The Adbhooture Film Festival is an integral part of the Adbhooture Horror Podcast Channel in West Bengal, India. We are working towards making this genre more and more popular. We have our own youtube channel with more than 4000 subscribers and a great association with the writer who is into horror, thriller, sci-fi genre.

We started our journey this year on 1st April, during the lockdown, and since then we have been floored with enormous responses from our followers. Within 8 months we have more than 27 thousand followers on Facebook. We do the monthly online festival and a grand physical festival every year during winter.

We are providing this platform to promote your films, scripts, stories, photographs, found footages to a larger audience.

Monthly winners will compete in the annual event. The best of the fest winner (annual) will get the "Adbhooture Golden Skull Award". An exclusive live talk show on our podcast page will be held with the winner.

1) People's Choice Award will go to the film that has the most votes/likes from the audience. (will get laurel & certificate)
2) Title winner in every categories (will get laurel & certificate)
3) Best film of the month & Best Script of the month (will get laurel, certificate and $100 dollar)
4) All title winners will get exclusive promotion for 1 month (includes poster sharing, director's speech, interview session)
5) Trophies are available and are free of cost. Applicants need to pay the courier charge only.

** Monthly winners will compete in the annual event. The best of the fest winner (annual) will get the "Adbhooture Golden Skull Award". An exclusive live talk show on our podcast page will be held with the winner.

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into Adbhooture™, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

Adbhooture is open to any film regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the Adbhooture is not a guarantee of selection.

All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning films will receive an laurel and certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be rejected.
2. The film submitted to the Adbhooture for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance.
3. A director / producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.
4. The Adbhooture is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival within India only. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.
5. The Adbhooture reserves the right to refuse entries.
6. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Adbhooture, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.
7. The Adbhooture will not refund any fees.
8. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.
9. Title winner films & scripts of each category will receive a laurel & certificate.
10. Best film and script of the month will receive a laurel, certificate & $100 dollar.
11. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
12. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
13. Adbhooture may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall be become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.
14. Trophies are available for free, only courier charges need to be paid by the applicant. For overseas couriers we are responsible till customs clearance in India.

Overall Rating
  • Despite the strange name "ADBHOOTURE," the festival is fantastic. The team is very professional. ADBHOOTURE (by the way, I loved that name), long life and prosperity for the festival and whole the team.

    September 2021
  • Ellen Weisberg

    Wonderful festival! Thank you so much for the very positive experience!

    September 2021
  • Pavel Frolov

    I was already honored to hear that my short film DOGGONE was selected for Adbhooture Film Festival Edition 7, 2021. So when I got the email that it was awarded Best Found Footage Horror Short Film I was surprised and humbled! Thank you so much for recognizing my experimental application to the old found-footage idea by using a selfie-like vertical frame!

    August 2021
  • Very interesting festival and very important to me. Great communication and support from the staff. Absolutely recommended festival

    August 2021
  • We are totally overjoyed that our film 'Pakistani Chainsaw: A Love Story' won the Best Thriller Feature film award. Its a great honor. We would highly recommend this festival to all filmmakers. Thank you Adbhooture!!

    July 2021