KHFF WILL RETURN IN 2022
We're grateful to have had an exceptional thirteenth year of the Knoxville Horror Film Fest, and hope everyone who attended had as frightfully good a time as we did. As always: this festival wouldn't be what it is without our great crew (thank you Ian, Jason, Austin, Jill, Matt, Kim, Chad, Jessica & Jamie!), our talented local filmmaking scene and the fans who make it all worthwhile by responding so enthusiastically to what we do. And bonus points all aroundfor the fact that we received ZERO PUSHBACK about our vaccination policy! We love you Knoxville.
We've already got a ton of ideas for next year's event (and maybe even a spring surprise) so rest assured you'll be hearing from us soon about dates. If you're interested in submitting a film to next year's festival, stay tuned for submission details around the first of the year. And don't forget that you can enjoy the KHFF experience in miniature all year round at Central Cinema, including our KHFF Presents series on the second Thursday of every month.
Anyway... without further ado, here are the 2021 KHFF Award Winners!
ALL ABOUT KHFF
Launched in 2009 with a single evening program of local & touring short films, the Knoxville Horror Film Fest has grown into a four-night extravaganza of exciting features and unmissable short films, including special events like live podcasts, trivia sessions and our annual Grindhouse Grind-out filmmaking competition. We’re proud to be not only East Tennessee’s longest-running film festival but also one of the Southeast’s premier annual genre film events.
After a decade of screening at local venues like the Pilot Light, Relix Variety Theatre, Scruffy City Hall and Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8, the KHFF crew in 2018 opened single-screen moviehouse Central Cinema, which now serves as the festival’s home base. Between our theater’s intimate 88-seat setting and high-profile festival screenings at larger venues like Downtown West and Maryville’s Parkway Drive-In, hundreds of horror fans from around the region enjoy KHFF’s offerings every October.
Despite its ever-growing scale, KHFF remains a DIY labor of love for the small crew that puts it on each year, and we like to think the result is a film festival clearly run by fans, for fans.