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!

The films are judged by a panel of experts and this year we are delighted to announce Simon Barrett writer of "The Guest", "you're Next" and the reboot of "The blade witch Project" will be one of the judges.

We are delighted to announce we will be hosting a self tape and audition workshop this year with Ros and John Hubbard along with Mary Maguire between them they have cast a lot of big films such as Lord of the rings, the hobbit, Dracula Untold, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the Bourne Films and countless others, their years as casting directors for some of the biggest films on earth will no doubt make this a workshop not to be missed by anyone whop wishes to further their acting career or is just starting out.

Last year we were joined by guests such as Meg Foster, Madeline Smith, Nicholas Vince and Chris Roe, and next year we have something even bigger planned all to be announced over the coming months.

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 any 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
  • Zeff Lawless

    I would like to thank you on behalf of our entire cast & crew for selecting our short film for your film festival, it means the world to us. Looking forward to submitting my next film!

    December 2018
  • Laurel Vail

    I wish I could have been there. My film had its Irish premiere at Spookscreen and they were so great the whole time. Great communication throughout. Also, awesome trophy designs!
    Hopefully I'll get to go some day.

    December 2018
  • Caroline Farrell

    I had hoped to attend Spookscreen for its inaugural year, but unfortunately, it was not possible. However, I was very proud to have my film in the official selection and have heard great things about the festival weekend. Best of luck with next year!

    October 2018
  • Erik Karl

    Thank you to Spook Screen for selecting our movie Dr Liebenstein Special Edition! It was a great honor to be scheduled among so many well-crafted features and shorts. Spook Screen went all out for their first year with screenings held at a movie theater (Park Cinema) and had guests like horror icons Meg Foster and Madeline Smith. I can only see this event growing in size and popularity in the future.

    September 2018
  • Rik Gordon

    Was lucky to have my short film The Wake selected for the inaugural Spook Screen. We travelled down from Northern Ireland and were not disappointed. Clonakilty is a beautiful place. The festival was well organised and the film played on proper cinema screen, which was cool (despite a minor aspect ratio problem). The festival organisers were very friendly and accommodating. We also got to meet and hang out with other filmmakers and invited guests. I can see this film festival growing into a big event and look forward to the next one.

    September 2018