Welcome to Lit Scares International Horror Film Festival, an annual Event with a Prestigious awards ceremony held in the very heart of Yorkshire in Harrogate every December.

As well as guest judges we will also have live stand up, music, live screenings and of course the awards themselves. There is also a bar available all evening and there will also been plenty of opportunity for networking.

Lit Scares is the sister company of Lit Laughs, a company formed early 2018 by a group of talented comedians and horror film enthusiasts whose aim is to promote and celebrate the world of Horror by rewarding talented work regardless of budget and location.

Dates for the 2021 Winter Live event will be December 11th and will be held at The Manhattan Club, Beech Avenue, Harrogate HG2 8DY UNITED KINGDOM from 19.00 – late.

UPDATE : THE FINAL HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TILL JANUARY SAT 15TH - SAME LOCATION SAME TIMES

All official entries , Finalists, 3rd place and Runner up and winners will receive a Laurel
Trophies will be awarded to all winners of each category on the night, if not in attendance we will mail to anywhere in the world at our cost
We will also have an award for scariest performance. all entries will be automatically entered in to this at no extra cost .
We will also award Best Uk Horror and best International Horror, all entries will be automatically entered in to this at no extra cost .
We will promote all finalists on our Facebook page at their request (30k followers)

FILMS AND SCREENPLAYS CAN BE FROM ANY YEAR

ALL NON ENGLISH FILMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Vincenzo Pandolfi

    It's been wonderful to win the "Micro Screenplay" section. Even though the pandemic did not alllowed a live event, the Festival did their best to make us feel part of the event, with mail and updates about the selection. Great experience, they did a great job!

    February 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Vincenzo for submitting with us , your work was excellent , we look forward to seeing more

  • My one page horror script POISON was chosen for Lit Scares. Thanks so much, Lit Scares, and can't wait to enter in future.

    September 2021
  • A great experience all around. Well worth the entry fee.

    June 2021
  • Adrian Jeffs

    Great communication from the start.... I would definitely recommend this festival highly to anyone

    February 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Very much appreciated Adrian

  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for joining us Luca , we hope you will be back