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
  • We really loved the Anti-Hero Fest. Edward, the director, is a filmmaker who lovingly curates a festival full of hidden gems. The atmosphere is great, the networking is excellent, and the selection is well curated. Lots of fun.

    July 2021
  • Todd Davies

    Thank you so much to the Anti-Hero Fest for choosing our film Outrage to screen and giving Independent filmmakers a venue and opportunity to show off our craft.

    July 2021
  • Alexander Bruckner

    Thank you for hashing us :-)

    July 2021
  • 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