Midwest Horror Fest is back for their 4TH YEAR!! Bringing you amazing, thrilling and chilling horror, scifi and grindhouse films from all around the world! Horror Fest is held at Mary Max Cinemas in Logansport, IN. Sat Oct 3rd 11 am - 9.00 pm.

Our mission is to bring the art of film to the Midwest and create a unique and welcoming atmosphere for our fellow filmmakers!

Midwest Horror Fest, a festival for horror lovers by horror lovers!

If you’re a vendor and would like to rent a table, please email us for more information. horrorfestvendors@gmail.com

Awards will be given for:

Best feature & Short in each Genre. (Horror, Sci-Fi & Grindhouse)
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Special Effects
Most Original Film
Best Animated Film
Best Villain
Best Kill
Best Scream Queen

All features must be over 45 minutes and all short films must be under 45 minutes. All films must either be in English or contain English subtitles. We are accepting submissions from anywhere in the world!

You, the filmmaker are responsible for the content & consent and can provide proof of ownership or permission to broadcast the materials such as score, soundtrack, that may be included in your film.

Want to submit your trailer for just $5? You can upload it to FilmFreeway as a project. We play ALL trailers!

Overall Rating
  • James Cirile

    Rebekah and Daniel are a class act! These guys have great communication, do what they say they are gonna do, and that in and of itself is worth a lot. There are many festivals that I wish I could say that about. They're also passionate about genre movies, true fans, and really care and support indie artists. While unfortunately we did not get to travel to the festival because of you-know-why (it's 2020 as of this writing,) everything was above-board, top-notch, and focused on delivering a great experience for genre fans and of course filmmakers. We are honored, so honored, to win Best Animated Horror Movie 2020, especially given the amazing live action horror features we were up against (our movie was animated). Thanks from the bottom of our hearts, guys! -- Jim C., exec producer, To Your Last Death

    October 2020
  • Here at Escape Studios in London we were delighted to have our short film "Adam & Eve Mk II" winner "Best Sci-Fi Short" at the Midwest Horror Fest. Thanks for a great experience!

    October 2020
  • It’ was awesome keep up the good work

    March 2020
  • Johannes Lilja

    I would happily recommend this festival to anyone. We're honored that our short film "Alisa" was an official selection and even won some awards. Many thanks all the way from Finland!

    November 2019
  • I did not get to attend the festival, but communication was great. Good folks involved in this.

    October 2019