Tampa Bay Screams Horror Convention and Film Festival is now in our 9th year in 2024. Enter your Horror, Sci-Fi or Thriller movie for a chance to screen it at this years event. The event will run for two (2) days, June 28th-29th, 2024, and there will be distribution representatives, celebrity guests, publicity, and awards at the event. We accept short and features, Thank you.

Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director, Best Special F/X
*For full-length and short films*

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

Short: below 45 min.
Full Length: 46 min. or more

Overall Rating
  • Karolina Morrongiello

    We had a blast. What a great event Sean the host was awesome 👌 Karolina took best female actress for her new film " The American Ripper " coming soon here in 2023 through ITN films

    August 2023
  • Terry Jarrell

    Absolutely fantastic festival experience! Thank you soooo much for selecting our film, Harlow's Haunt for your event and we are humbled and very much appreciate for our award!!!

    June 2023
  • Wish I could have attended, but great thanks for the consideration! Will definitely submit future films here.

    May 2023
  • Dustin Hubbard

    I didn't attend, but my producer for EVIL CURIOSITY did and he's very fond of Tampa Bay Screams. I'm so thankful for this festival recognizing my short film and thanks for the award!

    April 2021
  • Scott Hansen

    Great time at the event! Also with the pandemic we thank Sean and Gatorblade for actually doing an invent during these wild times. #BadCandy

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Glad you had a good time. Thank you for coming out!