Fractured Visions Film Festival is here to highlight the finest in genre cinema and where better to start than with horror? Our beautiful venue, the Tramshed Cinema, is located in the heart of Cardiff City and, much like the festival, is a true celebration of independence.

We aren’t interested in the latest studio-backed product, we’re looking for films that are labours of love and close to the creator’s heart; because the festival is run by filmmakers and film fans and is here for filmmakers and film fans!

Headed-up by filmmaker Phillip Escott (Cruel Summer) and film academic Mikel J. Koven (La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film), the Fractured Visions Film Festival will be offering expert feedback on short films and the selected feature films will be viewed, and judged, by acclaimed filmmakers, sales agents and distribution owners within the UK. It's the ideal launching block for any independent filmmaker!

Over the two days the festival will be offering:

Q&A with filmmakers.
A masterclass with a genre legend.
The Fractured Visions Pub Quiz.
Award ceremony.

If you’ve created a gut-crunching feature, a throat-ripping short or an eye-opening documentary that will set the horror world on fire – we want to see it! The festival will be taking place at Tramshed Cinema, where everyone will be welcome to kick back, grab a beer and enjoy the films in luxury; thanks to Tramshed’s beautiful seating (courtesy of British airlines!).

Awards & Prizes

Best Film
Best Short
Best Director
Best Director (Short)
Best Performance
Best Performance (Short)
Best Script
Best Script (Short)
Best Cinematography
Best Cinematography (Short)
Best Editing
Best Editing (Short)

Rules & Terms


Films submitted in the incorrect category will be automatically disqualified and any fees paid will not be reimbursed. At our discretion, we may choose to transfer a film to the correct category, but only if the appropriate level of submission fee has been paid. Any excess fees paid will not be reimbursed.


A) Guidelines
Films that have been aired on UK television prior to the Festival, are available for purchase on DVD or on VOD in Europe, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.

Films previously submitted to Fractured Visions events are NOT eligible.
Films must be submitted for exhibition on DCP. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals. We can only screen films from a DCP. If needed, the Festival will create a DCP for successful films that do not currently have one.

Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.

All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible. Exhibition copies of selected films must have English language or subtitles as the default play option.

Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e., without final color correction and sound mixing), please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted; subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the request of the programming committee.

Only complete entries (including entry form, payment, and preview screener) will be processed.

Fractured Visions Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.

B) Shipping
The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted. All international entries must be sent to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to Fractured Visions Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. All shipments should be marked as no commercial value.

C) Feedback
All submissions eligible for feedback will be subjected to a 250 word minimum review. Fractured Visions Film Festival does not guarantee positive feedback, though the review will be returned discreetly via Email to the filmmaker. Fractured Visions Film Festival reserves the right to display selected reviews on the Fractured Visions Website. All Feedback will be returned to filmmakers within 3 months of the closing of the festival.

D) Judging & Selection
All entries are selected for Festival presentation by the Fractured Visions Film Festival Programming Committee. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email.

All competitive film categories are judged before the Festival.

All entrants will be notified on or before August 20, 2018.

For publication purposes, entries selected will be required to supply three high resolution stills from the film and at least one high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned.

E) Entry Fees
Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and notification of results.