From the people who run GRIMMFEST one of the UK's biggest and most prestigious fantastic film festivals comes something new. An explosive celebration of science fiction cinema called SUPERNOVA!

We are seeking out the very best independent quality short films in and around the sci-fi genre to play before our specially curated line up of genre classics and forgotten gems!

We actively seek the exciting, boundary pushing, strange, disturbing, futurist, scary, intense, thought provoking, out of this world additions to the sci-fi world; in fact any movies that contain Sci-fi elements are eligible for consideration for the festival!

The second annual SUPERNOVA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION CELEBRATION will run April 29th at the Odeon Printworks cinema, Manchester UK, as a counterpoint to our October horror event! It's going to be awesome!

Shorts - up to 30 mins.

UK and World premières are not essential but premières will be preferred.

If selected, films must be available on professional formats (DCP Drive or Blu Ray).

For further information or queries please contact the team at with the subject line ’SUPERNOVA 2017 Submission Inquiry’.

SUPERNOVA Festival, its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees and assigns will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, technically corrupt, postage‐due or misdirected entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Varun Raman

    Great Concept, Great People behind it and a Mega Venue.

    It was an honour to be included in a program of many of our favourite Sci-Fi films.

    Well worth submitting.

    June 2017
  • Darren Langlands

    Supernova is organised by the same folks responsible for Grimm Up North - so the quality of everything is at a really high standard. To be screened in a massive Odeon cinema is pretty special and it was our World premiere so doubly so. It might have been nice to have more of an opportunity to network though and there wasn't really a space to do that in. But it's a minor gripe. It was a real honour to be a part of it.

    December 2016