Stormy Weather Horror Fest (SWHF) is a female-driven, online independent film festival that celebrates the horror, thriller, and sci-fi genres.
SWHF was created in January 2017 by two horror enthusiasts, Amanda Reno, an Actress and Producer in Atlanta, GA, and Sannah Parker, a Chattanooga, TN based Director and Editor.
In 2016, Sannah and Amanda created their horror short, TWIN (@TWIN_shortfilm) which is currently making its rounds in film festivals both nationally and internationally right now. The primary goal in creating this festival is to engage with other independent horror filmmakers and help get your films seen.
This festival is year-round, with nominations and awards announced each season. At the end of every winter, spring, summer and fall, winners will be chosen in various categories. Winners for Best Horror Short, Best Horror Feature, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Outstanding Female Filmmaker will be featured on our website and social media, and some winners will be asked for interviews, so that we can write up some positive press to further help to promote your film.
We look forward to viewing your submissions!
Awards & Prizes
Best Horror Short (15 minutes or less)
Best Horror Feature (40 minutes or more)
Best Scream Queen
Best Big Bad
Outstanding Female Filmmaker
Rules & Terms
All films must be horror, thriller, or sci-fi to qualify for nominations and awards.
Winners will be chosen at the end of each season.
Films may be submitted for consideration more than once if not previously accepted.