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 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 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

‚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
  • Robyn August

    Very happy to have been selected in their 2021 festival! Wish I could have attended. Would submit again! Cheers

    February 2022
  • Andrew Daugherty

    Great festival and communication. I was unable to attend but would love to do so in the future!

    December 2021
  • Daniel Beals

    Thank you, Atlanta Horror Film Fest for having our film, Don't Be Afraid. We wish we could have taken part in-person and met the amazing filmmakers and event organizers that we were surrounded by. What a great expression of film. Congrats, everyone!

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    December 2021
  • Aaron Allsop

    I was very honored to premier my film at this festival. I felt like they had amazing communication with me and made sure that I was in the loop. I wasn't able to attend but from what I heard from a filmmaker friend of mine who did go they had an amazing experience. Highly recomend.

    November 2021
  • Thank you for showing Creatures in My House in your theater! And for the communications and sharing a review of the film. I only wish I could have been there in person!

    November 2021