The 14th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival is held October 15 - 17, 2020 at
Art & Industry
565 Northside Dr SW Unit #5
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Screenings take place outdoors in a lare area where masks are required and social distancing is encouraged.

AHFF is the top horror film festival in Atlanta. We are dedicated to showcasing films from the world's most talented filmmakers. Our program is packed with award-winning films from every corner of the earth.

In our 14 seasons, we have consistently programmed films that stick with you long after the festival is over, and films you won't see anywhere else. AHFF is a must for established and up-and-coming filmmakers who have created short and feature films that audiences will not and can not forget.

Our selection committee programs every type of film in the horror genre: from sci-fi to gore, and everything in between. 2020 will be a celebration of 14 great years, and a huge party is already being planned!

Atlanta Horror Film Festival is held during the annual Atlanta Film Series, a showcase of independent film packed with four unique film festivals designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.

Events include:

Atlanta Shortsfest
August 27 - 29, 2020

Atlanta Underground Film Festival
September 3 - 5, 2020

Atlanta Horror Film Festival
October 15 - 17, 2020

Atlanta Docufest
November 5 - 7, 2020

These are just some awards that will be presented during the Atlanta Horror Film Festival:

Best Feature
Best Horror Feature
Best Sci-Fi Feature
Best Horror Comedy Feature
Best Thriller Feature
Best Drama Feature
Best Foreign Feature
Best Local Feature
Best Director
Best Short Film
Best Horror Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Horror Comedy Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Foreign Short
Best Zombie Short
Best Local Short
Best Drama Short
Best Animated Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Short Short
Best Special FX
Audience Choice Award

​Entries can only be submitted via an online source, such as vimeo. Hard-copies will not be considered.

Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the exhibition format will need to be in our office two weeks before the festival. We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.

Feel free to email us if you would like confirmation of entry.

Overall Rating
  • Timothy Troy

    While we were not able to attend the festival, I can vouch that Eric and the AHFF team are some of the kindest and most gracious festival organizers I’ve ever had the pleasure to interact with. I trusted my film to be in their hands, and you should as well.

    October 2019
  • Great event, wish other filmmakers were there but I got to see some great films and it was an honor to have my film play here.

    October 2019
  • Aaron Barrocas

    I am so glad that my film was shown at this year's festival! I was sadly unable to attend, but the communication was wonderful and the organizers were fantastic. It was obvious I was speaking with people who cared about what they were putting together, and wanted everybody to have the best possible experience. I hope to make it out in future years!

    September 2019
  • Benjamin Berger

    Amazing guys who run the festival, direct communication and warm environment!

    September 2019
  • David Bergen

    A great festival to be a part of. So many great films from all over the world. Hoping to submit again in the future!

    September 2019