Glasgow Horror Festival is back for 2018! Expanding on our successful Halloween season horror festival, Popcorn Horror is proud to launch Glasgow Horror Festival: BITESIZE.

We know that horror is for life, not just for Halloween! Glasgow Horror Festival: BITESIZE is there to fill the long months between Halloweens, and provide a more condensed version of our annual October event. We're packing a lot into a single spooky evening though, with a horror feature double bill, two shorts programs, guest performer and horror raffle. Plus opportunity to pick up Popcorn Horror merch (and, of course grab some popcorn).

As always we will be showcasing the very best of independent horror talent, films which are innovative, inspiring and horrific. Glasgow Horror Festival aims to prove that creativity and quality filmmaking do not require a Hollywood budget, and to showcase horror outwith mainstream franchises to our local audience.

Join us this April for an evening packed with spooks and thrills in the heart of Glasgow, surrounded by your fellow horror fans, freaks and geeks of the city.

The festival is now open for submissions via FilmFreeway.

BEST HORROR FEATURE (Double Bill, two winners)
BEST BREAKOUT SHORT (Horror short completed in past 12 months)
BEST CLASSIC SHORT (Horror short completed over 12 months ago)

All films must be in the horror genre. Sub-genres, such as horror-comedy, body horror, psychological horror, monster movie etc. are also very welcome. Animated horror films are welcomed, and may be traditionally animated, stop-motion, computer animation.

Films submitted for the BEST BREAKOUT SHORT and BEST CLASSIC SHORT categories must be between 3 and 20 minutes in length.

Films submitted to BEST BREAKOUT SHORT should have been completed after January 2017)

Films submitted to BEST CLASSIC SHORT should have been completed any time before January 2017)

Please submit your short horror film to the correct category based on the date of completion.

Overall Rating
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    Judson Vaughan

    Awesome festival, (couldn't be there myself, but our Exec.Producer attended - he relayed back to us) great atmosphere, great communication and just so friendly. Honoured to be a part of it and thank you so much for our award! (best horror short film - BURN)

    February 2018
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    Ariel Hansen

    Wish I could have attended, this looked like an awesome festival and I'm so glad my film screened there!

    November 2017
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    Cara and her team put on a really fabulous Horror festival, right in the heart of Glasgow - not just films, but vendors, events and live shows! From the off, the communication was excellent - the venue was brilliant, atmospheric and accommodating. We were made to feel very welcome and valued from arrival to departure. The audience were very enthusiastic, and we got to meet lots of other people from the horror community across the board. Highly recommended festival! This was topped off with us winning the award for Best Horror Feature for our film "Dogged" - will definitely be entering our next project!

    November 2017
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    Joel Caetano

    Great festival! Thank you for showing my film "Judas!"

    November 2016