Night Terrors Film Festival is a genre festival for short films horror, thriller, supernatural, absurd - anything you can think of. Now open for submissions for the fifth season in 2020.

We do not give out waivers and do not accept unsolicited submissions!

Films selected will have two screenings each, one in Copenhagen on February 7 and one in Aarhus on February 13. It is a great opportunity to have your short films screened for a Scandinavian audience that might not have other ways to experience your work. We accept short films with a max of 20 minutes. The screenings will have a lot of guests from outside Denmark aswell, so it must be either English language or have English subtitles provided.

Please note that if your film is selected we cannot provide travel and expenses in case you wanna visit the festival. We are not in this to make money, the low entry fee is only there to cover expenses the arrangers will have and to ensure the seriousness behind your work.

All films selected will be considered Audience Award nominees and by the end of the festival the audience can individually vote for their picks for best three films. All winners and nominees will be announced via the festivals homepage and IMDb (if your film has already been listed in advance) shortly after the festival. Both title and director will be listed.

By submitting your film and paying the entry fee you agree to allow Night Terrors Film Festival to screen your film once in Aarhus and the following day in Copenhagen. Night Terrors Film Festival obtains no rights other than that and you keep all rights to your work.

I understand that the festival cannot provide travel and expenses if your film is selected and you want to visit one of the screenings. I also understand that there is no cash prices or physical award trophees for winning films.

Please do not contact us for entre fee waivers. Our entry fee is very low and accomodating and a complete neccessity in order for us to run this festival!

Overall Rating
  • Michael Fausti

    Outstanding festival with a host that really knows the indie horror scene. Wasn't able to make it person but received first rate communication throughout. Highly recommended.

    February 2020
  • Pezhmann Mokary

    Thanks for selecting and screening Decoyed.

    February 2020
  • I was very happy to have "Tlaloc Sacrificium" screened in Denmark. The staff has been really helpful and transparent with the communication.

    February 2020
  • I attended this festival and LOVED it! Kim, who runs the festival, does an amazing job! The venue is a gorgeous grindhouse kind of place in the world with a great little bar before you walk into the theater. It feels secret and cool and fitting for horror. Screening my film her was so great for me, it was the first time with an international audience and the scares came out different that US audiences which was so cool! This is a SMALL festival (Kim will tell you that too!) and if you go, you’re going for the love of films, of horror and of community!

    February 2020
  • Kai Erfurt

    Thanks Kim for your great festival.

    February 2019