The American Horrors Film Festival is the only film festival in America that can guarantee it’s participants access to an audience of world wide horror fiends, industry veterans and a chance to be promoted world wide on the world’s greatest uncut free to watch 24/7 linear streaming horror channel, American Horrors!

Located within three major media markets (Chicago, Milwaukee & Rockford Illinois), the very first American Horrors Film Festival will be have it’s own tv special, taking place at the historic Geneva Theaters in downtown Lake Geneva with it’s participants, panelists, audience members filmed for a tv special to be aired worldwide on the new American Horrors Roku channel (over 131,000 cumulative installs on Roku alone since October,2015)!

The American Horrors Film Festival will take place at the recently renovated & re-opened Geneva Theaters in historic downtown Lake Geneva, WI, Friday October 27th & Saturday October 28th in the main theater with a brand new screen, 4K digital projection, over 200 leather bound seats, brand new sound system, food delivered to your seat, wicked vendors, Halloween surprise give-aways and convenient parking!

The American Horrors Film Festival will by hosted by horror legend, Hart D. Fisher, and co-hosted by Wisconsin horror host, Deadgar Winter and his legion of Deadgar's Dead Girls from his show, Deadgar's Coffin Classics! This year's festival will be the subject of an hour long television special to be streamed worldwide in 2018 on the American Horrors channels, press releases, a crazy trophy, collectible prizes & MORE!

Awards & Prizes

The American Horrors Film Festival is the only horror film festival in the entire world backed by the fastest growing indie horror streaming horror channel on Earth, American Horrors, which means if you walk our bloody carpet, it will be seen worldwide for free on the American Horrors channels (via Filmon, Roku & more)!

Not only will you win the coveted endorsement of the world’s greatest uncut 24/7 linear streaming American Horrors channels, but you’ll win cash, contracts & MORE!!!!

BEST FEATURE FILM: Industry Veteran judge, Kevin(Night of the Demon, Witchboard) Tenney & a panel of hardcore horror fanatics with years of experience within the horror film genre will decide the fate of the American Horrors Best Feature film.

Besides being covered in the American Horrors Film Festival tv special (to be streamed worldwide on the American Horrors Roku channel), the American Horrors Film Festival Best Feature winner will win an optional contract with American Horrors to air their film on the worldwide 24/7 linear streaming network's new Roku channel (with over 131,000 cumulative installations on Roku alone), a cash prize of $350 and further prizes TBA.

BEST SHORT FILM: Oscar Winning Industry Veteran judge, Dieter(Fargo, Shameless) Sturm & a panel of hardcore horror fanatics with years of experience within the horror film genre will decide the fate of the American Horrors Best Short film.

Besides being covered in the American Horrors Film Festival tv special (to be streamed worldwide on the American Horrors Roku channel), the American Horrors Film Festival Best Feature winner will win an optional contract with American Horrors to air their film on the worldwide 24/7 linear streaming network's new Roku channel (with over 131,000 cumulative installations on Roku alone),a cash prize of $250 and further prizes TBA.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Industry Veteran judge, Skum (Artist Relations Schecter Guitars, Stage Manager at The Legendary Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles California) Love & a panel of hardcore horror fanatics with years of experience within the horror film genre will decide the fate of the American Horrors Best Music Video.

Besides being covered in the American Horrors Film Festival tv special (to be streamed worldwide on the American Horrors Roku channel), the American Horrors Film Festival Best Feature winner will win an optional contract with American Horrors to air their film on the worldwide 24/7 linear streaming network's new Roku channel (with over 131,000 cumulative installations on Roku alone), a cash prize of $100 and further prizes TBA.

Rules & Terms

The American Horrors Film Festival is looking to break in the new blood, to give the bleeding edge creators a platform to build their careers & give them exposure to a worldwide audience of hungry horror fanatics. The American Horrors Film Festival is looking for the best in new horror from around the world in any of the following main genre groups:

- Horror in all it's forms, whether it's a horror thriller, animated horror film, a horror suspense film, a supernatural or sci-fi horror film, if it has to do with the horror genre, then you should enter it.

The American Horrors Film Festival accepts online film screeners and physically mailed DVD & BluRay screeners. Any applicable submission fees must also be paid online at time of your entry.

Our Standard Festival Participation Agreement (Terms and Conditions), which all submitted films are also expected to follow is as follows:

GENERAL AGREEMENT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE AMERICAN HORRORS FILM FESTIVAL:

I have read and accept the terms and regulations of The American Horrors Film Festival. I will provide the festival with any additional information required pursuant to these rules and regulations. I authorize the The American Horrors Film Festival to exhibit my film, and if selected, I confirm that an exhibition copy will be available in a required format for screening during the 2017 festival (October 27-28, 2017).

I certify that I hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film/video to the The American Horrors Film Festival and that all rights and clearances have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. I hold The American Horrors Film Festival harmless from damage to, or loss of any or all materials en route to, from or otherwise at the festival. I assume all legal responsibilities therein. By Agreeing to these terms, I transfer to The American Horrors Film Festival the right to use excerpts of the submitted film, its stills, and trailers, for the purposes of publicity and marketing of the film at the 2017 festival, and for other non-commercial uses related to the promotion of the 2017 festival. I hereby agree to indemnify The American Horrors Film Festival, in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred.

PLEASE E-MAIL US QUESTIONS, ANYTIME:
submissions@americanhorrors.com