Welcome to Lit Scares International Horror Film Festival, an IMDB qualifying annual Festival 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 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 2024 Live event will be Saturday August 3rd and will be held at The Manhattan Club, Beech Avenue, Harrogate HG2 8DY UNITED KINGDOM from 19.00 – late.
PLEASE NOTE - THERE WILL BE 5 DAYS OF SCREENING FILMS FROM MON 29TH JULY TO FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST AT VARIOUS BARS AROUND HARROGATE
THIS WILL BE FOR THE FINALISTS ONLY
NB The live event will be held with our Lit Laughs Comedy Finals on the same event same night .
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 for a small postage fee.
NEW THIS YEAR *** WE WILL BE PICKING
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
FROM OUR FINALISTS - ALL FINALISTS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED IN TO THIS AT NO EXTRA COST
We will promote all finalists on our Facebook page at their request
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How we operate our festival may be a little different to others so here is how it works
Official Entry - this is our first round, this means you are now competing in our festival against all other entry's in your chosen category (this does not mean your project will be screened).
Semi-finalist - if you are lucky enough to progress from Official entry then you will move up to been a Semi -Finalist (this does not mean your project will be screened).
Finalist - if you progress to our finalist stage, you project will get a screening and you will also be invited to our live awards event where you will compete to be the overall WINNER
Work can be submitted from any year as Scary does not have an expiry date
ALL NON ENGLISH FILMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES