The Black Sunday Film Festival returns for 2019!

Now in our second year, Black Sunday takes over the Whirled Cinema, London, for 3 days this October. Sponsored by Arrow Video and Starburst Magazine, and presented by the London Horror Society, we promise to bring a mix of the best genre films from around the world to the heart of London.

As in year one, our goal is to put a firm spotlight on true indie genre cinema, no matter the budget. Amateur or professional, we want to see your films.

Our definition of 'genre cinema' is not limited to just horror either. We want to see everything from sci-fi and dark comedy, to edgy drama, experimental animation and dark documentaries, to fantasy and everything in between.

Founded by filmmaker Scott Lyus in 2018, the festival started as a mutli volume event in attempt to find our feet and see exactly what our audience wants. We ended 2018 at the awesome Whirled Cinema with our two most successful events of the season. Now co-run by Scott and Chris Nials of the London Horror Society, 2019 promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Do Not Miss This!

Non English Films must have English Subtitles.

Overall Rating
  • We have high hopes for Black Sunday Film Festival. Will definitely become a contender on the festival circuit. Our client HANGOVER FOOD got the opportunity to screen and we couldn't be happier. All filmmakers keep an eye out on this film festival!

    January 2019
  • Judson Vaughan

    Great little fest, that's going to keep on growing from strength to strength I'm sure. Scott was welcoming, friendly, entertaining and made us feel right at home, where we belonged! Really cool fest, well organised and guess what? The films we saw that afternoon were superb!

    December 2018
  • Andrew Rutter

    A brilliant festival with great communication and passion for films and filmmakers. Definitely one to watch!

    December 2018
  • They did the best, it was great to see people who never give up and put their heart in what they do. Thanks and wish all the best !

    December 2018

    Had a wonderful time at Black Sunday FF. the team behind it are true horror connoisseurs and very professional. Good networking with other filmmakers in attendance and our screening was very well attended. Hope to screen with them again in future and highly recommend it for all indie horror filmmakers!

    December 2018