You are invited to the 16th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival!

Join us for live screenings of the top horror films from October 14 - 16, 2022 at RoleCall Theater, two nights of outdoor screenings, and online screenings from October 14 - 23, 2022. There's something for everyone at the next festival! Over 150 films will be presented. Enter your film today and join us for the celebration!

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

In our 16 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. 2022 will be a celebration of 16 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
Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Atlanta Horror Film Festival
Atlanta Docufest

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
  • Joshua Jaillet

    Thank you AHFF for including our animated short "The Mechanical Dancer" in your 2021 program! We loved your art direction this year & were happy audiences in Atlanta had the chance to see our film safely in person - best for the future!

    October 2021
  • While we didn’t get the chance to attend the festival, communication was great and we were well informed. Thank you for selecting "While We Stayed Home" and I look forward to collaborating with you again in the future.

    October 2021
  • Max Lollar

    Great communication and friendly organizers who are totally on top of things!

    October 2021
  • michael lavine

    Screening my short The Dark Odyssey at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival was a fantastic experience. It was a real pleasure working with the festival directors Lauren and Eric. They were great communicators and their excellent social media promotion was on point. All the films were fun to watch, the audience was engaging and hanging with the other filmmakers really was a treat. I can’t wait till next year!

    October 2021
  • Scott Slone

    Thank you so much for having Malibu Horror Story be a part of your festival! The communication from Eric and Lauren was superb! If you get the chance, I would highly recommend you submit your work to the Atlanta Horror Film Festival. Everything was very smooth and professional and you know right off the bat that your film is in safe hands. They really care about your project and understand how much hard work goes into actually making a film! They respect the process and curated an amazing lineup of films this year! Can't wait to come back in the years to come with another film! Congrats to all the filmmakers and a special shout-out to Eric for making this a very smooth and easy process for us. 5 STAR festival!

    October 2021