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
  • Scott Clifford Evans

    Frostbiter: Islandic Horror Film Festival is fantastic. Well-curated program of International and Icelandic horror short films. Great crowd of horror fans open to fun and strange films. Excellent choices for special non-competition screenings of feature films. Akranes is a quiet town, but beautiful in winter (strong Northern Lights) and an excellent spot less than an hour from Reykjavik. As a filmmaker, the communication and handling of my film was excellent. I highly recommend and hope to attend every year.

    April 2023
  • Albin Glasell

    A small festival with a big heart. Go there if you can, great curation and hospitality!

    April 2023
  • Bartosz Inglot

    Thanks for screening my short horror "Dead". It was a pleasure and honour to participate.

    April 2023
  • Sesselía Ólafs

    I love Frostbiter! Have been there twice and it is always wonderful! Ambitious little horror gem ❤️

    April 2023
  • Best horror film festival north of the Alps

    October 2021