Welcome to the Horror Movie Freaks Film Festival. Thank you so much for making our 2nd year another HUGE success! And we are looking forward to an even better 3rd year. As always we hope to have several filmmakers in attendance, so a great chance to meet the folks behind the camera, as well as for networking among other people in the industry. This year we do plan to have a few vendors to browse during the breaks. We can't wait to see what the indie world has to offer for the next HMF Film Fest! So please come out and join us!!!

Our goal with hosting this festival is to help get more focus on the indie and short film side of Horror. There is so much original, and amazing content coming from the indie world that its truly mind blowing.

The films will be shown to a live audience, and after that, the awards ceremony will be streaming live to our followers.

Good luck to all the filmmakers! We hope to see you all at the 2020 HMF Film Festival!!!!

The winners of the 2019 HMF Film Fest:

Best Actor - Michael Burke - Uncle Otto's Truck
Best Actress - Vanessa Benavente - Half Cocked
Best Director - Stephen Wolfe - Dracula's Coffin
Best Writer - The Cramer Brothers - God's Law
Best Cinematography - Atomic Spot
Best VFX - Count Your Curses
Best SFX - Atomic Spot
Best Foreign Film - Wicken
Best Super Short - Horrorscope
Best NC Film - Uncle Otto's Truck
Best Short Film - Half Cocked
Best Feature Film - One Must Fall
FREAKS Choice - Uncle Otto's Truck

Official Selections will be announced on Sept. 1st 2020. Selections will be promoted throughout the HMF network until the event on Fri. Oct 16th & Sat. Oct. 17th 2020

Awards for this event will be given out for the following:

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Super Short
Best NC Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Writer
Best Cinematography
Best SFX
Best VFX
FREAKS Choice

Freaks Choice will be awarded to the film with the most votes by the audience. All others will be awarded by our panel of judges.

Super Shorts any film under 5 minutes
Shorts any film under 45 minutes
Feature any film over 45 minutes
All films must be based in the horror genre.
International films are welcome, but please at least have English subtitles.
If submitting in DVD format, please note that DVDs will not be returned.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Stephen Wolfe

    Thanks again for having Dracula's Coffin be an official selection and award winner at this year's festival! Communication was great!

    November 2019
  • JoeBert Entertainment

    We were glad to be part of the Horror Movie Freaks Film Fest. Communication with the festival was great. Thank you for the Best Writer win, we truly appreciate it.

    November 2019
  • I had a great time attending this festival! In addition to hanging out with some friends and collaborators, I was able to do some networking too and even went home with a few awards. The managers of this festival were very attentive to issues and making the best experience possible. I'd highly recommend submitting to HMF!

    October 2019
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank you! For the Official Selection The Death Cleaners. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Films in Horror. Cynthia Bergen #nosleepfilms

    October 2019
  • Really bummed I couldn't make it out, I've heard nothing but wonderful things about Horror Movie Freaks. Definitely looking forward to submitting my next short to them and attending next go-round!

    October 2019