What's your favorite Scary movie? Join us Boils and Ghouls for the 7th annual Vault Film Festival! This two day event will unleash a new breed of macabre and terror. We encourage the faint of heart to stay at home, but you know what they say the morgue the merrier hehehehehehe.

Indie Horror films!
Live Music!
Halloween party!
Costume Contest!
Sexiest Costume!
Most Original!
Winners awarded prizes!
Human sacrifices!

Awards are given in the following categories:
Best Horror
Best Animated Horror
Best 80's Retro
Best Horror Comedy
Best Special Effects

Submissions postmarked later than Sep 1st will be automatically submitted to the following year. All filmmakers will be notified no later then Oct of each year of submission status. . Before submitting, we encourage filmmakers to research any and all film festivals they intend on submitting to. Film festival fees add up, so please do your homework before submitting to any event! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us. Lastly, we wish all you filmmakers and writers good luck!

In fairness to all filmmakers, we do not grant waivers.

Shorts under 30 minutes

1. Filmmakers must deliver final format for festival screenings by October 1st. clearly labeled with name of film, run time, date.

2 You may submit multiple entries but each must be accompanied by its own submission form and entry fee.

3. If your film is selected, you will be notified via email by early October. Please check your contact information.

4. Films must be submitted via Vimeo Link and must be subtitled in English if in any other language.

5. Entry fees are non refundable and must be in U.S. dollars.If eligibility requirements are not met, we reserve the right to disqualify any submission.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Vault of Horror Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • Jim Zounis

    It was such a great honor to have our short film selected & exhibited at this years " The Vault Film Festival". Thank you all.

    October 2021
  • Scott Bolger

    Had a great time at The Vault Film Festival! So much more than I expected! All the festivities, costumes, celebrities, music. I was honored to be a part of it!

    October 2021
  • Alexander Hinojosa

    Had a blast attending the festival this year! Great place to watch some horror flicks and hang out and meet some cool people. Definitely worth the trip out! Always appreciate when my film can actually get screened somewhere.

    October 2021
  • We were unable to attend the October 2020 festival (COVID and all) but have heard amazing things and were pleased with the communication from the festival. We’ll be submitting again and hopefully will be in attendance to check it out firsthand.

    September 2021
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021