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 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
  • I wasn't able to attend, but I still felt very connected to the festival through the communication leading up to the weekend and their social media during the fest. We even had an attendee reach out after our screening and comment on how much they enjoyed our film, Ba'al Out. You can really tell that they've put a lot of passion and hard work into Spook Screen.

    October 2022
  • Alfredo Uzeta

    I love everything about this festival. Its my second time selected. :)

    October 2022
  • Nice festival, good communication. Didn't get to attend this year so can't comment on hospitality/networking, but great vibe from the team.

    September 2022
  • Mel Piper

    Thank you so much for selecting Shadow Players!

    September 2022
  • Jason Branagan

    We had a great time at SpookScreen 2022 and were delighted to pick up a Special Mention. The SpookScreen team were lovely and communication was great. We hope that we'll get the chance to screen at the festival again!

    September 2022