You are invited to the 18th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival held at Limelight Theater from October 4 - 6, 2024.

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 18 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. 2024 will be a celebration of 18 great years, and a huge party is already being planned!

Atlanta Horror Film Festival is held during the Atlanta Film Series, a showcase of independent film designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.

Join us for all the Atlanta Film Series Events:

Atlanta Shortsfest - June 29 - 30, 2024
Atlanta Underground Film Festival - August 16 - 18, 2024
Atlanta Horror Film Festival - October 4 - 6, 2024
Atlanta Docufest - March 22 - 23, 2025
Atlanta Micro Short Film Fest - May 31, 2025

These are just some awards that will be presented during the Atlanta Horror Film Festival:
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 Micro Short
Best Paranormal Short
Best Supernatural Short
Best Gore Short
Best Music Video
and many more!

​Entries should be submitted via FilmFreeway.

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
  • Amazing festival with great programming for true genre fans. As a filmmaker who couldn't attend the event I always felt well informed and communicating with the team was a breeze. Having our film screened at such a nice venue was an honor. Have your premiere here if you're so lucky to get the chance!

    June 2024
  • Excellent festival and top notch communication! Would submit again in the future.

    December 2023
  • Henk Lambert Pretorius

    A great experience to be part of Atlanta Horror Film festival. Great communication and a true love for film.

    October 2023
  • Javo Aguirre

    Again....thank you for having us! "Till We Meet Again" holds a very special place for us and having it showcased in Atlanta Horror Film Festival was very rewarding! Greatest experience...thank you for your overall support....we feel the love!

    October 2023
  • Justin Gorun

    Great festival! Really glad that our short “Don’t Let Her In” was part of it.

    October 2023