ABOUT


The Fright Night Theatre Film Festival 
is the Creeple's Festival!

The Fright Night Theatre Film Festival (FNTFF) is the only festival dedicated to horror, cult, and genre cinema in the greater Hamilton, ON area. Operating annually, this fan-favorite event screens a combined 7 feature films and approx 20 shorts each season over the course of three exciting nights of genre film mayhem at the Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N). Fright Night Theatre is not just a scary night at the movies; it’s a celebration of fringe film-making, controversial cinema, tongue-in-cheek B-movies, and the art of the macabre.


Founded in 2009 as an all-year genre screening series, the FNTFF goes into its 9th year as a full-fledged festival with a mission to bring back the fun, communal atmosphere, and showmanship of going to the movies by showcasing shocking, scary, schlocky, and scintillating independent and mainstream horror / genre films to our die-hard genre film audience in and around the Hamilton, Ontario region. Horror fans and genre junkies can expect our unique brand of down-to-earth Q&A's with local and visiting filmmakers, themed parties, and a one-of-a-kind theatre-going experience by fans for fans.



Canadian and International filmmakers and distributors are invited to submit feature and short films in the horror, cult, and exploitation genres (i.e. horror-comedies, horror-fantasy, horror sci-fi, etc.)

Awards & Prizes

The Fright Night Theatre Film Festival offers recognition awards in the following categories:

AUDIENCE CHOICE

BEST FILM
BEST SHORT

SELECTION COMMITTEE AWARDS

 FEATURE FILM AWARDS
SCARIEST FILM
MOST SHOCKING FILM
FUNNIEST FILM
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST WRITING
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
BEST MUSICAL SCORE
BEST VILLAIN
BEST MONSTER
ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP FX
SHORT FILM AWARDS
BEST HORROR SHORT
BEST CANADIAN SHORT
BEST COMEDY SHORT
BEST FANTASY SHORT
BEST SCI-FI SHORT
BEST ANIMATED SHORT