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 9th season in 2024.

We do not give out waivers and do not accept unsolicited submissions! We only accept via Filmfreeway, so please don't write us and ask for that, thank you :)

Films selected will be screened in Copenhagen and Aarhus in Denmark on two seperate occasions - 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.

Each year all accepted films are automaticly nominated for the Audience Award for Best Film. This will also be visible on your films IMDb page, so if your film is not already on there, we urge you to get it on there. The top 3 winners will be announced following the last of the announced events.

By submitting your film and paying the entry fee you agree to allow Night Terrors Film Festival to screen your film twice for the festivals attending audience.
You also permit Night Terrors Film Festival to use the picture materials for your film you have provided to be used for promotional purposes within sensible reason to promote the specific season of the festival and the screening of your film there.

Night Terrors Film Festival obtains no rights other than that and you keep all rights to your work.

Also note, 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
  • Juan Castaneda

    I wish I had the chance to attend the Night Terrors Film Festival. They communicated constantly and I’m pretty sure it was an awesome event.

    June 2021
  • Robert Duncan

    Unfortunately I couldn't make it to this festival. However the festival had a lot of positive buzz and was active on social media helping to highlight my film. The festival organisers seemed to have a real passion for genre films. Would certainly submit again.

    June 2020
  • 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
  • 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