Film submissions close October 21st

Compete for gory glory in St. Albans, Vermont’s 7th annual horror film festival.

Original Films

Watch bite-sized indie horror films made by local filmmakers, both amateur and experienced.

Theatre Premiere

Every film is an epic experience projected at cinema-scale on The Welden Theatre’s largest screen.

Best Film Award

Viewers and judges decide who received both the festival’s grand prize and excellence awards.

Filmmaking Tools

Don’t have expensive cameras and microphones? Rent free or low-cost gear at your local media center.

Submit Online

Easy online submissions make it possible to submit your finished film anytime, anywhere.

Ask for Help

We’re filmmakers, too. Ask our team for guidance creating your original short horror film via email.

“The premiere and celebration afterwards were so fun—a great opportunity to meet other creators.”

— Brent Campbell, filmmaker

Attend a screening

Tickets available now

The festival runs from October 28-29th. Buy tickets online and reserve seats for family and friends.

Enter the fest

Final deadline is October 21st

We’re looking for original horror-themed short films rated PG-13 and under 10 minutes in length.


Proudly playing at St. Albans’ historic downtown movie theater

Each night of the festival is held at The Welden Theatre—Franklin County’s only independent cinema. Digitally-projected on the theater’s largest screen, each short film is an epic experience for all.

104 North Main Street | St. Albans, Vermont

September 1st

Film submissions open

Upload your finished film and its documentation via an easy online submissions portal.

October 1st

Advance tickets go on sale

Opening Night routinely sells out. Buy tickets in advance and secure your seat at The Welden Theatre.

October 21st

Film submissions close

The final deadline is at 11:59pm on October 21st. The online submissions portal closes.

October 28th

Opening Night

A packed-house of horror film fans fills the theater, voting on their favorites.

The Welden Theatre
Doors — 6:30pm
Films — 7:00pm

October 28th

Awards Party

The party starts when the final film ends. Meet the filmmakers before they receive their awards.

“The Room” at 14th Star Brewing Co.
TBD: Begins immediately after the film premiere.

October 29th

Second Screening

Couldn’t make it to opening night? Catch a second screening at a later date.

The Welden Theatre
Doors — 6:30pm
Films — 7:00pm