Submissions are open for Hellifax Horror Fest 2024

We want to see your depraved, disturbed, and macabre creations! Send us your:

  • Feature Films (45 minutes or longer)
  • Short Films (25 minutes or less)
  • Scripts (25 pages max)

Early bird deadline is May 26th and the regular deadline is June 30th.

Hellifax Horror Fest 2023 Live Script Reading

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A film festival dedicated to horror genre fanatics in Halifax and the Atlantic region.

We bring the best in genre cinema: the macabre, the deranged, the fantastical, the weird, the terrifying, the outrageous, and the eerie. Entering our fourth year, Hellifax Horror Fest offers audiences and filmmakers alike the opportunity to connect and share their passion for all-things horror!

One of Us! One of Us! Our Advisory Board Members

Bente Maalen

Bente Maalen is a film producer with the production company Blaane Film, and is a founder and Producer of Ramaskrik Horror Film Festival in Norway. She had her debut as a producer with two short films in the fall of 2019 and has several feature films and tv-series in the pipeline.

Cory Bowles

An actor, director, screenwriter, dancer and choreographer born in Montreal and grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia. He is an African-Nova Scotian, most known for his directorial feature debut, Black Cop (TIFF 2017) and his recurring role on Trailer Park Boys.

Josh Mac-Donald

Writer-director of the award-winning horror short GAME. Also the writer of the horror feature THE CORRIDOR (IFC Films), which won Josh the “Next Wave— Best Screenplay Award” at Austin, Texas’ influential FANTASTIC FEST.

Kjetil Omberg

Kjetil Omberg, CEO and part owner of the Norwegian production shingle 74 Entertainment, has been working in the local biz since 1994. He made the move into production after fifteen years with distribution, including five years as head of publicity at Sandrew Metronome Norway, which released Warner Bros. pics in the territory.

Donna Davies

Donna Davies is a writer, producer, director, and owner of Ruby Tree Films. Davies has made dozens of award-winning films that have screened at festivals internationally and aired on networks such as CBC, Bravo, The Movie Network, IFC, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Starz, and EPIX.

Todd Brown

An experienced festival programmer and founder of, Todd joined XYZ Films in 2009 as Head of Int. Acquisitions. He's served as producer or EP on a wide range of Cannes, Toronto and Sundance titles such as THE RAID, SPRING, BUSHWICK, XX and many more.

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