If you love brand new and classic horror, cult, extreme fantasy and Sci-fi movies then GRIMMFEST is for you. We pride ourselves on bringing you the very best in new genre film from around the world. Want to get your genre film in front of the biggest, rowdiest gathering of cult film fans outside of London in the UK? Get your film submitted!

Movie premieres, special film makers and celebrity guests and a selection of genre classics on display. Now in 10th year, Grimmfest has quickly become one of the most prestigious UK festivals of genre film! This years festival takes place again at our amazing state of art venue, VUE Printworks.

Awards & Prizes

Awards and Prizes on offer for 2018 to be announced soon.

Rules & Terms

Shorts - up to 30 mins.
Features - 70 mins and above.

UK and World premières are not essential but premières will be preferred. A Manchester Premiere is the minimum status accepted for the festival.

If selected, films must be available on professional formats (Physical DCP or Blu Ray).

For further information or queries please contact the team at info@grimmfest.com with the subject line ’GRIMMFEST 2017 Submission Inquiry’.

GRIMMFEST, its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees and assigns will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, technically corrupt, postage‐due or misdirected entries. Entry fees are non-refundable. Film makers are financially and logistically responsible for the inbound shipping of the films materials.

The contact submitting the film must ensure that all copyrights associated with the film and cleared. They must also have permission from Sales Agents or Distributors to submit.

3 Reviews

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    Anthony Francis

    Awesome festival. Really great screening venue communication and delivered the perfect audience!

    October 2017
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    Rob Grant

    One of the best genre festivals out there!

    October 2017
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    Jo Lewis

    Grimmfest is an awesome film festival! one of the leading UK genre film festivals we had a blast screening our short film 'Whisper' here last year and cannot wait to be back with more films to screen at this uber hip genre festival

    July 2016