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

Our 3rd festival will run from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of February 2023, at Romford's Premiere Cinema. Films will be shown in a screen of 280 seats starting with a launch event on the Friday night then running on the 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 5 main awards:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actess
Best Score

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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

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.

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  • He Murdered Sleep Film

    Loved being part of Romford Horror!

    April 2022
  • Kelly Smith

    Had an absolute blast at the Romford Horror International Film Festival 2022. Spencer and the team were incredibly helpful, my film looked and sounded superb on the Premiere's big screen, and the programme was inspired — and inspiring. Roll on RHIFF 2023!

    March 2022
  • Had an amazing time at the Romford Horror Festival in 2022. Such a passionate and friendly team organising with a great audience turnout. The festival couldn't have done more to promote the two films I was screening and the weekend was full of imaginative tributes to various films in the line-up, including some great merchandise. Like many of the attendees this year, I will be back!

    March 2022
  • I can honestly say this was one of the most brilliant days in my festival life - Spencer was so friendly - the cinema in which the film is shown is huge, sound system great - so you get an amazing cinema experience. Love Romford.

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you yet again, for everything. Cannot wait to see what you bring us in the future.

  • The Romford Horror Festival producers are a fabulous team who put on an awesome event. Unfortunately I was unable to attend this year but I saw so many pictures from the very busy weekend that it definitely made me want to go next year. If you’re looking for a horror festival that has a very professional and friendly organizing staff, I highly recommend submitting to Romford Horror :)

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    It’s great that from a distance you can sense what has happened, thank you so much for the praise and support. Look forward to what you bring us next!