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 AUGUST 6TH and will be held at The Manhattan Club, Beech Avenue, Harrogate HG2 8DY UNITED KINGDOM from 19.00 – late.

TICKETS WILL BE FREE FOR THE EVENT

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

We have another new sponsor offering prize packages for the winners and runner ups of each categories big thank you to
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We are offering a free 12 month subscription to all WINNERS
Also a 3 month subscription to all RUNNER & 3rd PLACE

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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  • A great experience all around! I could not attend this year but I hope to in the future. From what I've seen and heard, Velton and Mike put on a great show. Keep up the good work!

    August 2022
  • Richard Jackson

    Great festival! Sadly we couldn't attend in person but we watched the livestream was presented on FAcebook (which in itself was a lovely touch). Great communicators, friendly and handle everything with great humour. A huge thanks for team Type Till You Bleed (best Short Film, Lit Horror 2022)!

    August 2022
  • This is a really great, and fun festival. I was not able to attend the live awards show, but I was streaming it and it looked like a lot of fun. The organizers went through a lot of setbacks but where still able to give honest and clear updates on the festival and managed to pull off a great time! And my film, CHEST, won best horror feature! Cheers, fellas!

    August 2022
  • Bill Bradshaw

    A truly wonderful experience. Communication was outstanding and I felt part of the event from day one. Watched on live stream and it was an incredible moment when my screenplay Delphine was called out. Will definitely submit again

    August 2022
  • 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