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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.

Our inaugural festival was October 1st – 3rd, 2021 at Atlas Cinemas in Shaker Square.

We’re already gearing up for 2022 and hope to have dates and more info soon!

2021 Official Selections


2021 Screenplay Competition


Workshops in filmmaking, screenwriting, and acting will be presented by some of the top industry professionals in the area. Admission to all workshops is included as part of the festival badge; day passes include admission to workshops (and film screenings and other events) happening on each day, and single tickets to all workshops are also available. All films and workshops will also be available as virtual events through the streaming platform Sparq–digital passes and tickets are available at https://clevelandhorrorfest.sparqfest.live.

Workshop details and individual ticket sales will be available soon. All workshops take place Saturday and Sunday. The following workshops will be offered:

Screenwriting with Mike Suglio

Special Effects with Alan Tuskes


Film Festival and Distribution Panel

Acting with 1st Team Actor’s Studio

Agents and Casting Directors Panel




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