The 14th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival is held October 14 - 17, 2020 at
Art & Industry
1269 Pryor Road SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
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 14 - 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

‚ÄčEntries 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
  • Such a great festival! So proud and honored to have been part of this year's edition!

    October 2020
  • I was very humbled to have my micro short accepted here. Their communication was fantastic and I appreciate them working on the logistics of having our films screened.

    October 2020
  • Duncan Key

    Communication was great and they really pulled everything together during a pandemic. One of the few festivals to have a live outdoor audience viewing a great selection of films this year.

    October 2020
  • John-Daniel Arauz

    Great festival, very friendly and really passionate.

    Absolutetly heartwarming to see during 2020 and truly shows a love for cinema

    October 2020
  • Jesse Cowan

    Eric and Lauren were on point in communicating and oraganizing this year's Atlanta Film Festival. Take a bow, you two! You did a great job!

    October 2020