Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Brings Frightfully Fun Feature and Short Films to You

Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Brings Frightfully Fun Feature and Short Films to You

By Staff Reports

“Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in continual reverie.” —WASHINGTON IRVING, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” 

After its thrilling inaugural year in 2019, the SLEEPY HOLLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SHIFF) returns this October 15-17, 2021, in the comfort of your very own hollow, virtually bringing you a provocative and exhilaratingly eclectic selection of noteworthy feature films and short films via !   

In the creative spirit of Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the actual town that inspired it, Sleepy Hollow, NY, the historic cradle of the American supernatural, SHIFF endeavors to celebrate notable genre cinema that draws artistic inspiration from the past and present to usher in a new era of genre legends. 



2021’s selection of feature films includes 

ACHOURA directed by Talal Selhami

ALONE WITH YOU directed by Emily Bennett and Justin Brooks

FOR ROGER directed by Aaron Bartsuka

HOUSE OF INEQUITY directed by Josh Hale

KING CAR directed by Renata Pinheiro

THE MARSHMALLOW MYSTERY TOUR directed by Jeff Beals and Matthew Beals

NIGHT CALLER directed by Chad Ferrin

THE REENACTMENT directed by Andrew Ford

ROOMMATE WATNED directed by Michael McCartney

A SAVANNAH HAUNTING directed by William Mark McCullough

TERROR EYES directed by Delaney Bishop

THEY LIVE INSIDE US directed by Michael Baliff

WICKED GAMES directed by Teddy Grennan 

Short film selections include 

AXE TO THE FACE directed by Andrew Moorehead

THE BUCCA BOO directed by Kyle Knopf

CLEAN CUT directed by Dylan James Amick

CRAZY HAT FRIDAYS directed by Lorenzo Benitez

DAVID directed by Shelby O’ Boyle

dav/ID directed by Jeff Frumess

DREAMWORLD: PINE BUSH NY directed by Rose Felice

EVERMORE NEVERMORE directed by Amber Ray Synder

FAMILY HISTORY directed by Mark J. Parker

THE GIFT directed by Jacintha Charles

HONOUR THY MOTHER directed by Yinghui Fu

HOT WOOL directed by Tony Olsen

MEDUSA directed by Katie Graubart

THE MISADVENTURES OF ICABOD CRANE directed by Guido Jiménez-Cruz

MOMMA, DON’T GO directed by Rafael De Leon, Jr.

SAWA directed by Harinarayan Rajeev

SYNONYMOUS WITH directed by Thom Hilton

THAT HALOWEEN directed by Mike Hickey

UNICORN directed by Jason Tropiano  

In addition to these virtual screenings on Filmocracy, SHIFF is also hosting a HORSELESS CARRIAGE CINEMA pop-up at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow, NY Oct 15-17, 2021. Three nights of revival big-screen, double-feature fun under the stars includes the likes of THE THING, CHOPPING MALL, ARACHNOPHOBIA and more! Tickets are available now at

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