films are now being considered
for screening at the 2020 festival

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Awards

  • The Film from Hell – best of the festival
  • Best overall feature/short
  • Best horror feature/short
  • Best thriller feature/short
  • Best midnight feature/short
  • Best horror-comedy feature/short
  • Best director feature/short
  • Best cinematography feature/short
  • Best writing feature/short
  • Best actor feature/short
  • Best actress feature/short
  • Best Ohio film
  • Screenwriting: best screenplay feature/short
  • Other prizes as determined by the jury.

trophies

Short and feature filmmakers selected for NFF compete for the coveted Night Mare, the festival’s beautiful hand-sculpted award honoring the dark horses of horror and genre filmmaking. The Nightmares Film Festival Night Mare is designed and sculpted by toy and figure artist Tony Simione (Star Wars, Walking Dead, Aliens, Marvel Superheroes, Nightmare Before Christmas).

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