The NOLA Horror Film Fest is a festival created by horror filmmakers for horror fans. It’s no small wonder – and no great surprise – that so many of today’s top directors got their start in “low budget horror”. With determination and imagination, these artists have created some truly memorable work that has encouraged and inspired a new generation of filmmakers. Our goal is the promotion of Genre Filmmaking in Louisiana, as well as nationally and internationally. The NOLAHFF is committed to celebrating the craft and advancing the art form of Genre Films.
April 15, 2017 Regular Deadline I May 15, 2017 Late Deadline I June 15, 2017 Extended Deadline I July 1, 2017 Last Chance Deadline I August 4, 2017 Notification DateOrganizers JT Seaton FOUNDER/FESTIVAL DIRECTOR I Charles Lucia FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
The NOLA Horror Film Fest takes place in one of the most famous – and most haunted – cities in the world. From the Thursday night festivities (Opening Night Screening, Opening Night Party w/ Live Band), through three days of the best horror & sci-fi programs (Features & Shorts Screenings, Filmmaker Q&A’s, Panel Discussions, Filmmaker Lunch, Special Guests), to the Sunday night events (Awards Ceremony), the NOLAHFF is going to be a weekend to remember. We encourage filmmakers, casts & crews, friends & family, and horror fans alike to experience New Orleans (from the food to the music to the history).
Even though the festival is called NOLA Horror Film Fest, the NOLAHFF accepts ALL SUB-GENRES: Horror / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Thriller / Suspense / Psychological / Action / Gothic / Dark Drama / Dark Comedy / Horror Comedy / B-Movie / Campy / Experimental / Documenatry
Awards & Prizes
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Louisiana Film
Best Visual Effects
Best Makeup Effects
Best Student Film