This film fest was created to celebrate genre films of all kinds that tend not to have too many outlets on the festival circuit. Being filmmakers ourselves, we know the work that goes into making a film so our entry fees are low and we have a lot of rewards to give out. We are a film fest made by and for filmmakers.

Each year the amount of each category will differ as the films with the best cumulative scores will be selected regardless of what category they are submitted to.

Best Horror Film
Best Dark Comedy
Best Edgy Comedy
Best Sci-Fi Film
Best Grindhouse Film
Best Martial Arts Film
Best MindFuck Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Actor in a Horror Film
Best Actor in a Sci-Fi Film
Best Actor in a Dark Comedy
Best Actor in a Grindhouse Film
Best actor in a Martial Arts Film
Best Actor in a Mindfuck Film
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Special Effects
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Costume Design
Best Monster or Creature
Best Music
Best Short Film
Best Horror Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Western Short
Best Grindhouse Short
Best Martial Arts Short
Best Mindfuck Short
Best Western Feature

All films submitted remain property of copyright holder.
No films will be screened without filmmaker permission.
All films must be made after 2019
All promotional materials will not be returned.
All Submissions should be in English or have English Subtitles.

Overall Rating
  • Nina Romain

    the Anti-Hero Fest was a great festival to be a part of! Really looking forward to submitting next year.

    June 2020
  • Brian Ralston

    Great little festival in Burbank run by folks who appreciate films.

    May 2020
  • Thank you Anti-Hero Fest! What a fun little genre festival. Real genre movie lovers. We felt very appreciated and it was a real honor.

    March 2020
  • Thank you Edward & his team of volunteers for putting together a festival in LA. At reasonable submission fees, this is really a strong value pick in the genre realm. Outside of the great communication, Edward takes a personal stance on how your project fairs and when it comes to judging -- he has 6x separate judges look at the films as objectively as possible (they're not all in LA, thus diversifying the perspective). Absolutely pleased with how my cast and I were treated. What makes this great, you are in LA, so there is a chance to connect with other filmmakers alike and get out of your cave. Thank you and keep it up!

    March 2020
  • Aniez Atlas

    Unfortunately, I was unable to attend but 'am thrilled that my film got selected. Communication has been excellent. Wish all the best to Edward and team.

    February 2020