A fearsome festival of fiendishly spooky celluloid. This September Cork City will be the backdrop as Spook Screen will provide a petrifying plethora of thrills and chills as well as talks and interviews on a wide array of horror topics.
We take scary and funny films as long as the subject matter is spinechilling and supernatural. Enter now if you dare! And if you scare!

Each year we bring a number of special guests to the festival to date we have hosted people such as Liam Cunningham, Patrick Bergin, Chris Roe, Ros and John Hubbard, Caroline Munro, Madeline Smith, Nicholas Vince, Courtney Gains, Meg Foster.

Our panel of judges has included people such as Simon Barrett as well as people who work for the likes of Delirium magazine, Disney and Warner Brothers.

Beast In Festival (Best in Festival)

Gave Us the Creeps award (scariest film)

Ghoul Days (Student Award)

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Make up/ Effects

Catergory for Two Minute Terrors- Best Horror under 2 mins.

All Films are automatically in contention for the awards winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the closing night.

All films which are accepted will be eligible for any applicable awards.

*****Films must be in the horror or Fantasy genre, while it does not matter if they are drama, out and out horror or even comedy so long as horror or fantasy topics or themes are at the core of the film. If they are not horror based they will not be accepted.******

Please note also Students films will only be accepted for the student section, proof of Student ID will be asked for at some stage before films are selected*****

Winners will be announced at the awards Ceremony on September 9th.

Short films must be under 21 minutes to be accepted and features over 60 minutes.

only films made in Ireland or made by Irish citizens are permitted in the Irish shorts section.

while it is not mandatory it is encouraged that people whose films have been selected try to attend their screening.

Music videos with a horror theme may be submitted to the short film sections.

Overall Rating
  • John Mendoza

    Fantastic staff make this festival a winner! Loved the support and interaction with the staff . They support new and established filmmakers. Spook Screen is a gem!

    October 2023
  • David Butterfield

    I really wanted to attend because it is a really cool film festival. I'm sad that I was unable to attend. They have great communication and you can tell they really care about the filmmakers. I want to thank them for accepting our short horror film "Dream Loop" into the Festival. I hope to be able to attend this festival in the future.

    October 2023
  • Katie Ryan

    Unfortunately could not attend this year but given the great experience I'll definitely mak a point of it next year. And a big thank you for selecting my short 'Under Observation'.

    October 2023
  • Ian Sen

    Sadly, we weren't able to physically attend due to geography, but our experience of Spook Screen has been completely positive. Thanks so much for selecting our short film, and then considering it for best makeup/special effects too - we were thrilled, even though we didn't win this time. Communication was great throughout, and it just seems like a lovely, friendly festival! Recommended!

    October 2023
  • Kevin Lucero Less

    Thank you Spook Screen! The first time I saw your awesome flag graphic design waving at me - I wanted to be involved with your fantastic fest. I'm honoured you gave my film "Teacher's Pet" an Official Selection. Cheers!

    October 2023