In our third year, we are proud to announce the 2022 SIN Film Festival: Trinity! The SIN Film Festival is part of Sinister Nights, an interactive horror experience. Sinister Nights includes everything you love about horror conventions (celebrities, vendors, photo ops, panels, etc.), and ramps it up. Fans are integrated into the event in various ways. The SIN Film Festival serves to showcase the best of indie horror from around the world...and, to connect filmmakers with fans, as well as with each other.

Each award winner will receive a certificate for a copy of Final Draft® script writing software!

Our 2020 Awards Ceremony:

SIN Film Festival Objectives
- Providing exposure through various media to film makers and their films to the greater horror genre and its related subgenres (exploitation, sci-fi, dark comedy, etc.)
- Providing a robust and dynamically interactive experience for horror fans and horror genre filmmakers
- Academically fertile ground for the discussion of and growth of the genre and it’s subgenres
- Connecting the greater network of film professionals and fans
- Providing the ability for filmmakers and film professionals to network
- Providing honest and realistic cross-section of international horror for horror fans and genre professionals
- Strive to offer a well-rounded, robust, inclusive, experience for fans and filmmakers to connect, network, and grow
- Facilitate the negotiation and interaction of film professionals of a variety of film makers, and film fans
- Link the ultimate consumer with the filmmaker and their films
- Connection between the film fan and the filmmaker by linking a film festival with a horror film convention
- Unique experience in that film professionals can see real fans show an audience reception and reaction to a genre film
- Film and horror connoisseurs dedicated to the discovery, promotion, and appreciation of the independent horror film.
- Dedicated to the discovery, preservation, networking, education and enjoyment of film in the genre and subgenres
- Committed to supporting the horror genre and its subgenres
- Committed to serving and supporting the independent film maker within the genre and subgenres.

The "Sinners"

ENVY - Audience Choice
PRIDE - Best Film
GLUTTONY - Excess (Gore, Blood, Gratuitousness, etc)
GREED - Performance
LUST - Obsession
SLOTH - Best Director
WRATH - Rage

Sinister Nights, Inc. is hereby granted to the right to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the SIN Film Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The individual or corporation submitting shall indemnify and hold harmless Sinister Nights, Inc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening projects entered.

Overall Rating
  • Zivar Hojati

    I am very happy to be at the festival and win an award. But I have not yet received the Best Director Award.

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Sending the award to Iran has proven to be a challenge. It's been returned twice. Attempting again with the help of an Iranian national here in Miami.

  • Paul Travers

    We had a great time traveling down to Miami to Sin Fest. We did not know if it would happen due to COVID restrictions but they kept the Fest alive and we got to see a bunch of films and meet some of the other filmmakers attending. The location is great as everything is connected and easy to navigate to. Plenty of events and activities as the festival is run in tandem with Sinister Nights Horror Convention. I hope to be back again next year. Thanks to Jason and the rest of his amazing team for putting this on.

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Was great to see you and your crew! And such an amazing film!

  • Martin De La Cruz

    Fabulous festival. It was definitely a pleasure that "Luciferum" is part of SIN Film Festival. Excellent personalized attention by mail and everything was very great. Long live horror movies!

    September 2021
  • Sin Film Festival may be a newer genre festival but it’s already elevated itself above so many longer standing festivals and is sure to be one of the top players as it grows. The curation is excellent, the director Jason is encouraging, organized and helpful, and the marketing is clever. Looking forward to watching SFF grow and prosper.

    September 2021
  • Johnny Skinner

    SIN Film Festival was awesome! Two of our producers attended and had an amazing time. Venue was perfect and awards show was top notch. Jason was very attentive to our team and is a fantastic film festival director. Easily makes our "Go-To" list of festivals!

    September 2021