The 13th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival will be held September 12 - 15, 2019 at the Synchronicity Theatre.

Atlanta Horror Film Festival 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 13 seasons, we have consistently programmed films that stick with you long after the festival is over, and films you won't see anywhere else.

Atlanta Horror Film Festival is a must for established and up-and-coming filmmakers who have created short and feature films that audiences can not forget.

Our selection committee programs every kind of film in the horror genre: from sci-fi to gore, and everything in between.

The 2019 festival will be a celebration of 13 great years, and a huge party is already being planned!

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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

All events are held at The Synchronicity Theatre, a 140-seat theater right in the heart of the Midtown/Uptown neighborhood, on Peachtree St. in the Peachtree Pointe building.

With a great restaurant and bar next door to the theatre, filmmakers and fans can gather after their screenings to connect and collaborate.

Join us for all of these events at the Atlanta Film Series, and see why Atlanta has become the top destination for filmmakers and their fans!

These are just some awards that will be presented during the 2017 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

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

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
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. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special screening/presentation information we might need to know. We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.

SHIPPING
Cost of shipping exhibition prints to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival can not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Please use as little packaging material as possible to cut down on trash.

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

Overall Rating
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  • It was a really pleasure to be part of this festival!!!

    Even though I wasn´t able to attend to the festival, I´m very happy to have been part of the festival with my short film HAY ALGO EN LA OSCURIDAD (SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS).

    Thanks a lot to the director and crew of the festival for their great attention and kindness, thank you so much!

    For me as a spanish filmmaker ist´s a great opportunity to show my work outside my country, thanks!

    I hope to have the opportunity again to be in the festival in the future. See you soon ATLANTA!

    All my best wishes and greetings from Spain!
    Fran Casanova

    May 2019
  • A highly professional, well organized and communicative festival! Thank you so much! We can't wait to send you some new shorts for the next edition. Keep up the amazing work!

    March 2019
  • Jules Vincent

    We were thrilled to win Best Feature Film at this years Atlanta Horror Film Festival! A fantastic festival staffed by wonderful people and attended by some really great audiences. We hope to return with our next project.

    November 2018
  • melissa kunnap

    I highly recommend this festival! Great communication and a nice selection of high quality films.

    November 2018
  • AJ Gordon

    Great fest with dedicated organizers!

    January 2018