Stanley Film Festival


Frederic Lahey, Executive Director



Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Spring (usually April)

Deadline: February (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $45 for features. $45 for shorts. $30 for student features. $25 for student shorts.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



The Stanley Film Festival showcases classic and contemporary independent horror cinema all set at the haunted and historic Stanley Hotel in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. The Festival presents emerging and established filmmakers enabling the industry and general public to experience the power of storytelling through genre cinema. Founded in 2013 by The Stanley Hotel to celebrate the property’s iconic Hollywood heritage, the four-day event showcases filmmakers latest works, Q&A discussions, industry panels, the “Stanley Dean’s Cup” student film competition, and special events for cinema insiders, enthusiasts, and fellow artists.