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.

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
  • Liz Lugo

    Awesome festival!!! Jason and his team are extremely passionate about horror, responsible, and provide filmmakers a proper platform to expose our works. Although I couldn't attend the festival, communication was extraordinary. Jason is kind, friendly, and will make you feel part of the family! He constantly gives updates about screenings and other information, including fun activities held during the festival. Can't wait to submit future projects to this outstanding festival and to attend Sinister Nights! Don't think it twice, take the risk and submit to SIN Film Festival. You won't regret it!

    December 2020
  • Great team who really understand what the Horror community wants to see and how to work with the filmmakers to make them feel at home in that community. Definitely will be submitting future work!!

    November 2020
  • Vahagn Karapetyan

    Fantastic festival. The team did a great job. I'm very grateful.

    November 2020
  • Scott Perry

    I had a terrific experience with the fine folks at the SIN Film Festival. When my film was accepted, they were open in communication, very friendly, and helped in getting my submission to them with no issue. Although I couldn't attend the festival due to the pandemic, I was given daily updates on when my film showed, and was informed of audience reaction. I received a few emails from those who attended telling me how much they enjoyed it and want to see more of my work.

    My utmost thanks and appreciation to the SIN Film Festival team. If you are a horror filmmaker looking for a fun filled, fan friendly festival for fellow horror fans to see, then you should definitely submit your film for next year's festival. I will again for sure.

    November 2020
  • Jason & SIN Film Fest deserve an enormous amount of credit for running a festival in these challenges times. Right off the bat, the communication was outstanding in terms of details, timing & sincerity. Jason truly cares about filmmakers and makes an attempt to connect them via groups. Additionally, the festival did a solid job of outreaching & promotion. This festival is worth it & a Top 30 Genre Fest in my eyes. PS - The trophy is outstanding and humbled with the "Pride" trophy. Thank you & congrats to the other filmmakers.

    November 2020