HorrorFest 14

Embrace the Fear!

When: Friday, October 27th, 2023
     Films start at 7:30pm - Doors open at 6:30pm
Where: Kelowna Film Studios - 1516 Keehn Road

Tickets: Purchase Here

Kelowna's favourite horror film festival is back from the dead!

The twisted minds of the Okanagan’s finest filmmakers unite to bring you local short horror films for your Halloween viewing pleasure.

Now in it's 14th year, HorrorFest promises to bring it's audience laughs, scares, and a bloody good time!

HorrorFest is a costume party with drinks and food available!
HorrorFest is a 19+ Event Only!

Submissions Are OPEN

Submit Your Film to HorrorFest

Click the button below for the HorrorFest entry form.



• Films must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday, October 9th

• Films should be no longer than 15 minutes in length, including credits. 
  Exceptions can be made for outstanding films, please contact us if so.

• Films must be of the horror, thriller or dark drama genre.  Or include horror elements (ex. zombie comedy)

• We like to push the limits too, but if your film is deemed too offensive, it will not be screened or asked to be edited.

• No limit on number of submissions per filmmaker.

• $30 entry fee per film submission.  ($15 for OSIF Members)



• Final version of the film must be handed in by 11:59pm, Monday, October 9th… No exceptions!

• Upload a HD or 4K version of your film to YouTube or Vimeo to be screened by the judges.  Set the privacy to "Unlisted"

• Please send (dropbox, google drive, dropsend, Vimeo etc.) a HD or 4K video file of your film to info@osif.orgPreferable format is .mov or .mp4 - H.264 or Apple ProRes 422.  This video will be used at the screening.

• Please fill out the submission form in full.  Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

• Please pay the Entry Fee at the time of your submission.  Donation form is below to pay by credit card, or send an e-transfer to payment@osif.org.


• Films will be judged by an independent group of industry professionals.  Judging is based on production value, technical quality, story, acting, and overall enjoyment of the film.

• Individual Awards will be selected as well for the following: Best Story, Best Acting, Best Audio, Best Cinematography, Best SPFX/Makeup, & Best Death Scene.


• Best Film - $300 cash + 1 Year OSIF Membership + OSIF swag + 4 VIP tickets to the Field of Screams corn maze + Your name immortalized on the OSIF Cup!

**Prizes are non-transferable, and must be used by the winner.

Click the button below for the HorrorFest entry form.


Entry Fee

OSIF Members - $15, Non-Members - $30

Use the Donation Form Below, or send an e-transfer to payment@osif.org

HorrorFest Film Submissions are not accepted until the Entry Fee is paid in full.

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