Africa International Horror Film Festival is where screams and scares meet culture and creativity. Founded by visionary film director, Nneoha Ann Aligwe, our festival is the first of its kind in West Africa and is dedicated to revitalizing the African horror cinema industry.

Our mission is simple – to provide a platform for independent horror filmmakers in Africa and beyond to showcase their works to a global audience. We believe that horror cinema is an art form that transcends boundaries and allows us to explore the darker side of the human psyche.

Every year, we curate an electrifying line-up of the most thought-provoking horror films from across the African continent and beyond. Our festival is a haven for filmmakers and fans alike, as we showcase works that push the boundaries of the horror genre, challenge societal norms, and spark meaningful conversations.

At the Africa International Horror Film Festival, we pride ourselves on creating an immersive experience for all who attend. From our bone-chilling screenings to engaging panel discussions and workshops with industry professionals, we are dedicated to providing a platform that fosters creativity, diversity, and community.

So, whether you’re a filmmaker looking to showcase your work, a horror enthusiast seeking the next scare, or a curious attendee eager to explore the world of African horror cinema, we welcome you to join us at the Africa International Horror Film Festival..

Awards are given in the following categories: Best Feature, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Special Effects, Musical Score, etc. In addition, there are special categories for Best Animation, Best Short, Audience choice award, Best Experimental Film, and Best Student Film.


Since 2021, the Africa International Horror Film Festival has:

  • Received approximately 5,000 African and international submissions;
  • Had over 2,000 attendees including filmmakers and film enthusiasts
  • Screened 100 films from 30 countries
  • Had over 10,000 engagements on social media

Submission for the 2023 edition commences on the 5th of February 2022.