Gorizia (Italy)
Theatre screenings.
BAHF third 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 at Kinemax, an historical cinema located in the biggest square of the city.

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.

- Jacen Burrows (comicbook artist better known for Crossed, the Punisher and Providence)
- Ted Nicolaou (cult horror director best known for TerrorVisions, Subspecies)
- Sam Firstenberg (cult ninja movie director best known for American Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja and Avenging Force)
- Federico Scargiali (F**k You Immortality, Skate of the Dead, founder and programmer at BAHF)

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

Trophy awards will be given in the following category:
- Best Horror Film, assigned by the jury
- Best Horror Short, assigned by the jury

More Awards will be announced later during the year.

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)
- Lockdown Horror Short, any work with a length shorter than 20 minutes, shot during the quarantine. Beware that this is an off section so no trophy or prize will be assigned to your work, but there will be a special screening during the event entirely dedicated to this section.
- Any cross genre is allowed but it MUST BE HORROR related
- The Work must be produced after January 2017
- Premieres are prioritized in programming
- If not in English, all the submission MUST BE subtitled 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 FILE 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
  • Per gli amanti dell’horror più spinto, il Be Afraid è assolutamente imperdibile. Cortometraggi da tutto il mondo e film fuori di testa, tutti di altissimo livello, e uno dei pochi festival a organizzare un contest di sceneggiatura. Lunga vita al Be Afraid!

    January 2021
  • Erik Boccio

    Super cool festival, great communication and SICK selection of films! THE SUMMONER WILL RETURN (as a FEATURE!!) Will murder for one of those KILLER TROPHIES!

    December 2020
  • Francisco Lacerda

    While I did not attend the festival, the programme was amazing and the communication of the festival staff was absolutely pristine!

    December 2020
  • Great festival hosted by great people. A must in your festival tour.

    September 2020
  • Lisa Ovies

    So sorry we weren't able to attend in person but what a fantastic festival! Great communication and social media presence

    November 2019