IMDb-qualifying festival!

The only Belgian horror short film festival.

We are searching the globe for the best horror shorts.
Festival is open to any film that might be considered a horror film.
Shorts need to be submitted in 1920x1080 (full hd) or in 4k.
Running time: shorts must be 10 minutes and under.
Subtitling: all shorts need to have english subtitles.

Best International Short
Best Benelux Short
Best Animated Short
Best Micro Short
Best Music Video
Best Director
Best Writer
Best Producer
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Production Design
Best Costuming
Best Scare
Best Sound Design
Best Score
Best SFX
Best Poster

Award Winners will be announced LIVE at the event!

Festival is open to any film that might be considered a horror film, or anything of a disturbing nature, dark art and/or frightening.

Shorts need to be submitted in 1920x1080 (full hd) or in 4k.

Running time: shorts must be 10 minutes and under.

Subtitling: all shorts (except from Belgium and Netherlands) need to have english subtitles.

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this submission are true.

This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival.

I hold Halloween Horror Fest Tienen harmless from any damage to the print(s) or media materials(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.

I hold Halloween Horror Fest Tienen, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

I give permission for Halloween Horror Fest Tienen to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the short for promotional purposes

I give permission for Halloween Horror Fest Tienen to screen the film at the Festival for which it was submitted.

If selected I will provide Halloween Horror Fest Tienen with a digital copy of my films movie poster (in vertical format) and a press kit of my submission.

Halloween Horror Fest Tienen does not publish the short movies online!

Please add our email address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list so that any correspondence with Halloween Horror Fest Tienen will not be blocked or filtered into your spam folder.

you will be notified of acceptance by email.

Complete press kits for films will be requested only after acceptance.

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  • François Charette

    I was not able to be there at the Festival. I want to thank all the festival team for the occasion and for the award! See you next time Night of the horror!!

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a privilege to have your great movie shown at our festival!

  • Mark Gambino

    It was a privilege to be a part of your festival. Thank you for your support!

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Michael, thank you very much for your kind words. We were thrilled with your amazing film. Hope to see more of your work in the future!

  • I had the incredible privilege of submitting our film, "Hay de Rojo," to the Night of the Horror Festival, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. This festival truly stands out as a beacon for horror enthusiasts, both filmmakers and fans alike.
    The level of professionalism and attention to detail displayed by the festival organizers is remarkable. From the very beginning, the communication was clear, and the submission process was smooth and user-friendly. The feedback we received from the festival was constructive and invaluable for our future projects.
    The selection of films at the festival was outstanding. It was a delight to see a diverse range of horror sub-genres and styles, showcasing the rich tapestry of the horror genre. The curation demonstrated a deep appreciation for the art of horror storytelling.
    Winning the Best Short Film award at this festival was a true highlight of our filmmaking journey. It's not just an accolade; it's a testament to the festival's commitment to recognizing and celebrating the best in the genre.
    Even though I couldn't attend the festival in person, I felt the camaraderie and passion of the horror community throughout the event. The online format allowed us to connect with fellow filmmakers and horror aficionados from around the world, making it a truly global celebration of the genre.
    I look forward to submitting future projects to the Night of the Horror Festival and attending in person if circumstances allow. It's a must for any horror filmmaker, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to be part of a passionate and supportive horror community.
    Thank you, Night of the Horror Festival, for creating an exceptional platform for horror filmmakers to shine.
    -Alfonso Duarte

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Your warm and kind words are very much appreciated, thank you. Your film won the award for best short film and confidently it will win many other awards. Thank you for submitting Hay de Rojo to our festival. Wo hope to see more of your work in the (near) future!

  • Oliver Prescott

    So happy for my experimental short horror film to win Best Actor! What a great festival with excellent communication too! All the best for the future!

    October 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your kind words. We were thrilled with your excellent film. Hope to see more of your work in the future!

  • A very awesome surprise! Night of the Horror is a vibrant festival made by passionate people. I really hope I get to be part of it again soon! Thank you, Night of the Delicious Horror!

    October 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your kind words. Your film was extraordinary and we hope to see more of your work in the future!