PEEPHOLE filmfest is aimed to showcase and recognize the talent of all the artists that make us think and feel different, artists that nourish our imagination with the allure of their films.

Freaky, hot, exciting, seductive, frightening, accelerating, nude, strange, raw, unique. We want films that characterizes by any of these adjectives.

The festival is focused on awarding artists and showcases both films and screenplays in the following categories:


The PEEPHOLE filmfest VOL.2 will be held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. We will exhibit selected films at LARVA theater, with 250 seats and will have fun activities like horror comic/art exhibitions, horror gaming presentations and the "Day of the death" parade passing right in front of the venue.

The PEEPHOLE filmfest will award the best scripts and the best films in each category with our beautiful handmade peephole cubes.


1- We only accept completed films. (No rough cuts) Made from 2016 until now.
2- Films can be already accepted or submitted to any other festivals.
3- Filmmakers must own all rights to their film and/or have secured rights.
4- We accept films from everywhere in the world!
5- The feature films must have a duration over 60 minutes.
6- The short films must have a duration under 50 minutes.
9- If your film is accepted in the program, we will need a digital copy of your film in H264 codec with SPANISH subtitles. If you don't have Spanish subtitles we can make them for you for a small fee of 0.03 US cents per word.
10- We only accept finished screenplays and short scripts. The material must be written in English, Spanish or French.
11- Screenplays most be 50 pages or more in length.
12- Short Scripts must be under 50 pages in length.
13- Submitter must have the rights of the material submitted. The festival is not responsable for copyright violations or claims.
14- The decision of the Jury is FINAL and can't be appealed.
15- Required Legal Stuff: The filmmaker and/or writer releases the festival (PEEPHOLE filmfest) from any and all liability for damages or destruction of the entered DCP or BLURAY copy. The Filmmaker understands that the entered Digital copy, DCP or BLURAY will be retained in a secure facility by the festival, and every effort will be taken to protect and control the viewing of this production. The festival assumes no liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations or piracy of the entry.
12- The Film Festival (PEEPHOLE filmfest) reserves the complete right to make changes in the program dates and times and to possibly not screen the film, despite its being selected for screening.
13- If the Award Winner can’t pick up his or her prize in person, they must pay for shipping and custom fees.

Overall Rating
  • Cautiva y Desarmada

    This is a rising festival that sets its sharp sight on the present and the future.

    The communication with the organizers was excellent and, although we couldn't attend, we were kept up to date about what was going on at the festival.

    The sections - horror, suspense, experimental and erotic - are a clear statement of intent. PEEPHOLE doesn't wish just to fit in, it wants to set itself apart by diving into unexplored film territories.
    Este es un festival naciente que mira con buen ojo al presente y al futuro.

    El trato ha sido excelente y, aunque no pudimos asistir en persona, nos mantuvieron al tanto de lo que acontecía en el festival.

    Las secciones -horror, suspense, experimental y erótico- son toda una declaración de intenciones de que no buscan lo convencional, sino desmarcarse buscando territorios cinematográficos inexplorados.

    January 2020
  • John Trefry

    I had the amazing pleasure of participating in the first annual Peephole Festival! It was amazing to have our short film selected to screen and although I wasn't able to attend the festival, my experience dealing with the staff and having our film featured was fantastic. As an amazing bonus, we won Best Suspense Short Film and received one of the coolest physical awards I've ever seen from a festival. Definitely excited to share our new films with Peephole!

    December 2019
  • An up and coming festival to watch! We had such a great experience with the gracious hosts, Jerzain and Rolando. The films did not disappoint and were so bizarre, creative, and fun. The city of Guadalajara was exciting to visit and the Dia de Los Muertos parade happened right outside the venue of the festival! Very magical. Looking forward to see how Peephole will grow and beyond.

    November 2019
  • Great festival. The fest director was very nice and has a huge passion for film. I was honored to be a part of this fest and can’t wait for next year!

    November 2019
  • Mike McCutchen

    I had a stellar time screening THE NEXT KILL at PEEPHOLE. The venue was cool, the folks were super friendly, and it was just an all around blast. I can only see Jerzain, Rolando, and co. growing this fest into something truly epic in the years to come! It was an honor to be there this year, and I'm glad I submitted and was able to attend!

    November 2019