Various options to submit to the Festival. A HYBRID model. Cinema screenings for audience feedback video (not an online festival). Blog and podcast interviews. And bonus Virtual screening (optional!) geared to create community over distance, PLUS, get your film seen by the right people.

Festival designed to expose and promote films and screenplays that work outside the system and break the boundaries in the horror genre. To bring a voice to the talented independent filmmakers & writers within the horror genre.

Submit your HORROR films and screenplays today to the festival.

Our mission is to promote screenplays, films and videos that dissent radically in form, technique, or content, and challenge and transcend commercial and audience expectations using the audience FEEDBACK festival format that the flagship festivals uses.

Film festival occurs with a private audience at least 6 times a year in Montreal and Los Angeles. Each accepted film received 2 festival screenings. Private cinema screening where they will receive their audience feedback video. And the virtual screening (4-6 weeks after) that is an industry showcase of the best HORROR films from around the world today.

Screenplay Festivals occur once a month. We perform a transcript script of the winners in a studio using professional Canadian actors and post them online for the entire world to see. (Great proof of concept video to use to promote your script.)

NOTE: Accepted works also get the opportunity to do two interviews: A blog interview and an ITunes Film Festival podcast interview.

All submissions receive full feedback from the industry (even short films).

Accepted short films get their movie showcased at the 6 times a year at the feedback film festival.

Winning screenplays get their screenplay performed at the festival and turned into a promotional video.

NEW Showcase: Submit your FEATURE FILM and receive an audience feedback promotional/testimonial video of your film. Great video to use to get into more festivals and/or promote your film. All submissions receive feedback on their film no matter what. If your film is not formally submitted to the festival, you can request the committee's notes on your film.

Overall Rating

    Thank you for being part of the festival and reach out people to watch our movie.

    June 2024
  • This was a fun one! Great communication, networking opportunities, and I enjoyed the viewer reactions. I'll be back!

    June 2024
  • Anthony Orlando

    Such a great festival! They were really supportive after my film won, providing me with audience feedback for my movie and resources to help spread the word about it and connect with other filmmakers. I highly recommend this festival!

    June 2024
  • Wonderful experience. Highly, HIGHLY recommend.

    April 2024
  • Matthew Ellis

    HORROR Underground was an incredible experience and I highly suggest it to any film maker. They really care about speaking with the artist, getting to know their story and why they make films while also doing an incredible job helping uplift emerging artists. Their feedback videos are very helpful as well. Can't wait to submit my next project!

    March 2024