HorrorConUK is the UK’s longest running horror convention, running annually since July 2015 at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham/Sheffield. In 2024, HorrorConUK will host its 8th 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
  • Was great to be part of the festival! Great communication and great event put on.

    June 2023
  • We're ruddy chuffed to have our clients
    The Well
    All We Knew And Ever Loved
    A Killer Outside
    all screen at this must-watch film festival 👏

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much - it shows the value of your slate that you had so many great films that we screened over the weekend. Keep up the great work!

  • James Guy

    Wonderful atmosphere at this festival and an enthusiastic audience who love horror films. The screening of my film was well attended by convention-goers and I appreciated the care and attention that went in to the presentation. Many thanks to the organisers for a memorable experience.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for coming along and submitting to the event, James. Was great to meet you and screen ‘Deadline’

  • 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