HorrorConUK is one of the UK’s leading horror conventions, running annually since 2015 at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield/Rotherham. HorrorConUK is now in it’s 4th year and is host to special guests, short film screenings, horror vendors, cosplay, exhibits, Q & A's and talks on all things horror related. Previous guests have included genre icons such as Tom Savini, Doug Bradley, Lamberto Bava, Claudio Simonetti, Linnea Quigley, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Heather Langenkamp, David Warner, Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Gunnar Hansen and Kane Hodder.

HorrorConUK also hosts screenings that includes feature film trailer premieres from UK based filmmakers, as well as screenings of international short films.

As HorrorConUK grows so does our desire to showcase the best short films from around the globe to create awareness of the fantastic crop of filmmakers coming through. For the the second year running HorrorConUK is putting a call out for your film submissions, we are currently only looking for short films up to 20 minutes in length to run alongside our awesome line up of events and guests that runs over two days.

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

Our very own unique HorrorConUK trophy - take a look in the gallery to see last years creation!

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