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
  • Tom Rutter

    Absolutely spot-on festival run by true fans of the genre. They handled my film with care and respect and really made me feel great to be a part of their brilliant event. Can't recommend enough to film-makers and festy goers alike.

    April 2018
  • javad daraei

    I am very happy and welcome every year to participate in your festival and thank you for this fine festival.

    April 2018
  • Although I didn't make it to Glasgow for the fest, I was delighted to have my short film screened with them. I particularly liked their social media aspect. They tagged me on twitter to let me know my film was selected and retweeted any posts about my film. I hope to make it next year.

    April 2018
  • Clarissa Jacobson

    I didn't get to attend, but the love and amount of promo they give your film is awesome - constantly they tweet about the fest, put stuff on Facebook and write about it. And what cooler venue to have it at then a bar in Glasgow - was stoked to have our UK premiere here!

    April 2018
  • 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