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 year.

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 2022 Live event will be July 30th and will be held at The Manhattan Club, Beech Avenue, Harrogate HG2 8DY UNITED KINGDOM from 19.00 – late.

Tickets will go on sale for the event From July 1st - All finalists will receive two free tickets each

NB The live event will be held with our Lit Laughs Comedy Finals on the same event same night .
This season will only be a very short one but will reopen in August and run for a year after that.

All official entries , Finalists, 3rd place and Runner up and winners will receive a Laurel and a certificate.
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 promote all finalists on our Facebook page at their request

FILMS AND SCREENPLAYS CAN BE FROM ANY YEAR

ALL NON ENGLISH FILMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES

IF YOU ARE ENTERING ONE OF OUR SUB CATEGORIES YOU MUST ENTER ONE OF OUR MAIN ONES FIRST

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  • David Creighton

    Great festival with really solid feedback, and permission to use that feedback in publicity.

    January 2022
  • Great Film Festival. Thanks for choosing me as Best Director 3rd place :)

    January 2022
  • Eduardo Ramirez

    Great festival. Excellent communication with participants; they kept us updated every step of the way. I will definitely participate again!

    January 2022
  • Times have been hard with covid but Lit Scares still put on a great awards show. The communication was great and we were always kept in the loop when things changed! I would highly suggest this festival and will be submitting future projects!

    January 2022
  • Ian Hand

    Great festival and great communication.

    January 2022