Halloween International Film Festival

The 5th Annual HALLOWEEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL returns to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, October 1-3, 2020, presented by Halloween Daily News.

Festival film screenings will once again be shown at the R/C Theatres Movies 10 cineplex in Kill Devil Hills, including Q&A sessions, nightly meet and greets, photo ops on our Orange Carpet, and more. Our state-of-the-art host venue features a massive 36-foot tall movie screen, stadium seating, full digital projection capabilities, and a complete lineup of refreshments and snacks available.

RSVP on Facebook here!

We are currently accepting original independent film submissions for consideration for the 2020 festival program, through FilmFreeway, the world’s leading online submission platform.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

The Halloween International Film Festival proudly accepts short and feature film entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals. The 2020 submission period opened on December 1, 2019. The Spring Deadline is April 30, and the final deadline for submissions is June 30, 2020.

Click the link below for more information and to submit your film.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Held on the historic Outer Banks, site of the Wright Brothers’ first flight and home of America’s first urban legend, the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, this destination event features three days of independent genre films from around the world, as well as networking opportunities and extensive media exposure.

Founded in 2016, the Halloween International Film Festival is a Gold-ranked festival on the world’s leading film festival submission platform, FilmFreeway.

Previous Official Selections include The Barn (2016 Best Halloween Film and Best Feature Film Award Winner), 3 Dead Trick or Treaters10/31The Haunt (2017 Best Halloween Film Award Winner), Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2018 Best Halloween Film Award Winner), and Epic Home Haunts (2019 Breakthrough Filmmaker Award Winner).

Special invitational Showcase Selections from previous years include Honeyspider, The Houses October Built 2, Candy Corn, and the world premieres of 10/31 Part II and Sharp Candy.

ATTEND

Keep watching this page for information on the screening schedule, hotel discounts, and more.

Tickets will go on sale this summer.

Applications for press accreditation to the 2020 Halloween International Film Festival are now open. For questions and more information, please contact the HIFF team at halloweenfilmfestival@gmail.com.

OUR 2020 SPONSORS

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

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Larry Hobbx

Larry Hobbs

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OBX Entertainment

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FRIGHT-RAGS

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BECOME A SPONSOR

For information on becoming an official 2020 sponsor, please contact halloweenfilmfestival@gmail.com.

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2019 AWARD WINNERS

Best Feature Film – STRAIGHT EDGE KEGGER (dir. Jason Zink)

Best Short Film – FINLEY (dir. John Zachary Thurman)

Best Halloween Film – DEAD AIR (dir. Matt Sullivan)

Best International Film – NIGHT OWLS (aka NOCTAMBULOS) (dir. Romen Rivero)

Best North Carolina Film – BELLADONNA (dir. Brett Mullen)

Best Actress – JENNIFER SUTER (Game Over)

Best Actor – J.D. MALLORY (Maere)

Breakthrough Filmmaker – JOSH QUILLIN (Epic Home Haunts)

Scariest Film – NOCTURNE (dir. Mike Trainotti)

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CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2019 Halloween International Film Festival!

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CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2018 Halloween International Film Festival!

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CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2017 Halloween International Film Festival!

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CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2016 Halloween International Film Festival!

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LIKE the Halloween Film Festival official Facebook page HERE!

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