OCTOBER 18-27th, 2016 - HOLLYWOOD, CA

Festival Badges on Sale Now!!

2016 Festival Badges are on sale now! Secure your pass now for 10 days of Horror from around the world. Individual tickets will go on sale in September.

Screamfest the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States is accepting submissions of horror, sci-fi & thriller films for the 16th annual Horror Film Festival taking place this October 18th-27th, 2016 in Hollywood, CA.

Purchase a festival pass here.



Screamfest accepts feature & short films from around the world. The 2016 call for entries for film is now closed.


The 2016 call for entries for screenplays is now closed. Click here for the submission guidelines.


Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. This year we celebrate our 16th year in Hollywood.


2016 Celebrates our 16th year. Please join us for a screaming good time in October for 10 days of some of the best horror films from around the world!

Festival Passesare ON SALE now for the 16th Annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival held October 18-27th in Hollywood, CA.

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‘Central Intelligence’ Gets Fest Bow Ahead Of Release; Screamfest 2016 Dates Set


by Patrick Hipes
May 24, 2016 6:10pm

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Festival Events - Art Show & Random Fun


Screamfest Horror Film Festival runs for ten days in October and although films are the main attraction during the festival, we do have a few other tricks up out sleeves. This year we added additional attractions to the festival, including a wonderful dark art show featuring a different artist each day. Check out some of the photos of the art that was displayed. On Saturday October 17th, 2015, the talented artist Peter Goode painted live in the theater lobby.

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SCREAMFEST Closing Night Awards


HOLLYWOOD – Oct. 23, 2015 – We are pleased to announce the 2015 Festival winners at last night's Awards reception that took place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. The award winners were presented the coveted Screamfest Skull Award last night for winning in the following categories.

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Upcoming Events

  • Last Resort

    Last Resort

    Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:45am
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Run Time: 
    A young couple goes on vacation to a horror-themed resort, but they find themselves in over their heads when the owner turns out to be quite the killer host.
    Directed By: 
    David Schneiderman
    Produced By: 
    Pedro Paulo Araujo Daniela Sanchez Reinaldo Zavarce
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Karen Wilmer
    Written by: 
    Karen Wilmer
    Main Cast: 
    Reinaldo Zavarce Karen Wilmer Matthew John Armstrong

    About the Director

    David Schneiderman

    David Schneiderman was born and raised just outside of New York City in Great Neck, NY. After graduating from the Film/Animation Department at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), David moved to Los Angeles where he worked in many areas of prod...read more

    08/26/2016 - 11:45am
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2015 FESTIVAL WINNERSTake a look at the award winning films that won the amazing Stan Winston designed Skull Award.