Genre Film Festivals in the USA, Sorted Alphabetically

The table below is a scrollable directory of genre film festivals in the United States of America, organized alphabetically.

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Event NameAlternate NameType of EventCityState (full name)State (postal abbre-viation)Regular Submission DeadlineEvent Beginning DateEvent Ending Date
Accolade Global Film Competition Awards CompetitionLa JollaCaliforniaCAquarterlyquarterlyquarterly
Action Figure Stop Motion Film FestivalAFFFFilm Festivalmultiple citiesmultiple states01/28/22multiple dates
Action on Film MegaFest Film FestivalAOF FestivalFilm FestivalLas VegasNevadaNV03/31/2207/30/2207/30/22
Adirondack Film Festival Film FestivalGlens FallsNew YorkNY04/08/2210/14/2210/16/22
American Horror Film Festival Film FestivalTempeArizonaAZ05/07/2209/16/2209/16/22
American Horrors Film Festival Film FestivalLake GenevaWisconsinWI06/25/2110/29/2110/31/21
Anchorage International Film FestivalAIFFFilm FestivalAnchorageAlaskaAK08/01/2212/02/2212/11/22
Animation Block Party Film FestivalBrooklynNew YorkNYclosed10/29/2110/30/21
Animation Nights New York Best of FestANNY Best of FestFilm FestivalNew YorkNew YorkNYrolling09/30/2209/30/22
Annapolis Film FestivalAFFFilm FestivalAnnapolisMarylandMD09/01/2103/31/2204/03/22
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival Film FestivalSan FranciscoCaliforniaCA08/31/2212/01/2212/15/22
An Anti-Hero Production Genre FestAnti-Hero FestFilm FestivalBurbankCaliforniaCA08/10/2210/13/2210/16/22
Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival Film FestivalTucsonArizonaAZ08/31/2202/25/2302/25/23
Aphrodite Film Awards Awards CompetitionNew YorkNew YorkNYrollingquarterlyquarterly
Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film FestivalALIFFFFilm FestivalPhoenixArizonaAZ07/01/2210/08/2210/10/22
Arizona International Film Festival Film FestivalTucsonArizonaAZ01/30/2204/20/2204/30/22
Arizona Underground Film FestivalAZUFFFilm FestivalTucsonArizonaAZ06/17/2209/16/2209/24/22
Art All Night – TrentonAAN Film FestivalFilm FestivalTrentonNew JerseyNJclosed06/19/2106/20/21
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Film FestivalSanta Monica and Beverly HillsCaliforniaCAclosed04/22/2104/25/21
Art of Brooklyn Film Festival Film FestivalBrooklynNew YorkNY02/20/2206/01/2206/11/22
Asians on Film Festival of Shorts Film FestivalLos AngelesCaliforniaCA09/01/2101/01/2201/31/22
ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival Awards CompetitionNew YorkNew YorkNY02/14/2203/22/2203/24/22
Atlanta Film FestivalATLFFFilm FestivalAtlantaGeorgiaGA09/30/2104/21/2205/01/22
Atlanta Horror Film Festival Film FestivalAtlantaGeorgiaGA03/31/2210/14/2210/16/22
Atlanta Sci-Fi Film FestivalASCIFFFFilm FestivalAtlantaGeorgiaGA07/01/2110/29/2110/31/21
Atlanta Shortsfest Film FestivalAtlantaGeorgiaGA02/28/2206/25/2206/26/22
Atlanta Underground Film FestivalAUFFFilm FestivalAtlantaGeorgiaGA03/31/2208/19/2208/21/22
AtomaCon Short Film Festival Film FestivalNorth CharlestonSouth CarolinaSC01/31/2205/13/2205/15/22
Austin Comedy Film FestivalACFFFilm FestivalAustinTexasTX05/31/2211/06/2211/06/22
Austin Revolution Film FestivalARFFFilm FestivalAustinTexasTX08/15/2202/08/2302/11/23
Austin Under the Stars Film FestivalAUTSFilm FestivalAustinTexasTX01/29/2210/24/2210/24/22
Ax Wound Film Festival Film FestivalVirtual in 2021VT08/13/2112/10/2112/19/21
Bad Film Fest Film FestivalVirtual in 2021NY03/07/2110/22/2110/22/21
Balticon Sunday Short Science Fiction Film FestivalBSSSFFFFilm FestivalBaltimoreMarylandMD03/31/2205/27/2205/30/22
Baltimore Next Media Web FestBNM Web FestFilm FestivalTBDMarylandMD04/30/2211/03/2211/06/22
Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival Film FestivalMuskogeeOklahomaOK11/30/2104/28/2205/01/22
Beaufort International Film FestivalBIFFFilm FestivalBeaufortSouth CarolinaSC08/31/2202/21/2302/26/23
Beloit International Film FestivalBIFFFilm FestivalBeloitWisconsinWI07/31/2202/24/2303/05/23
BendFilm Festival Film FestivalBendOregonOR04/29/2210/06/2210/23/22
Berkeley Video & Film Festival Film FestivalBerkeleyCaliforniaCA08/10/2210/28/2210/30/22
Best Shorts CompetitionBest Shorts AwardsAwards CompetitionLa JollaCaliforniaCAquarterlyquarterlyquarterly
Beverly Hills Film FestivalBHFFFilm FestivalLos Angeles and Beverly HillsCaliforniaCA10/31/2106/01/2206/05/22
Beyond Fest Film FestivalLos AngelesCaliforniaCA04/15/2209/24/2210/10/22
Big Muddy Film Festival Film FestivalCarbondaleIllinoisIL10/31/2102/24/2202/27/22
Blackbird Film Festival Film FestivalCortland and HomerNew YorkNY07/10/2205/19/2205/22/22
Black Cat Picture Show Film FestivalAugustaGeorgiaGA04/24/2208/19/2208/21/22
BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film FestivalBBFFFilm FestivalSeattleWashingtonWA04/01/2205/07/2205/07/22
Boomtown Film & Music Festival Film FestivalBeaumontTexasTXTBDTBDTBD
Boston International Film FestivalBIFFFilm FestivalBostonMassa-chusettsMAclosed04/14/2204/20/22
Boston Science Fiction Film FestivalBostonSciFiFilm FestivalSomervilleMassa-chusettsMA08/25/2202/15/2302/20/23
Boston Underground Film FestivalBUFFFilm FestivalCambridgeMassa-chusettsMA09/30/2203/22/2303/26/23
Brainwash Drive-In Bike-In Walk-In Movie Festival Film FestivalDoyleCaliforniaCA05/15/2208/26/2208/28/22
Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival Film FestivalJersey CityNew JerseyNJ06/10/2208/06/2208/07/22
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Film FestivalBrooklynNew YorkNY05/14/2210/13/2210/20/22
Brooklyn SciFi Film FestivalBSFFFFilm FestivalBrooklynNew YorkNY06/30/2210/03/2210/09/22
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival Film FestivalWilliamsvilleNew YorkNY05/31/2208/19/2208/25/22
Buffalo International Film FestivalBIFFFilm FestivalBuffaloNew YorkNY05/09/2210/06/2210/10/22
Burbank International Film FestivalBIFFFilm FestivalBurbankCaliforniaCA02/28/2209/08/2209/11/22
Buried Alive Film Fest Film FestivalAtlantaGeorgiaGA05/31/2103/10/2203/13/22
Burien Film FestivalBFFFilm FestivalBurienWashingtonWA08/14/2110/15/2110/25/21
Cape Fear Independent Film FestivalCFIFFFilm FestivalWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNCclosedTBDTBD
Capital City Film FestivalCCFFFilm FestivalLansingMichiganMI12/19/2204/13/2304/23/23
Carrboro Film Festival Film FestivalCarrboroNorth CarolinaNC08/31/2211/18/2211/20/22
Catalina Film Festival Film FestivalLong Beach and AvalonCaliforniaCA02/11/2209/21/2209/25/22
Cedar Rapids Independent Film FestivalCRIFFFilm FestivalMarionIowaIAclosed04/01/2204/02/22
Central Florida Film FestivalCENFLOFilm FestivalMount DoraFloridaFL07/31/2201/20/2301/22/23
Chandler International Film FestivalCIFFFilm FestivalChandlerArizonaAZ06/25/2201/21/2301/29/23
Chattanooga Film Festival Film FestivalVirtual in 2022TennesseeTN01/15/2206/23/2206/28/22
Chicago Horror Film FestivalCHFFFilm FestivalChicagoIllinoisIL03/18/2209/23/2209/25/22
Chicago International Film Festival—After Dark ProgramChicago Film FestFilm FestivalChicagoIllinoisIL06/13/2210/12/2210/23/22
Chicago International REEL Shorts Film FestivalCIRSFFilm FestivalChicagoIllinoisIL06/12/2211/11/2211/12/22
Cine Gear Expo Film Series Screening Film FestivalLos AngelesCaliforniaCA02/28/2206/09/2206/12/22
Cinema at the Edge Film FestivalCATEFilm FestivalSanta MonicaCaliforniaCA06/30/2109/24/2109/26/21
Cinema Soup Film Festival (part of CIL-CON) Film FestivalVirtual in 2022IllinoisIL03/31/2208/01/2208/31/22
Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo Film FestivalStrongsvilleOhioOH07/30/2209/30/2210/02/22
Cinequest Film & VR FestivalCQFFFilm FestivalSan Jose and Redwood CityCaliforniaCA10/14/2202/28/2303/12/23
CineSpace Day at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival Film FestivalHoustonTexasTX07/15/2211/10/2211/17/22
Clean Shorts Film Festival Film FestivalChoctawOklahomaOK12/31/2105/06/2205/07/22
Cleveland International Film FestivalCIFFFilm FestivalClevelandOhioOH10/31/2103/30/2204/10/22
Columbus International Film & Animation Festival Film FestivalColumbusOhioOH10/15/2204/14/2304/17/23
Comic-Con International Independent Film FestivalCCI-IFFFilm FestivalSan DiegoCaliforniaCAclosed07/21/2207/24/22
ConCarolinas Short Film Festival Film FestivalCharlotteNorth CarolinaNC04/03/2206/03/2206/05/22
Coney Island Film Festival Film FestivalBrooklynNew YorkNY03/11/2209/16/2209/18/22
Cosmic Film Festival Online Film FestivalFloridaFL07/15/2208/05/2208/05/22
Creature Feature Competition (at Necronomicon) Film FestivalTampaFloridaFL09/04/2209/23/2209/23/22
Creature Feature Weekend Film FestivalGettysburgPennsyl-vaniaPA05/01/2208/26/2208/28/22
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest Film FestivalColumbiaSouth Carolina SC01/20/2305/19/2305/21/23
Crypticon Kansas City Horror Film FestivalCrypticon Shockfest Film FestivalFilm FestivalKansas CityMissouriMOTBDTBDTBD
Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival Film FestivalSeattleWashingtonWA03/08/2205/20/2205/22/22
Cucalorus Film Festival Film FestivalWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNC05/26/2211/16/2211/20/22
Culver City Film Festival Film FestivalLos AngelesCaliforniaCA07/08/2212/02/2212/08/22
Dam Short Film Festival Film FestivalBoulder CityNevadaNV09/30/2202/16/2302/20/23
Dances With Films Film FestivalHollywoodCaliforniaCA02/16/2206/09/2206/19/22
DC Independent Film FestivalDCIFFFilm FestivalWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaDC11/29/2103/02/2203/06/22
DC Shorts International Film Festival Film FestivalWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaDC02/28/2209/08/2209/18/22
Dead in Decatur Film Festival Film FestivalDecaturIllinoisILclosed07/24/2207/26/22
Death's Parade Film Festival Film FestivalTBDCaliforniaCA10/31/2212/10/2212/10/22
Deep in the Heart Film FestivalDitHFFFilm FestivalWacoTexasTX01/03/2307/20/2307/23/23
Depth of Field International Film FestivalDOFIFFAwards CompetitionRehoboth BeachDelawareDE01/31/2208/13/2208/13/22
Desmond District Demons Film FestivalDDDFilm FestivalPort HuronMichiganMI07/13/2210/14/2210/15/22
Devil's Night Gallery Film FestivalDetroitMichiganMI08/31/2110/30/2110/30/21
Diabolical Horror Film Festival Awards CompetitionMissouriMO05/01/2210/28/2210/31/22
Dickens Horror Film Festival Film FestivalLongmontColoradoCO07/17/2210/08/2210/08/22
Directors Circle Festival Of ShortsDCSFFilm FestivalEriePennsyl-vaniaPA09/10/2211/25/2212/03/22
Down East Flick FestDEFFFilm FestivalGreenvilleNorth CarolinaNC07/23/2211/17/2211/20/22
Dragon Con Independent Film Festival Film FestivalAtlantaGeorgiaGATBDTBDTBD
Druid Underground Film FestivalDUFFFilm Festivalmultiple citiesmultiple statesTBDTBDTBD
DTLA Film Festival Film FestivalLos AngelesCaliforniaCA06/01/2209/07/2209/11/22
El Dorado Film Festival Film FestivalEl DoradoArkansasAR06/14/1910/11/1910/13/19
End of Days Film FestivalEOD film festFilm FestivalMaitlandFloridaFL03/18/2205/14/2205/14/22
Etheria Film NightEtheria Film FestivalFilm FestivalLos AngelesCaliforniaCA12/19/2206/18/2306/18/23
FantaSci Short Film Festival Film FestivalOviedoFloridaFL01/31/2205/14/2205/14/22
Fantastic Fest Film FestivalAustinTexasTX04/22/2209/22/2209/29/22
FANtastic Horror Film FestivalFHFF Film FestivalSan DiegoCaliforniaCA06/30/2210/28/2210/30/22
Fargo Fantastic Film FestivalFFFFFilm FestivalFargoNorth DakotaND07/10/2209/29/2210/02/22
Fargo Film FestivalFFFFilm FestivalFargoNorth DakotaND09/01/2203/21/2303/25/23
Fayetteville Film Fest Film FestivalFayettevilleArkansasAR05/31/2210/20/2210/22/22
Les Femmes Underground International Film FestivalLEFUFFFilm FestivalLos AngelesCaliforniaCA05/15/2209/24/2209/24/22
Festival of Cinema NYC Film FestivalForest Hills and FlushingNew YorkNY02/23/2208/05/2208/14/22
15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival Film FestivalCocoaFloridaFL07/24/2211/19/2211/19/22
Film Invasion Los AngelesFilm Invasion L.A.Film FestivalLos AngelesCaliforniaCA01/15/2206/08/2206/12/22
FilmQuest Film FestivalProvoUtahUT07/11/2210/28/2211/05/22
First Contact Film Festival Film FestivalVirtual in 2022New JerseyNJ11/30/2107/04/2207/10/22
FirstGlance Film Festival Los Angeles Film FestivalLos AngelesCaliforniaCA11/22/2103/17/2203/20/22
FirstGlance Film Festival Philadelphia Film FestivalPhoenixvillePennsyl-vaniaPA04/25/2210/13/2210/16/22
Flickers' VORTEX Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival Film FestivalProvidence and North SmithfieldRhode IslandRI05/15/2208/08/2208/14/22
Flint Fright FilmFest Film FestivalVirtual in 2021MichiganMI07/14/1909/18/2109/19/21
Florida Film FestivalFFFFilm FestivalMaitlandFloridaFL11/12/2104/08/2204/17/22
FLOW Film Festival Online Film FestivalSunriseFloridaFL07/22/2109/24/2110/03/21
Fort Worth Indie Film ShowcaseFWIFSFilm FestivalFort WorthTexasTX11/19/2207/13/2307/15/23
Freak Show Horror Film Festival Film FestivalOrlandoFloridaFL03/14/2210/14/2210/16/22
Frightening Ass Film FestFAFFFilm FestivalVirtual in 2020closed10/30/2010/31/20
F3: Frankly Film Fest Film FestivalCincinnatiOhioOH02/24/2306/23/2306/25/23