From Stoker to Rice; from Nosferatu to classic Hammer onto Twilight, The Strain and beyond - the vampire genre is the world’s most enduring and influential horror genre straddling film, television, literature, theatre, games and new media.

IVFAF brings together vampire media-makers from across the World in one cross-industry event – an intense four-day programme of film screenings, book launches, readings, theatre, seminars, workshops, networking events, a trade fair and parties.

For its first three years, this unique event was held in Transylvania - within the walls of the dramatic medieval citadel that was the birthplace to the real Vlad Dracula.

In 2019 IVFAF will be staged in London with the industry events taking place amid the Victorian Gothic splendour of Highgate Village while Vampfest comes to life each night down in sinful Camden Town.

Selected Feature and Short Film screenings including World Premieres of new and classic vampire movies with expert Q&As, book readings and signings by leading authors, workshops, seminars, talks, walks, Masterclasses, a four day programme of Vampire Theatre, Art Exhibitions, Burlesque, Live Action Role Play, Body Art, Pop-Up Comic Book Shops, Pub (vamp)Rock and The Vampire Ball make IVFAF somewhat unique in our dark world.

Welcome to our festival. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you will bring.

Our vision at IVFAF is to be a unique World leading one-stop meeting of the vampire industry, networking filmmakers and performing arts professionals with funders, promoters, distributors and of course each other.

Submissions are now being accepted for the following categories: Feature Films; Short Films. It goes without saying that all films must be Vampire-themed.

VAMPIRE FEATURE FILMS
Films chosen for screening at IVFAF will receive two Delegate Passes and will qualify for the IVFAF Golden Stake Awards.

VAMPIRE SHORT FILMS
Films chosen for screening at IVFAF will receive one Delegate Pass and will qualify for the IVFAF Golden Stake Awards.

AUDIENCE AWARD
Based on audience votes at the festival, the most popular Feature Film and Short Film will be awarded the inaugural Stake of the Coven Audience Award.

ALL FILMS MUST BE VAMPIRE-THEMED.
ALL FILMS FEATURING DIALOGUE MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES UNLESS THEY ARE PREDOMINANTLY IN ENGLISH.

FEATURE FILMS
• Content – dramatic, documentary or experimental.
• Films can be any subgenre of vampire cinema, drama or documentary.
• Release date no earlier than 1 June 2017.
• Running time over 30 minutes.

SHORT FILMS
• Content – dramatic, documentary or experimental.
• Films can be any subgenre of vampire cinema, drama or documentary.
• Release date no earlier than 1 June 2017.
• Running time to be under 30 minutes.

Overall Rating
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  • Liudmila Komrakova

    Amazing festival with charming friendly organization. Definitly woth to be part of your life. Selection of films, literature, art, masterclasses won't leave you dissapointed. Inspirering festival with friendly attitude and a reach programme. We hope to be part of it in the upcoming years.
    Потрясающий фестиваль! Дружелюбная атмосфера, возможность познакомиться с интересными людьми, разнообразная программа. хорошая возможность не только принять участие в кинофестивале и выиграть крайне необычную награду, но и насладится новыми литературными произведениями, принять участие в мастер-классах, поучаствовать в научных конференциях и просто хорошо провести время. Настоятельно рекомендуем не только послать фильм, но и поучаствовать лично!

    July 2018
  • Denise Castro

    The Vampfest is Fangtastic! :-[

    June 2018
  • This festival rocks! For Vampire lovers 👍🏻😎

    June 2018
  • Karen Bacellar

    I wasn't able to attend, but happy to be part of the festival. The communication was great.

    July 2017
  • This is one of the most unique film festival set in the most unique locations. It is a magical combination of film, art and academics bringing together filmmakers and lovers of vampire legends. I met great people who share my enthusiasm for this genera and I plan to come back for future festivals. This is a must for vampire fans and those interested in the history of the legendary Dracula.

    June 2017