The twelfth annual Knoxville Horror Film Fest has come to a bittersweet end, and we couldn’t be more grateful to the hundreds of folks who made this our biggest year yet despite (but maybe also because of?) the circumstances we all find ourselves in. We were more than a little nervous about being able to keep everyone safe, but thanks to our wonderful and considerate fans we seem to have succeeded beyond our expectations. We’d also like to thank our crew of friends & volunteers, without whom KHFF simply wouldn’t exist. We love you guys.


Naturally one of the big changes this year was that we can’t really party down in close quarters, and as a result our traditional Sunday Awards Ceremony was pretty well out of the question. But we hope you’ll take a moment to browse this year’s winners below, congratulate any you may know personally, and keep an eye on all of these inspired, hardworking filmmakers.


Our judges for this year’s short film competitions were teacher & filmmaker Zachary Beckler (himself a KHFF award winner, most recently for Interior) and KHFF festival producer Nick Huinker, while our Grindhouse Grind-out contest winners were selected by visiting filmmakers Brian Lonano and Jill Gevargizian


We hope you had as much fun as we did this weekend, and can’t wait to see you again next year... or maybe sooner? Take care of yourselves until then.


PS - This year’s shirts sold out much more quickly than we expected, but we're reprinting them now and hope to make them available the first weekend of November.