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Updated March 9, 2011

A Night of Horror
Sydney, Australia

Another Hole in the Head
San Francisco, California, USA

Atlanta HorrorFest: Buried Alive Horror Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta Horror Film Fest
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Big Bear Horror Film Festival
Big Bear, California, USA

B-Movie Fest
Syracuse, New York, USA

Bram Stoker International Film Festival
Whitby, England

Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film
Brussels, Belgium

Carnage Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Chicago Horror Film Festival
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Cincinnati Horror Film Festival
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Cryptshow Festival
Barcelona, Spain

Danse Macabre
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Dark Carnival Film Festival
Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Dead by Dawn
United Kingdom

DOA Blood Bath Entertainment
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
San Sebastian, Spain

Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Eerie Horror Film Festival
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Fantastic Fest
Austin, Texas, USA

Fantasia International Film Festival
Montreal, Canada

Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Fantaspoa Film Festival
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Fear Fête Horror Film Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Festival Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (Red Blood)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Freak Show Horror Film Festival
Orlando, Florida, USA

London, England

Fright Night Film Fest
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Grimm Up North International Horror Festival
Manchester, United Kingdom

The Halloween Monster Movie Challenge
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Haunted Newport Horror Film Festival
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
(may no longer be active)

Hollywood Horror Film Festival
Hollywood, California, USA

Horrific Film Fest
San Antonio, Texas, USA

The Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Horror Quest Independent Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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

Horrorvision - Trash Spanish Horror Film Festival
Barcelona, Spain
(films must be 15 minutes and under)

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Austin, Texas and Portland, Oregon, USA
(films about "Cosmic Horror, Weird Tales, and/or the works of H.P. Lovecraft (or other weird fiction author)".)

Indy Horror Film Festival
Chicago, Illinois, USA

International Horror & Sci Fi Film Festival
Tempe, Arizona, USA

It Came From Lake Michigan Film Festival
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
(may no longer be active)

Killer Film Fest
New England, USA

Macabro: Festival de Horror en Cine y Video
Mexico City, Mexico

Madison Horror Film Festival
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival
Seattle, Washington USA

Mile High Horror Film Festival
Denver, Colorado USA

Morbido: Festival Internacional de Cine Fantastico y de Terror

MOTELx - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival
Lisbon, Portugal

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Nevermore Horror & Gothic Film Festival
Durham, North Carolina, USA

New Orleans Horror Film Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

New York City Horror Film Festival
New York City, New York, USA

Paranoia Horror Film Festival
Long Beach, California, USA

Phoenix Fear Film Festival
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
Bucheon City, Korea

Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Sacramento Horror Film Festival
Sacramento, California, USA

London, England

Los Angeles, California, USA

Modesto, California, USA

Hollywood, California, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

South African HorrorFest
Cape Town, South Africa

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

Tabloid Witch Award
Santa Monica, California, USA

Telluride Horror Show
Telluride, Colorado, USA

Terror Film Festival
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Toronto After Dark
Toronto, Canada

Tulsa International Film Festival - Nightmare Division
(Formerly the Oklahoma Horror Film Festival)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Village of the Damned
Auchmithie, Scotland

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

The Winnipeg Short-Film Massacre
Winnipeg, Canada
(for films produced in Canada)

The Zompire Undead Film Festival
Portland, Oregon, USA
(zombie films)


Horror Film Festivals Message Board

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

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.

Another great list...
Dead Harvey - lots of resources for horror filmmakers.

European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation:

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