Tucson Terrorfest is Southern Arizona’s only Horror Film Festival, and now Horror Convention. Its our mission to showcase and celebrate the best of horror films from all over the world. We focus on the artistic, aesthetic, and fun side of independent horror filmmaking. We bring Tucson & Southern Arizona a terrifying mix of features and shorts that will give chills up your spine. Along with the convention that will run Oct. 21st to 24th.

The Tucson Terrorfest will showcase premieres, exclusives, and one-time-only screenings of some of the best and newest horror films from around the globe:

• Horrifying shorts and feature films from new filmmakers
• Q&A’s with horror filmmakers, actors, and special guests
• Retrospective and vintage horror film screenings
• Frightening international cinema
• Banned and edgy late night horror films
• Awards for the best of horror filmmaking

Tucson Terrorfest is now an awards festival. We will be giving out an award for
Best Horror Feature
Best Horror Short
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor

Foreign language films must be dubbed or subtitled in English. You can include press kits or any other materials for your film. We have no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements. Over 60 minutes for features and under 60 minutes for shorts. The festival selection committee makes all programming decisions. If accepted we will notify filmmakers by email by October 1st, most times earlier.

Overall Rating
  • Helpful staff. Thanks for all

    November 2020
  • This festival is very supportive of new Arizona filmmakers. I am extremely grateful I was able to premiere *Devil’s Claw* a short found footage horror film I directed in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Terrorfest!

    October 2018