Cine Città Fiera
Theatre screenings ONLY.
BAHF Sixth 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 trophy handcrafted by Grind Airbrush&SFX?
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 2021
- 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
  • Sara Bruni

    Per motivi personali non sono potuta essere presente all'evento, ma vincere la Best horror short screenplay è stato davvero incredibile. Spero di poter essere presente il prossimo anno e di poter partecipare con un altro mio lavoro. Grazie mille è stato davvero un piacere!

    January 2024
  • Crystal Rivers Badeaux

    I was so excited to be a finalist for my short film "The Caretaker." The communication with the festival was fantastic and they went above and beyond to make sure that I would be comfortable should I be able to attend the event. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend in person this year, but I will absolutely be submitting future scripts to them.

    December 2023
  • Purtroppo non ho potuto essere presente all'evento, ma è stata una bella soddisfazione essere tra i finalisti per la migliore sceneggiatura per lungometraggio. Spero di poter partecipare ancora in futuro. Sembra davvero un festival ben organizzato e la comunicazione è eccellente!
    Grazie mille e alla prossima!

    December 2023
  • Joe Reilly

    Be Afraid is AMAZING! I wish I was able to attend in person, but Federico and the team were fantastic with keeping in constant communication, and I would highly recommend every filmmaker make this one a staple in your submissions, as I will be there in person schedule permitting next time myself also. Extremely honored by a few awards as well!

    December 2023
  • Honored to have my film screen in the 2024 lineup amongst some of the best horror shorts this year. Sadly was unable to attend in person this year due to holiday conflicts but will be submitting more work in the future and hope the dates work out.

    December 2023