Genre Film Festivals in the USA, Sorted by Date

The table below is a scrollable directory of genre film festivals in the United States of America, organized by date (the date that the event begins).

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