Northern Italy
Theatre screenings.
BAHF Fifth edition will be held in Northern Italy in November, the first (and only) horror genre film festival in Friuli Venezia-Giulia.
All the screenings will be held in a theatre, absolutely NO STREAMING.

What are we looking for?
HORROR of course, any cross genre is allowed but it MUST BE HORROR related.
We are opened, to shorts, full lengths and screenplays.

Who's gonna win the awesome and grotesque handcrafted trophy?
A selected jury will assign the prizes.

Be Afraid Horror Fest, home is where the horror is!

Trophy awards:

TWISTED CLAPPERBOARD (see pictures in our gallery)
- Best Horror Film, assigned by the jury
- Best Horror Short, assigned by the jury

TWISTED NOTEBOOK OF HORRORS (see pictures in our gallery)
- Best Horror Feature Screenplay
- Best Horror Short Screenplay

- No trophy, just nominal, they change from edition to edition (check our website to see previous assigned awards)

Submission Eligibility:
- Horror Short, any work with a length shorter than 20 minutes
- Horror Feature, any work with a length longer than 60 minutes
- Horror Short Screenplay, any horror related screenplays of no more than 15 pages (English or Italian language)
- Horror Feature Screenplay, any horror related screenplays of at least 60 and no more than 100 pages. (English or Italian language)
- Any cross genre is allowed but it MUST BE HORROR related
- The Work must be produced after January 2020
- Premieres are prioritized in programming
- If not in English, all the submission MUST BE subtitled in English
- Once selected you must provide anyway an .srt with English subtitles even if you work is in English
- You can submit any number of works as long as all the rules are respected
- We only accept submission via FilmFreeway

What do we need after you've been selected?
- PRESS KIT with: a .jpeg file of the movie poster, at least three stills, all useful links (trailer, IMDb...), a short plot (in English) and a document with the main cast&crews
- An HD or 2k master of the selected movie in the best possible quality, download links only are accepted
- An .srt file with English subtitles which is MANDATORY
- Once you've been notified, please send to our email all of the materials listed above as soon as you can

Other important things to know:
- Selections will be notified by email
- Entry fees are non-refundable
- Participants agree that clips and images from their film may be used for any promotional purposes on Be Afraid Horror Fest social media.

Overall Rating
  • I was unable to attend but I was selected as a finalist which was great. Communication was great and the venue looked amazing. Couldn't make it this time but I am making it a point to visit next time.

    December 2022
  • James Ferda

    Sadly I couldn't attend this year. The line up of films looked different from other festivals and I hope next year to be there.

    December 2022
  • Festival molto interessante, una bella realtà made in Italy con uno staff molto professionale e disponibile.
    Assolutamente consigliato

    December 2022
  • Joseph Lint

    This contest was an all-around good time. I wish I could have attended in person. I’m truly honored to have won the Best Short Screenplay Award and I can’t wait to get my hands on that disgustingly beautiful trophy. I’ll definitely be back again in the future. Thank you!

    December 2022
  • A great festival. I recommend if you write horror films.

    December 2022