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Cleveland Horror Fest Returns!

December 2nd – 4th, 2022 Atlas Cinemas at Shaker Square

Showcasing the best independent horror
films from all around the world!

Like horror films?

Then you’ll love Cleveland Horror Fest.

We’ll be showcasing horror films created by independent filmmakers all around the world–short films, feature films, and everything in between.

We also have a great lineup of workshops and panels that let you peak behind the curtain of the filmmaking process–writing, acting, special effects, and more. Plus parties and other great events.

Check out photos and more from last year’s festival

Submissions are open for this year’s fest–send in your film or screenplay via FilmFreeway for consideration. 

Film screenings

Independent horror shorts, featurettes, and feature films from all over the world, shown up on the big screen at Atlas Cinemas

screenplay contest

Horror screenplays of all lengths will be adjudicated by our jury. We'll have awards for the top scripts, and will feature the winners during a live table read during the festival.


Screenwriting, acting, special effects--we bring in industry professionals to give you a peak behind the filmmaking process.

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