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Alamo Drafthouse | Tempe
About Us

The Alamo Drafthouse in Tempe, AZ usually plays host to the American Horror Film Festival and we hope to get back to screening with them soon! Now in its sixth year we travelled the country to find the perfect venue from Indiana to Texas and finally settling on the Grand Canyon State!


Submissions are accepted from all countries, there is no time frame for when the film must have been made by and we accept films with distribution. We're here to support and celebrate horror films! Each year will see a different theme to the event and this year is... slashers, so bring on the blood! (that's not to say that we won't be showing other films - we'll just be ensuring there are some classics for you to see!)  

The Awards

Best Short Film - Best Feature Film

Best Music Video - Best Director

Best Actor - Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor - Best Supporting Actress

Best Music - Best Animation

Best New Screenplay

The Venue

Due to the current health crisis, we have had to go completely online this year, but that didn't stop us from having a great time! From August 24th through the 30th you were able to watch the full lineup through our website.

Come back soon for the nominations and the award winners shortly after!

The Committee

The committee is made up of twelve people, who are selected from both inside the film industry and education system and outside, giving an eclectic mix of opinions to the curation

of the event.


None of the judges will be committee members, to ensure complete transparency in the Awards process and differentiation between the selections and awards.