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Alamo Drafthouse | Tempe
About Us

The Alamo Drafthouse in Tempe, AZ plays host to the American Horror Film Festival! Now in it’s fifth 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 Documentary

Best Actor - Best Actress - Best Director

Best Supporting Actor - Best Supporting Actress

Best Music - Best Animation

Best New Screenplay

The Venue

The American Horror Film Festival is based in Phoenix, Arizona and is hosted at the prestigious Alamo Drafthouse! 

Film-makers are invited to participate in Q&A's at their screenings, receiving free tickets for themselves, cast and crew, as well as free custom give aways based on their films!

The Alamo is known for its drinks and menu available throughout the screenings and we customize the menu for each selection of films screenings - so if you ever fancied a $5 dollar shake, or your own custom burger named after the one in your movie - here's the chance for it to become a reality! We tailor at least one item on the  menu to each film selected! 

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.