Welcome to the annual Bloody Flicks Awards!
We're looking for the best and brightest in independent horror and cult cinema to submit your films.

Remember the legendary John Carpenter made his mark with a student film, so if you are student/amateur filmmaker and have something original to showcase - this is the festival for you!
We value creativity most of all, so scare, gross us out and shock us!

We have 5 awards on offer, the only rule we have is that your film submission needs to be 30 minutes or under.

Here are the winners for the 2021 virtual event - https://bloody-flicks.co.uk/2021/02/23/bloody-flicks-awards-2021-winners-announced/

Best Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Director
Best Music
Best Actor/Actress

Submissions are open now for our 2023 event and close on 16 December 2022.
If you are submitting a foreign film we do ask you to provide English subtitles.

Voting on awards will be done by attendees of the festival with winners announced 12 March 2023.
Each winner will receive a commemorative award certificate.

We ask that all submissions also agree for Bloody Flicks Awards to use stills from the film in promotional social media posts to advertise the festival.

There is no limit on the number of films you submit.

Submissions are only made through FilmFreeway.

We ask that the file format of the screener be private links or downloadable.

Please note all submissions are subject to fees and these are non-refundable and final.

Overall Rating
  • Nina Romain

    Bloody Flicks festival was great - thanks again!

    March 2021
  • Jackson Films

    I submitted my new film "WreckVlogs" to the trailer showcase. It was exciting to be featured on the Bloody Flicks YouTube channel! Will definitely submit the full short for next year's event and highly recommend Bloody Flicks as a great festival for horror lovers.

    March 2021
  • Matthew Barber

    Honored to have my short film "No One Is Coming" screen at this year's online event!

    February 2021
  • Michael Varrati

    I absolutely adore the Bloody Flicks Awards. This is a festival run with great care and appreciation for films, and the programmers couldn't be friendlier and provide a strong emphasis on communication, promotion, and celebrating the work they're screening. I'm so proud and grateful to have had my work screened at Bloody Flicks! Highly recommend other filmmakers to submit!

    February 2021
  • James Atkins

    Good festival with good communication. Delighted that 'The Witch Hunters are Coming' won Best Film.

    February 2021