BHFF promises to be one of the leading horror festivals in the country with over 10 days of classic and cult screenings.
Building on our previous experiences of film festivals we plan on making the BHFF an event to remember. Not only will you be able to watch your favourite horror movies but our fancy dress awards evening is one not to be missed!

Also we have introduced this special category where we will select a winning short script and make the film using our fully professional crew to be premiered on our YouTube channel and screened at the next festival.

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Score
Best Director
Best Editor
Best Practical Makeup Effects
Best Visual Effects
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actor
Best International Film
Best Animation (Short or Feature)
Best Micro-Short (Under 5 mins)
Best Student Film
Best Documentary
Best Video Essay
Best Vintage Feature
Best Vintage Short


. Films must have been completed from 2020 onwards.
. Older films from 2000 to 2020 can be entered into our vintage category.
. Films submitted must have a Horror theme and fit the genre in some way.
. Entry fees are non-refundable even if submission is withdrawn.
. Waiver codes are awarded at the discretion of the festival organisers.

. Short film entries must not exceed a running time of 59 minutes.
. All entries must be submitted via the FilmFreeway website.

. All submissions are reviewed by the festival committee and committee decisions are
. Award winners are decided by the Grand Jury Members
. Feedback and comments are not always possible due to the amount of submission
and will be provided at the festival’s discretion.
. All films must be of standard cinema aspect ratio and resolution with a minimum of
1080hd resolution.
. A screener version of your film will be required if chosen for screening, failure to
provide suitable exhibition copy of your submissions may result in removal from
screening schedule.
. By agreeing to participate in the Birmingham Horror Film Festival, submitters and
filmmakers grant the rights to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted for
promotional purposes of the festival. The individual or production company submitting
the film hereby warrants its use for screening, and understands and accepts these
requirements, rules and regulations.
. By submitting to the Birmingham Horror Film Festival, you declare you have full rights
to exhibit the material in a public forum. In any arising copyright dispute, Birmingham
Horror Film Festival can not be held liable and the filmmakers or production company
agree to accept such liabilities if any occur.
. All submission must follow the rules set out on the FilmFreeway platform.