Sin City Horror Fest was founded in 2016 by friends and fellow filmmakers Mike Lenzini, Drew Marvick, Darren Flores, Justin Bergonzoni, and Clay Lake. The quintet have a passion for film and the horror genre and wanted to create an outlet for independent horror filmmakers to showcase and celebrate their work.

Our 2019 Award Winners!

Feature Films

Best Film: Z
Best Director: Antonio Pantoja, One Must Fall
Best Screenplay: Jason Zink, Straight Edge Kegger
Best Cinematography: Bradley Stuckel, Z
Best Editing: Tabitha, Witch of the Order
Best Actor: Barry Piacente, One Must Fall
Best Actress: Eliza Jacobson, Tabitha, Witch of the Order
Best Special FX: One Must Fall
Best Sound Design: Z
Best Score: Z
Best Kill: Straight Edge Kegger, Death By Beer Bong
Best Killer: One Must Fall

Short Films

Best Film: Cerdita / Piggy
Best Director: Sam Zapian, Always
Best Screenplay: Joseph Mueller, Brutal Realty, INC.
Best Cinematography: Ryan Galvan, Always
Best Editing: House Hunting
Best Actor: David Kurtz, Always
Best Actress: Laura Galan, Cerdita / Piggy
Best Special FX: Filth
Best Score: The Darlings
Best Sound Design: The Desecrated
Best Kill: Brutal Realty, Sign Stab
Best Killer: The Muffin Man

Congratulations to all of the winners!

- SIN CITY HORROR FEST is open to all short and feature films that fall under the horror genre.
- All entries must be submitted via Private Link through FilmFreeway for review purposes.
- Must own all rights to the work that you're submitting or have permission which you must show proof of.
- The main contact submitting must be authorized to do so and must have permission from any sales agents or distributors involved.
- When completing the submission process you agree to have the necessary rights for screening the film at SIN CITY HORROR FEST.
- Submissions fees are non-refundable and final.
Foreign language films are welcomed however, we must insist that non-English dialogue movies be subtitled in English. We prefer not to have them dubbed.
- Only one film per entry however, you may submit as many films and shorts as you want.
- There are NO Specified Dates required for Production.
- Entrants will permit Sin City Horror Fest to use the title of the work submitted, log-line, names, contact information and/ or likeness & publicity stills in pre & post publicity & promotional efforts.
- Please let us know if the screening will be a Premiere of any kind. World/ US/ Nevada/ etc.
-Dates for the festival are subject to change

Overall Rating
  • Melissa Del Rosario

    Sin City Horror Fest was a fantastic film festival to be apart of! Hope to be able to submit & screen at this festival every year going forward. The organizers behind the festival are on it; very accommodating, helpful, and responsive. The horror content is great and we were able to enjoy every day at the festival. Most if, not all screening's were sold out and our film's reception was so great, sold out to the point of some people standing to watch our block. Networking opportunities and great spotlight on filmmakers at Q&A. Lucky enough to say my team won a few awards; and they were the best trophies I have ever gotten from a film festival so far. Highly recommend submitting!

    October 2019
  • Ethan Blum

    Awesome fest! Organizers are super responsive and passionate about the work they are screening. Great films in a great theater, hope I can submit again soon.

    October 2019
  • The festival was extremely well organized and everyone working there was very friendly. I'll definitley submit again next year!

    October 2019
  • Jeff Sanders

    I had the privilege of showing my film How to be a Good Housewife there and could not have been happier. They are very accommodating, film-loving people who really care about movies and filmmakers! Will be attending again for sure.

    September 2019
  • My newborn was the only thing that could keep me from attending Sin City Horror Fest '19. Horror Movies + Sin City. What more could you want? This crew of horror lovers were super-friendly and helpful, even sending me a list of hotels to stay at. The line up looked great too. Although I wasn't able to attend a filmmaker friend who also was screening at SCHH told me it was a great time. Can't wait to attend in the future.

    September 2019