12th Annual

Sacramento Horror Film Festival

September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019

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7 Caruso Island Court
Sacramento CA 95823
Phone: 916-995-0580

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Feature films of the Horror genre and must have been completed after January 1, 2015. Feature films are 31 minutes or more including credits. These films must be original works.
Music Video
Music Video stylizing a music act in the horror genre of film. 6 minutes or less. Original works. You must have performing band permission. Music videos over 6 minutes must submit to short film category.
Short films of the Sci Fi/ Horror/ Animation/Documentary with horror theme All horror sub genres appreciated. 30 minutes or less including credits. Must be original works completed after January 1, 2015.


We strive to promote you the filmmaker. It is our goal to give you a platform for your talents within the horror film genre. We carefully select the best of the best in regards to horror shorts, features, animations, documentaries, and music videos to present to our loyal audience.


We strongly encourage all horror genre filmmakers to submit to our festival. We are a film festival environment. We provide an intimate setting within the confines of the historic Colonial Theatre (doors first opened in 1929).

Our festival is a multifacted horror genre entertainment event. We include dance, performance art, live music, and more to break the monotony of a continuous film viewing experience.

Should your film be selected into our festival you will always be welcomed to attend and be invited on stage for Q&A.

We play more films over fewer days than any other horror film festival in the world.

This festival is for the filmmaker and the horror fan.

Enter your film today.


Tim Meunier (Festival Registrar)


Entries must be original works. Entrant must have legal rights to film. Entrant gives permission to SHFF to exhibit film with no royalties expected. By entering film into consideration you give the Sacramento Horror Film Festival permission to use screen grabs, clips, or trailers for promotional use. Films must be of a horror/ thriller/ slasher/ movie maniac/ science fiction nature. Documentaries are allowed if they document horror. Entry does not guarantee a spot in the final program. Each film will be reviewed and each filmmaker will receive feedback if requested. Entry fees are NON REFUNDABLE. No waivers will be granted.


SHFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless SHFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.