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 7 awards on offer, the only rule we have is that your film submission needs to be 45 minutes or under.

Here is our lineup for the 2020 event - https://bloody-flicks.co.uk/2020/02/20/bloody-flicks-awards-schedule-announced/

Best Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Director
Best Actor/Actress
Best Special Effects
Best Music
Best Short (Under 10 Minutes)

Submissions are open now for our 2021 event and close on 22nd January 2021.
If you are submitting a foreign film we do ask you provide English subtitles.

Voting on awards will be done by attendees of the festival with winners announced 6th March 2021.
Each winner will receive a commemorative award trophy.

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
  • Craig Fisher

    Bloody Flicks was an absolute pleasure to be a part of. The Communication was brilliant, and Paul really made me feel a part of BFA Family, including being asked to chat with him on the Bloody Flicks Podcast. I was unable to attend unfortunately, but was able to keep up with what was happening via Social Media. Would definitely recommend!

    March 2020

    Thank you to the Bloody Flicks Award for selecting our trailer to play at the festival this year! We were unable to attend, but communication was excellent and I have heard great things about the fest this year, recommended!

    March 2020
  • Geoff Harmer

    Amazing communication and support from the fabulous organiser Paul. This is a cracking event and one that I shall do my upmost to submit to whenever possible! We were absolutely blown away when our film 'Dead Air' walked away with two awards!

    This is one for your calendar without a doubt!

    March 2020
  • Michael Fausti

    Outstanding festival with a host that really knows the indie horror scene. The festival has a strong social media presence and I will definitely be submitting my future work. Highly recommended.

    February 2020
  • Fantastic festival, very well organised and great communication. Very honoured for our film The Widower to pick up the Best Film Award and Best Actor for Neil Gallagher. Would definitely recommend.

    February 2020