Las Vegas International Horror Film Festival 2022

Eligibility & Requirements

Awards will be chosen by a jury select made up of knowledgeable film industry professionals and experts.

Cash Prize To the Winner of the Festival's Best Film Award (Short OR Feature) The Overall Best Film can be a short film or a feature length film.

Feature films and short films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.

The following are the film length that should determine your film submission type:
Feature-length films — 50 minutes or more
Short films — 49 minutes or less
Feature films and short films must not have had any commercial theatrical, television, or internet play in the U.S.


All film submissions must include a submission fee and a completed online FilmFreeway entry form.

Feature films (50 minutes to 130 minutes) and short films (49 minutes or less) are accepted provided they're of the horror variety. Digital files only!

All films must either be in English or include English subtitles.

Once films are submitted, no alterations may be made unless given approval by LVIHFF programmers.

When final films are selected, filmmakers may be contacted for alternative film formats for programming purposes.

Film submission entry fees must be paid through the FilmFreeway portal as instructed.

Award winners will be revealed at the LVIHFF at the awards ceremony at the end of the festival.

Filmmakers will be notified whether or not their film has been accepted no later than September7th, 2022.

All deadlines close at 11:59PM PST


August 31st, 2021

Shorts Films


Features Films



June 30th, 2022

Shorts Films


Features Films



August 31st, 2022

Shorts Films


Features Films