Bloody Horror International Film Festival


30 Apr 2017
Call for entries

12 Oct 2017
Late deadline

12 Oct 2017
Festival closed


217 County road 2,  K0E 1E0, Cardinal, Ontario, Canada

Festival description
Short Films >1' 39'<
Feature Films >40' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2014
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
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Language of productions are in English or contain English subtitles.

Festival start: 14 October 2017      Festival end: 14 April 2018

Must be horror related!

We love horror and we're very excited to watch your films!

The Bloody Horror International Film Festival (BHIFF) is an international festival seeking the best in indie horror (both amateur and professional).

The festival is set up in three yearly sessions. Selected films will be recognized and awarded in various categories.

BHIFF has made a point to keep our entry fees low as to give everyone the chance to enter! We offer a high number of award categories, along with an option to have your film reviewed by our judges.

BHIFF is headquartered in Canada, but its panel of judges is set in different parts of the world and comes with a variety of horror film expertise.

NEW! We're excited to announce our partnership with The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge, a not-for-profit international online contest where over a dozen celebrity guest judges & horror pop culture establishments determine the Top 10!

Here at BHIFF, every 15 second horror film that we receive will (1) be eligible for three BHIFF awards and (2) will automatically be submitted to the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge for their consideration! For more information about the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge, visit

The entry fee for this category is FREE!

Most Captivating Feature (40 - 120 minutes)
Engrossing Short (under 40 minutes)
Intriguing Trailer (under three minutes)
Most Unearthing Documentary (under 120 minutes)
Outstanding Actor
Outstanding Actress
Masterful Director
Favorite Villain
Addictive Web series (submit any three episodes)
Spectacular Gore and/or Effects
Illuminating Cinematography
Most Moving Animation
Fantastic Slashing Together (editing)
Well Orchestrated Original Score
Divine Wardrobe and/or Make-up
Scariest Student Film

One special award will be given for all 3 session.
Bloody session: Best Halloween theme short film - Scream session: Best Valentine's Day theme short film - Deadly session: Best Campy theme short film

We accept all horror genres!

Online submission will be accepted through film festival platforms (Festhome). Your film must be of the horror genre. We do not mind if you film has already been published online. However, your production has to have been produced within three years of the date of submission. Language of productions are in English or contain English subtitles.

We prefer online submissions (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). But we will accept hardcopies in some cases. These must be a digital copy on DVD (minimum 1920×1080). Please contact us for mail submissions.

All submissions are final. No refunds are provided.

We reserve full rights to use your name, film and film clips, posters or any other information for publicity and display on our website, Facebook page and all other promotion material (online and printed).

Please note: no REAL people or animal cruelty will be accepted. Any such material will be immediately dismissed and reported to proper authorities.



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