The Cinema Hades Film Festival is a yearly event that celebrates talented filmmakers from around the world. It is a unique festival held in the beautiful surroundings of Pylewell Park. The festival is known for its enchanting and fun atmosphere, making it incredibly appealing to both filmmakers and audiences alike.

Cinema Hades is a film festival that is organized by filmmakers for people who love movies. The festival's goal is to bring together amazing short films and connect them with an audience. They want to show off talented filmmakers and make it affordable for them to enter their films. The festival also offers a diverse and engaging program of films for the audience who are passionate about great filmmaking.

Each category, including Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental, will have a cash prize of $500 for the film that is selected as the best in that particular category. Additionally, the winners in each category will receive a glass plaque as a token of their achievement. Finally, the festival will also award a grand prize of $500 and a glass plaque to the film that is deemed the best overall.

We are a short film festival –we accept any short films (under 45 mins) including animation, documentary and narrative. Please do not submit feature films.

By submitting to Cinema Hades, you agree to your work being used for promotional purposes. Should you wish to opt out, please do not hesitate to contact us.

All films must be submitted in a digital format.

We accept both UK & international films. Foreign language films must be submitted with English subtitles.

Cinema Hades will make the final decisions and notify filmmakers accordingly. All decisions are final and feedback for individual films unavailable.

Overall Rating
  • Nick Spooner

    Honored to have been included at such a rarefied event. Very friendly and communicative staff. And they liked my weird little film, which is still flabbergasting to me.

    July 2017
  • Anthony Wilks

    Really friendly organisers and a great selection of films. I was very proud to have my film screened there.

    March 2017
  • Oliver Lister

    Fantastic Event, Fantastic Films & Fantastic Venue... What more could you want.

    October 2016