Romford Film Festival has spawned a horrific child, after years of running a successful festival we have launched The Romford Horror Film Festival.

Our 4th festival will run from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th of February 2024, at Romford's Premiere Cinema. Films will be shown in a screen of 280 seats starting with a launch event on the Thursday night then running on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the morning until late at night. As well as horror films we'll be accepting other genre areas such as sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers.

Romford is in London's third largest retail area and has a plethora of shops and restaurants close at hand, as well as a variety of hotels.

Under the Romford Film Festival we have previously secured the UK premieres of over 200 horror movies and over 70 world premieres in the same genre.

Filmmakers in attendance will experience their film on a large screen in a purpose build multiplex, at the end of the screenings there will be a Q&A session with the audience followed by an interview with either Spencer, Bradley or Peter, all interviews will be filmed and unleashed onto our social media channels. Our team KNOW horror and you'll appreciate the output we provide to your films. There will be red carpet interviews with our audience and reviews on a number of websites.

Romford Film Festival and Romford Horror Film Festival are festivals ran by filmmakers, so we understand all the things you've been through, we'll screen your accepted film and part as lifelong friends, we'll support you long after the festival finish. Which is probably why in our festival history over 120 filmmakers have returned with their projects.

We will have 13 main awards:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Score

Other awards based on similar themes such as "Best Kill" or "Best Vacuum Cleaner Death" these awards will change yearly.


The festival operates a no waiver policy.

Incomplete films can be submitted for consideration, however any content submitted must be supplied by 1st January 2023 in its completed form or films will be removed from schedules.

Any film not presented in English must come with English subtitles.

There is no exclusion for films that have been featured at other film festivals, films currently available on streaming services may also be included.

Filmmakers travelling from oversees are not paid for attending, Romford Horror Film Festival prides itself on its Not For Profit status. However if filmmakers choose to attend, they will receive free festival tickets, be considered for awards (as will any submission) and will be part of a Q&A at the end of their film which is recorded, displayed on social media channels and sent to associated press.

Any film submitted cannot withdraw for any circumstances once the film has reached us and been publicly announced.

Overall Rating
  • Matt Taylor

    It was great to have our film 'Tealight' shown at the festival and to speak to other filmmakers! Thank you so much Romford! It was a fantastic experience!

    March 2023
  • Jonathan Brooks

    Great selection of films and a well organised festival with a lot of opportunities for filmmakers. There is a great deal of effort from all the team to make this a stand out festival for everyone involved. Highly recommend!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the feedback, its much appreciated.

  • Ed Willey

    A great experience and wouldn't hesitate to submit again and recommend to others!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely comments.

  • Joseph Archer

    Incredible festival! The organisers really care about the filmmakers and the audience - highly recommend!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your comments its much appreciated! Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

  • Antonio Rotunno

    Really glad to have our short "It Got Bloody" premiering in the UK at this festival. Very communicative, passionate and attentive with filmmakers. I hope sometime in the future I'm able to participate again and be there!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the lovely praise, we cant wait to see what you come up with next.