Submissions are now open for the third A4 Studios Halloween Scarefest film festival!

We are looking for horror shorts of any type as long as they are no longer than 15 minutes. Ghosts, ghouls, zombies, serial killers, vampires are all welcome. Fiction, comedy, documentary, music video, experimental, animation, art films - we are open to all submissions as long as your film fits within the horror genre in some way. We are looking for the original, the unusual and the quirky.

We know that the pandemic has limited the opportunities for film makers over the past couple of years, so don't worry about when your film was made, we will consider it no matter how old it is!

About A4 Studios

A4 Studios is a not-for-profit organisation that has been founded by a group of disabled and able-bodied artists and entrepreneurs who recognised a need for good quality affordable studio spaces within the locality of Trafford, UK.

Our aim is to provide affordable spaces for creatives of all abilities, whilst improving accessibility to the arts for the wider community. The gallery and the majority of the studios have full disabled access, providing facilities otherwise unavailable to this demographic.

There will be an audience vote on the night for Best of the Fest. The winner will get Winner's laurels, a unique trophy and a cash prize!

All selected films will get Official Selection laurels.

Films must fit within the horror genre (it's a Halloween Scarefest!) but otherwise anything goes!

*** Maximum running time 15 minutes ***

Films can be submitted from around the world.

You must make your film ready and available to us in advance of the festival date if you are selected. We will need a high quality digital file to download. Any films not available in time may not be able to be shown.

Films in a language other than English must have English subtitles.

There is NO time frame when your film was made. Films can be produced from any era.

Please ensure you have permission to use the images, audio and music in your film. The responsibility for ensuring compliance with copyright rests with the submitter of each film.


Overall Rating
  • Wildwood Media

    Thank you for selecting our film for your festival! Truly means a lot

    November 2022
  • Thank you again for showing our BELLRINGER <3 You were very active and sending emails, updating on the status of the festival. We hope to send in more short films in the future to you.

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Cindy and for submitting The Bellringer to our festival. It got a fabulous reaction from the audience on the night! We would love to see more of your work next year!

  • Great festival in its first year with a cool audience award trophy. Good communication

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting The Bandaged Man to our festival Gary. It is such a great micro short and it was a lot of fun watching your film make the audience jump!