Frostbiter: Icelandic Horror Film Festival is the only genre film festival in Iceland. We are searching for interesting new talents in the horror film genre.

Iceland has a history that spans over a thousand years and a history of storytelling just as long. Through Viking Sagas and folktales we encounter many supernatural creatures; ghosts, elves, trolls and even the Devil himself. The cold, harsh scenery of this island is a great source of inspiration for magical beings. During the summertime the sun does not set and we are blessed with brightness 24 hours a day. However, during wintertime the darkness surrounds us all day and everybody knows that in the darkness, evil awaits….

The Festival will be held in Akranes a port town on the west coast of Iceland. Around 20 km north of Reykjavik.

The venues are small and sometimes unconventional. We screen in the music school in Akranes, The bowling alley, abandoned factories, and just wherever we feel can create a great atmosphere for horror.

We are a small but growing festival in our seventh year.

Best international and Icelandic short will be chosen and receive a unique Frostbiter trophy.

The rules are simple. We want to see your best work! There is no time limit when film was finished but don't send us films we've already seen.

There is a small fee for international entries but Icelandic films are free. We are searching for short films that fall under the horror genre.

Below are the terms and conditions, I know they are boring, but please read before submitting or you’ll never know what you are agreeing to by submitting and the consequences could be dire. This is a horror film festival after all!

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:
I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information and Terms and Conditions of Entry.

This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation and I am authorized to submit this film to the festival.

I hold Frostbiter Film Festival and it's promotion team harmless from any claims of liability that might occur during the course of the festival or screening of the film.

I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music, print, images and everything contained in the submitted film.

I give permission for Frostbiter Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

I give permission for Frostbiter Film Festival to screen the film at the festival for which it was submitted.

Overall Rating
  • Best horror film festival north of the Alps

    October 2021
  • Deanna Milligan

    Sad we couldn't go to Iceland because of the pandemic but we were so happy to send our film Lucid there. Organizers were super nice and communicated with me really well. We will submit more horror there when we can.

    April 2021
  • Jennifer Trudrung

    This is such a great and unique film festival that celebrates the horror genre. The communication and support was excellent and I'm very grateful "Here There be Tygers" was screened at this great festival! Thank you!!

    February 2020
  • Fantastic communication. Big thank you to Lovisa and the team for selecting Shadow at the Door to be part of Frostbiter!!

    February 2020
  • Elfar Þór

    Loved it, and the people were the best thing about it.

    April 2019