The British Horror Film Festival

The British Horror Film Festival
The Film Festival Guild
20 Bunhill Row
London, United Kingdom

2020, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Fri 18th Sep 20
Sat 24th Oct to Sat 24th Oct

Festival Overview

London's prestigious Empire Cinema in Leicester Square plays host to the British Horror Film Festival. The biggest premieres from all around the world takes place here, from Harry Potter to James Bond and now you have the chance to premiere here as well!

With regularly Sold Out Screenings, an always packed Award Ceremony and the sparkling After Party, the next festival is set to be even bigger, giving film makers more exposure, more reviews & horror fans a chance to see the 'next big scary thing' first!

If you've made a horror film, are looking for UK distribution, interest from sales agents, press coverage and financiers hunting for their next hit movie, this is the festival for you!


Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Cinematography
Best Music
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
British Horror Award (Best achievement on a low budget)
Best Unproduced Screenplay


Action Animation Black Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Experimental Foreign Language Gangster Ghost Historical Horror Independent Murder Mystery Music Video Mystery Noir Reality Science Fiction Short Student Supernatural Thriller War

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Laura McAfee
Jessica Pearce
Festival Coordinator
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Open to the public


For the selection process a digital screener must be submitted via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox. Screenplays must be submitted as a digital .PDF via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.

Successful submissions that are granted a screening must submit a DCP.
*Please note we do not accept films shot in 4:3 unless the filmmaker has reformatted it to 16:9.


Feature Film | $30-$70
Short Film | $25-$60
Music Video | $10-$35
Student Film | $10-$25
Screenplay | $15-$45

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