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!

We are delighted to announce Patrick Bergin (sleeping with the enemy, Robin Hood, Twilight zone) has become a patron of the 2021 festival.

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 25 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.

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  • Joan Bentosela

    Amazing Festival!! Very good and particular programming.
    Very honored to see the actress of my short film Gone awarded there!! Pity I couldn't attend the festival.
    Amazing communication too. They did a very great job!!
    Congrats to all!

    September 2021
  • Ross O'Hara

    Incredibly pleasant group of people to work with. Very easy to get in touch with and very quick to respond. Obviously a team that's very passionate about film. Thank you again for selecting my short. Looking forward to the next one!

    September 2021
  • David Ellison

    Was an amazing festival - priviledge to have won. Very friendly and great that they use outside judges to keep things non biased!!
    Would love to enter again!

    September 2021
  • Alex Montilla

    What a great festival. I'm so happy I got to participate and really wish I was able to attend the event. Everyone was very helpful and communicative. I can't wait to watch this festival grow and turn into something even more special.

    September 2021
  • Piero Cannata

    Festival full of passion with a wonderful selection of shorts. Thank you so much for the award for the Best Director! See you soon!

    September 2021