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
  • Joe Reilly

    Spook Screen was absolutely a blast! Seriously, these guys running the festival are fantastic, and excellent communication! We look forward to a long relationship with this festival for sure!

    October 2021
  • Rafael De Leon Jr.

    I wasn't able to attend Spook Screen but the great communication and updates were very much appreciated. I would definitely submit future projects to this festival.

    October 2021
  • Estoy muy feliz por que mi cortometraje “Espejo” ganó en la categoría de terror de dos minutos. Grandioso festival. Se mantuvieron en contacto conmigo de forma frecuente y fueron muy amables en su comunicación. Sólo tengo palabras de agradecimiento para este festival. Ojalá nos podamos encontrar el próximo año.

    September 2021
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    September 2021
  • Alisa Stern

    I was so sorry I couldn't be there in person because Spook Screen looked like an amazing time! The communication was great and the films looked wonderful too. I hope I can attend one day!

    September 2021