Tampa Bay Screams Horror Convention and Film Festival is now in its 5th year. Enter your Horror, Sci-fi or Thriller for a chance to screen at this years event. The event is 2 days from August 28rd thru August 29th 2019. There will be distribution representatives, special guest, interviews and awards at the event. We accept short and features.

Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director, Best SpecialF/X

The rules are your full length film or short must be Horror/Sci-Fi/ Thriller or Exploitation.
No waivers!

Overall Rating
  • Matt Rotman

    An amazing festival with a focus on the filmmakers and independent horror cinema, in general. The organizers do a great job promoting the festival at the convention. I hope to be invited back next year!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank You for your review, We are gearing up for our next show in 2020, keep an eye out!

  • Mikey McMurran

    This festival is awesome! I wasn’t able to attend in person, but Sean was always very communicative and very fast at responding to my questions. One of my actresses was able to attend and had a blast at the convention and we had a very good response to our film.
    Thanks Sean! Would definitely enter this festival again!

    September 2019
  • Matthew Monelli

    This was a great festival for upcoming film makers.

    September 2019
  • Kai Erfurt

    Thaaank You for your festival.

    September 2019
  • David Koenig

    I have had my film Death Comes Twice accepted into a few festivals but was only able to attend Grindhouse Video's. They did a great job organizing the pack so that each film blended in nicely with the others. I made some great connections here and it seems many of the films shown are being looked at by a major industry producer for possible distribution. Sean and Mike were excellent to work with.

    September 2019