give feedback, but it may take a while.

You are confirming and allowing the Night of Fear Festival to showcase your film through out the duration of the festival. We will not share your information or films with any other third parties without your approval. You agree that you are the filmmaker of these films, and have full authority to release them to us.

Overall Rating
  • What can I say... Canada and the US have always been supportive and motivating for our shorts. It was an honor to have been a part of this amazing event. Thank you very much!

    October 2018
  • Brian Connolly

    Had a great time at the first Night of Fear Festival. Will definitely go again next year. There were some excellent horror themed short films. Also, a great deal for filmmakers to enter.

    October 2018
  • Kevin McGuiness

    I was lucky enough to have my films screened at the "Night of Fear Festival" and the organizers were extremely friendly and very hospitable.

    October 2018
  • Eva Colmers

    This is a small festival with a big heart. The hard-working festival team really cares about genre films and filmmakers and I was impressed by the diverse, strong programming.
    Well, and I'm thrilled that our THE SUBURBANIGHT received the Best Villain award.

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Eva for bringing your work to our festival! What an amazing film you brought us!! I do hope that next year you will be submitting more work!! We are adding a few things to the festival. Like food and drinks right in the same area, a “step and repeat” as well as some great little perks for our Edmonton film makers!!