HorrorConUK is the UK’s longest running horror convention, running annually since July 2015 at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham/Sheffield. In 2023, HorrorConUK will host its 7th edition, and as usual will be bring special guests, short film screenings, horror vendors, cosplay, exhibits, Q & A's and talks on all things horror!

In previous years, special guests have included such genre icons as Malcolm McDowell. Dario Argento, Corey Feldman, Elvira, Sean Pertwee, Tom Savini, Doug Bradley, Lamberto Bava, Claudio Simonetti, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, David Naughton, Heather Langenkamp, David Warner, Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Gunnar Hansen and Kane Hodder.

It is HorrorConUK's desire to present the very best short films from around the world by giving talented filmmakers a platform to showcase their creations. For the third year running, HorrorConUK is putting out a call for your film submissions. We are looking for short horror films with a running time of 20 minutes or less, to run alongside our tremendous line up of events!

There will be prizes for the best short film including our unique trophy designed by a local artist.

Our very own unique HorrorConUK trophy!

1). All entries must be submitted via Private Link for review purposes and then if accepted, will need to submit a digital link for download.

2). All films must be filmmakers original work and owned outright

3). All films must be 20 mins or under

4). Non-English speaking films must be provided with English subtitles

5). All films submitted must be a Horror/ Sci-fi / Fantasy based

Overall Rating
  • Niall Shukla

    HorrorCon UK has been an amazing experience - the festival also provides superb communication to the filmmakers.
    You can feel how much passion the team put into this event for the fans! I would highly recommend this festival to both horror fans and horror filmmakers. I was very fortunate to have my short film A DOLL DISTORTED win Best Short Film this year, and the award is really beautiful and you can tell they took a lot of time to create something special. But regardless of any awards, this is a festival definitely worth the submission fee!!! I would thoroughly recommend this festival!

    July 2019
  • David Cave

    One awesome and amazing event! Brilliant and regular communication from Ben and the team of HorrorCon. Nice audience present for the screening of our short film and great to be able to do an introduction. The Con was amazing as well with some fantastic guests and it was an honour to show our work within the convention. Top marks for HorrorConUK Presents Something Wicked!!

    May 2019
  • Stuart Ashen

    Impressive little festival in a great location. Excellent communication and hospitality. Only minor complaint was that the first short programme started a bit early - people were still looking around the venue. Overall highly recommended.

    June 2018
  • O.B. De Alessi

    The team of HorrorConUk did a great job programming the international short film section that run within the horror convention. I couldn't be present at the screenings, but the communication with selected filmmakers was flawless. I will definitely be applying to this event again.

    May 2018