The HORROR & FANTASY Film Festival List

It would be horrible not to know how to get an overview of the numerous horror and fantasy film festivals and where in the world they take place. To prevent this nightmare, we took charge of the situation and listed the most interesting festivals of these long-existing genres.

Thrilled by the huge amount of horror and fantasy film festivals worldwide, we have tried to figure out which festivals belong to the categories must haves, important ones and to keep on the radar. Here is the manageable and informative list for you. Since we found out there are many more festivals than expected, we have included an additional (new) category with no description to complete the list.

Most of these genre festivals are not only dedicated to horror and fantasy, but are very often also related to the topics sci-fi, martial arts, thriller or mystery.

Have fun checking out our HORROR & FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL LIST over at FilmFestivalLife.

The list is a flexible reference and editable any time. If you think there is a festival missing please share a comment.

Nadine Baethke

Nadine Baethke is the Festival Liaison Director and co-founder at FFL. Her film training is grounded in AV media Science at the Konrad Wolf Academy of Film and Television, Potsdam. Her editorial background includes positions as Sports Editor of RBB, Berlin, Editor at the Galileo TV science magazine Pro 7, Berlin and a degree from the Journalism School of Berlin. Reach her at nadine@filmfestivallife.com

5 thoughts on “The HORROR & FANTASY Film Festival List

  1. Hello! I was just wondering how I could submit my film festival to this list? I am the director of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego. It’s the first film festival in San Diego dedicated to macabre cinema and art! Check out my website at http://www.hifilmfest.com


    1. Hey Miguel, this was just the perfect way. Thank you for your hint! The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival looks like a really cool event. Good luck with your future editions!

  2. Please list our upcoming convention as well!~ In conjunction with Albuquerquecomiccon.com and NMtricon.com we annouce call for entries to NM tricon Horror film festival which will be held during the convention, with celebrity guests, panels discussions,after parties, exclusives, and distributors in attendance for entry information to the 2012 convention Oct 27 & 28 email lovemymorninglatte@yahoo.com

  3. For your consideration:

    Weird Film at the Winery is a screening series for short genre films (horror, fantasy, sci-fi, suspense, or otherwise Weird).
    Held in a working winery, twice a year (spring & winter).

    Submissions for Weird Film IV are now open (Jan. 5 – Feb. 10, 2016).
    Submit via Film Freeway: filmfreeway.com/festival/WeirdFilmattheWinery

    Thank you.

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