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.

Overall Rating
  • Michael Fausti

    Excellent communication throughout. An incredible film festival. The hosts really know what they are doing and programmed some really great films. Also has a good social media presence. Will definitely be submitting my future projects.

    February 2020
  • Robert Duncan

    A really fun festival with great guests and unique events.

    October 2019
  • Matty Jorissen

    Wasn't able to attend, but communication via mail was very engaging and smooth. Seemed like great people behind this festival.

    September 2019
  • Marion Renard

    Wonderful experience with Spookscreen, although unfortunately I could not attend the festival. I have rarely had such good and rich communication with a festival team, so much enthusiasm, warmth and professionalism. Their programming was eclectic and daring, and I am very grateful they have rewarded my short film SWITCH with two awards, it fills me with pride ! I wish them to have many future editions as rich as the first one !

    September 2019
  • Nathalie V

    Very happy and honored to have won an award for my film IRAE at this great festival !
    The team is on top in all aspects, I really regret not being able to be there!

    September 2019