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THE BIG LIST OF HORROR FILM FESTIVALS

Updated April 18, 2013


Abertoir Horror Festival
http://www.abertoir.co.uk
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom



All Things Horror Presents
www.allthingshorroronline.net
Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
(they show independent films on the first Wednesday of every month)



A Night of Horror
www.anightofhorror.com
Sydney, Australia



Another Hole in the Head
www.sfindie.com
San Francisco, California, USA



Atlanta HorrorFest: Buried Alive Horror Film Festival
www.buriedalivefilmfest.com
Atlanta, Georgia, USA



Atlanta Horror Film Fest
www.atlantahorrorfest.com
Atlanta, Georgia, USA



Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival
bigbearhorrorfilmfest.com
Big Bear, California, USA



BleedFest
www.bleedfest.com
Los Angeles, California, USA
(genre films by female filmmakers)



Bloody Hero International Film Festival
www.bloodyhero.net/2012/09/12/horror-category/
Phoenix, Arizona, USA



B-Movie Fest
www.bmoviefest.com
Syracuse, New York, USA



Bram Stoker International Film Festival
bramstokerfilmfestival.com
Whitby, England



British Horror Film Festival
www.thefilmfestivalguild.com
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK



Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film
www.bifff.org
Brussels, Belgium



Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
www.buffalodreamsfilmfest.com
Buffalo, New York, USA



BUT Film Festival (B-Movie Underground & Trash)
butff.nl
Breda, Holland



Carnage Film Festival
www.carnagefilmfestival.com
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA



Chicago Fear Fest
www.chicagofearfest.com
Chicago, Illinois, USA



Chicago Horror Film Festival
www.chicagohorrorfest.com
Chicago, Illinois, USA



Cincinnati Horror Film Festival
cincinnati.horrorsociety.com
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA



Colchester Film Festival
colchesterfilmfestival.com
Colchester, Essex, England
(not really a horror film festival, but: "for the opening night's events we plan to screen a selection of horror films as part of a fancy dress themed horror evening. For this were looking for people to submit their horror films for consideration.")



Cryptshow Festival
www.cryptshow.com
Barcelona, Spain



Dark Carnival Film Festival
www.DarkCarnivalFilmFest.com
Bloomington, Indiana, USA



Dead by Dawn
www.deadbydawn.co.uk
United Kingdom



DOA Blood Bath Entertainment
www.doabloodbath.com
Dallas, Texas, USA
(they have three festivals: Pretty Scary Blood Bath (for films by women), Fears for Queers GLBT Film Festival (films by or about GLBTs), and Blood Bath (for everyone) )



Donostia - San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
www.donostiakultura.com/terror/
San Sebastian, Spain



Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival
filmfest.dragoncon.org
Atlanta, Georgia, USA



Drunken Zombie Film Festival
drunkenzombiefilmfestival.com
Peoria, Illinois, USA



Eerie Horror Film Festival
www.eeriehorrorfest.com
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA



Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival
www.everybodydiesfilmfest.com
Brea, California, USA



Fantastic Fest
www.fantasticfest.com
Austin, Texas, USA



Fantasia International Film Festival
www.fantasiafestival.com
Montreal, Canada



Fantaskisk Film Festival
www.fff.se/en
Lund, Sweden



Fantaspoa Film Festival
www.fantaspoa.com
Porto Alegre, Brazil



Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
www.valleycon.com/filmfest.html
Fargo, North Dakota, USA



Fatality Fest
www.fatalityfest.com/film-festival.html
USA



Fear Fête Horror Film Festival
www.fearfete.com
D'Iberville, Mississippi, USA



Festival Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (Red Blood)
rojosangre.quintadimension.com
Buenos Aires, Argentina



Freak Show Horror Film Festival
www.freakshowfilmfest.com
Orlando, Florida, USA



Frightfest
www.frightfest.co.uk
London, England



Fright Night Film Fest
www.frightnightfilmfest.com
Louisville, Kentucky, USA



Grimm Up North International Horror Festival
www.grimmfest.com
Manchester, United Kingdom



The Halloween Monster Movie Challenge
www.halloweenmonstermoviechallenge.co.uk
Birmingham, United Kingdom



Hollywood Horror Film Festival
hollywoodawards.com/horror.html
Hollywood, California, USA



Horrible Imaginings
www.horribleimaginingsfilmfest.com
San Diego, California, USA



Horrific Film Fest
www.horrificfilmfest.com
San Antonio, Texas, USA



The Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival
www.horrorfindweekend.com/filmfest.html
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA



Horror Hotel
www.worldeonline.com/horror.php
Hudson, Ohio, USA



Horror-on-Sea
www.horror-on-sea.com
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England



Horror Quest Independent Film Festival
www.thehorrorquest.com
Atlanta, Georgia, USA



Horror Society's Film Festival
www.horrorsociety.com
Chicago, Illinois, USA
(they have a different theme every three months)



Horrorvision - Trash Spanish Horror Film Festival
www.laoscuraceremonia.com/horrorvision/
Barcelona, Spain
(films must be 15 minutes and under)



H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
www.hplfilmfestival.com
San Pedro, California, and Portland, Oregon, USA
(films about "Cosmic Horror, Weird Tales, and/or the works of H.P. Lovecraft (or other weird fiction author)".)



The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival
www.lafearandfantasyfilmfest.com
Los Angeles, California, USA




Indy Horror Film Festival
www.indyhorrorfilmfest.com
Chicago, Illinois, USA



International Horror & Sci Fi Film Festival
www.horrorscifi.com
Tempe, Arizona, USA



International Polly Staffle Grindhouse Fest
www.pollygrind.com
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA



Killer Film Fest
www.killerfilmfest.com
New England, USA



Knoxville Horror Film Fest
www.knoxvillehorrorfest.com
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA



Late Night Horror Film Festival
www.latenighthorrorfilmfest.weebly.com
Downey, California, USA



Little Rock Horror Show
www.littlerockfilmfestival.org
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
(part of Little Rock Film Festival)



Macabro: Festival de Horror en Cine y Video
www.myspace.com/festivalmacabro
Mexico City, Mexico



Madison Horror Film Festival
www.madisonhorror.com
Madison, Wisconsin, USA



Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival
mifff.org
Seattle, Washington USA



Midnight Black Festival Of Darkness
www.midnightblackinternational.com
Los Angeles, California, USA



Mile High Horror Film Festival
milehighhorrorfestival.com
Denver, Colorado USA



Morbido: Festival Internacional de Cine Fantastico y de Terror
www.morbidofest.com
Mexico



MOTELx - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival
www.motelx.org
Lisbon, Portugal



Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
www.nifff.ch
Neuchâtel, Switzerland



Nevermore Horror & Gothic Film Festival
festivals.carolinatheatre.org/nevermore/
Durham, North Carolina, USA



New Mexico Fright Fest
www.nmfrightfest.com
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA



New Orleans Horror Film Festival
neworleanshorrorfilmfestival.com
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA



New York City Horror and Exploitation Film Festival at Hell Gate Social
hellfilmfest.com/
Long Island City, New York, USA



New York City Horror Film Festival
www.nychorrorfest.com
New York City, New York, USA



NJ Horror Fest
www.njhorrorfest.com
Vineland, New Jersey, USA



Phoenix Fear Film Festival
phxfearfilmfestival.com
Phoenix, Arizona, USA



Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
www.pifan.com
Bucheon City, Korea



Puerto Rico Horror Film Festival
www.horrorpr.com
San Juan, Puerto Rico



Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival
www.film-festival.org/enterafilm_horror.php
Newport, Rhode Island, USA



Sacramento Horror Film Festival
www.sachorrorfilmfest.com
Sacramento, California, USA



Sci-Fi-London
www.sci-fi-london.com
London, England



Screamfest
www.screamfestla.com
Los Angeles, California, USA



Shockerfest
www.shockerfest.com
Modesto, California, USA



Screamin' Athens Horror Film Festival
www.facebook.com/pages/SCREAMIN-ATHENS-HORROR-FILM-FESTIVAL/216010705113708
Athens, Greece



Shockfest
www.shockfilmfest.com
Hollywood, California, USA



Shriekfest
www.shriekfest.com
Los Angeles, California, USA



South African HorrorFest
www.horrorfest.info
Cape Town, South Africa



Spooky Movie - The Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival
www.thespookymovie.com
Washington, D.C., USA



Stiletto Film Fest
www.facebook.com/StilettoFilmFest
Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Tabloid Witch Award
www.hollywoodinvestigator.com/tinsel/horrorcontest.htm
Santa Monica, California, USA



Telluride Horror Show
www.telluridehorrorshow.com
Telluride, Colorado, USA



Terror Film Festival
www.TerrorFilmFestival.net
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA



Toronto After Dark
www.torontoafterdark.com
Toronto, Canada



Tri-Con Horror Film Festival
www.desertstareventstaffing.com
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA



Tucson Terrorfest
tucsonterrorfest.com
Tucson, Arizona, USA



Tulsa International Film Festival - Nightmare Division
(Formerly the Oklahoma Horror Film Festival)
www.tulsafilmfestival.org
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA



Underground Cinema Film Festival
barnabusbailey.com/contest.htm
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland



Village of the Damned
villageofthedamnedfilmfest.blogspot.com
Auchmithie, Scotland



Viscera Film Festival - Women Filmmakers in the Horror Genre
www.viscerafilmfestival.com
Los Angeles, California, USA
(for women)



Zed Fest
www.zedfest.org
North Hollywood, California, USA



ZombieFeast Horror Film Festival
www.zombiefeast.ca
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada



The Zompire Undead Film Festival
www.zompire.com
Portland, Oregon, USA
(zombie films)
(may no longer be active)

This is my attempt to make a complete and current list of all the horror film festivals in the world.

Please help me keep this list updated!

If you have info, please email me at upp_mike@yahoo.com.

I've tried only to include festivals who accept submissions from filmmakers. There are many festivals showing already-released films. Such festivals are not listed here.




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