Frostbiter: Icelandic Horror Film Festival is an international horror film showcase. 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….

Frostbiter: Icelandic Horror Film Festival is set in November in the town of Akranes. We decided to have the festival international so we could be inspired by filmmakers from around the world and also in hopes that international filmmakers will visit Iceland and be inspired too.

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

Awards will be given for

Best International Short
2nd Place
3rd Place

Best Icelandic Short
2nd Place
3rd Place

Prizes tba

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
  • Michael Escobedo

    Frostbiter is a growing festival, but I forsee it becoming an important stop in the genre circuit.

    I was lucky to be able to attend and have nothing but praise for the organizers, Lovisa and Arsaell, who were well prepared and quick to communicate any info I needed. As for the films, I was blown away by the quality of films from all over the world.

    I highly recommend submitting and attending this festival. Iceland is beautiful.

    December 2017
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    November 2017
  • Asdis Thorarinsdottir

    Amazing festival, will definitely be there next year!!

    November 2017
  • Amazing environment, creative design and warm welcome provided by some super friendly local filmmakers! Can only recommend!

    November 2017
  • Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson

    I want to thank Lovísa Lára Halldórsdóttir and Ársæll Rafn Erlingsson for starting the very first Icelandic Horror Film Festival in Akranes. It's a great contribution to the Icelandic film making community.
    It's clear that the festival organizers care about film and that's what's most important. Bravo for paving the way for new Icelandic Horror film makers. I hope this festival grows bigger each year. It deserves the attention. This festival has huge potential to be something truly great.
    Congratulations to Lára and Ársæll for a very successful horror film festival.

    April 2017