Hammond Horror Fest

October 18-19, 2019

Be sure to keep coming back as we announce our upcoming events scheduled for the 2019 festival


About Hammond Horror Festival


Welcome to Hammond Horror Fest 2019! This year marks the 9th Annual Hammond Horror Festival, a series of events taking place in and around downtown Hammond that is sure to entertain you with a twist of horror just in time for Halloween.

The purpose of the Hammond Horror Festival is to provide an annual community project for artists of all mediums to showcase their work in an alternative celebration of the arts, while benefitting local arts organizations. Established in October 2011, Hammond Horror Fest is designed to embrace the contributions, tastes, and cultural energies that local professional and student artists bring to this region.

The planned location of the festival is downtown Hammond, LA, and various surrounding areas, in order to support and enrich the arts and culture of this historic city. The goal of this festival is to inspire local artists to get involved with their community in the spirit of Halloween, and will do so by welcoming a spread of performances and exhibitions of art including, but not limited to: theatre, music, visual arts, dance, poetry/spoken word and film.



48-Hour Film Festival

2019 Film Dates: Friday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

Have you ever wanted to make a horror movie? Ever wonder what it would be like to have your very own movie shown on the big screen? Or maybe you're looking to put your movie making skills to the test? Well, now is the time as Hammond Horror Fest announces its fourth annual 48-hour film competition.

The Ninth Annual Hammond Horror Festival presents for a fourth year the 48-Hour Short Film contest. This event is open to anyone around the world. Each Participant (or team) will write, shoot and edit a film no less than 1 minute and no more than 5 minutes long in exactly 48 hours.

Filmmakers will be sent the following at 7:00 p.m. (CST) SHARP on September 6, 2019 (Friday):

Each contestant (or team) will be given: a theme for the film, a prop, and a line of dialogue that must appear in each film. Contestants (or teams) must post finished films to his/her YouTube account and send a link to the posted film (and a password if needed) to chad.winters@selu.edu by 7:00pm (CST) Sunday, September 8, 2019.


48-Hour signs up are now closed.




Click here for the complete Hammond Horror Fest 48-Hour Short Film Rules & Regulations

To participate in the 48-Hour Film Festival, please read all Contest Rules, and fill out the form below. Following that, a registration fee of $40 must be paid via PayPal to hammondhorrorfest@gmail.com.

Your signature on the entry form constitutes your acceptance and agreement, on behalf of yourself, and the members of your cast and crew, to the Contest Rules posted on the website. Any cast or crew that you use must review, and agree to, the Contest Rules.


Sponsor this year's Hammond Horror Fest




Help support local artists by supporting the Hammond Horror Festival

Getting involved in this year's Hammond Horror Fest is a fun way to experience the festival from a different perspective and meet new people. Currently, we are seeking volunteers for a variety of positions and would like for you to be part of this year's event! To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Tara Bennett.


What else can you do to help this amazing local effort?

We need sponsors! Our festival has grown each year, and continues to get bigger, better, and more inclusive every year. As it continues to grow, we are looking for support from the community to help us make Hammond Horror Festival the best it can possibly be. Join us as a sponsor in 2019 and help us make the 9th annual Hammond Horror Festival the biggest and best festival yet!


Donations/Sponsorships come in packages

$100 One ticket to each event and logo or business name on sponsor's page and in all printed, online and video materials.

$200 Two tickets to each event, and logo or business name on sponsor's page and in all printed, online and video materials.

$300+ Four tickets to each event, and logo or business name on sponsor's page and in all printed, online and video materials.


Contact Us

Feel free to use the form in order to contact us for more information about how to get involved with Hammond Horror Fest.

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Hammond Horror Festival is a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society. A portion of the proceeds for this year's festival will be donated to their efforts towards cancer research.