The Dead of Night Film Festival is brought to you by Two-Headed Snake Entertainment and The Liverpool Horror Club and is part of the ever growing International horror film festival circuit.
It is currently the only horror film festival in Merseyside, England.
The objective of our festival is to bring new independent horror short and feature length films to the genre loving public of Merseyside.
We know it can be hard for Independent filmmakers to get theatrical releases for their movies and we want to help get them the audience they deserve.
Film festivals are such an important part of independent horror cinema and are the best way to get their movies seen around the globe.
This year we will screen 6 feature films and 15 short films in a cinema auditorium with 75 comfortable seats and an Optoma 8000-lumens projector, plus 5.1 Surround Sound to present an immersive cinematic experience.
We hope you can join us for some horrific movie fun this October.
Awards & Prizes
Audience Choice Award
The winners will receive the coveted Golden VHS Cassette Award.
Rules & Terms
DETAILS and ELIGIBILITY Dead of Night is open to short and feature films that come under the genre umbrella, whether that be dark thrillers, fantasy, exploitation, comedy etc. But there must be horror/dark themes.
Please let us know if the screening will be a UK and or World Premiere.
Short Films - Under 50 Minutes
Feature Films - Over 50 Minutes
Film format must be either Download link, Blu-Ray or DVD
The main contact submitting must be authorised to do so, and must have permission from any sales agents or distributors involved. When completing the submission process you agree to have the necessary rights for screening the film at The Dead of Night Film Festival.
SUBMISSIONS Submissions can ONLY be made through the FilmFreeway website. There is no other way.
FEES Submissions are subject to fees and these are non-refundable and final.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE Foreign language films are welcomed, we must insist that non English dialogue movies must be subtitled in English. We prefer not to have them dubbed.
MULTIPLE ENTRIES You may submit as many films and shorts as you want.
NOTIFICATION All applicants will receive an email shortly after the 1st October closing date whether they have been successful or not.
SELECTION PROCEDURE Each film submitted will be viewed by at least two members of The Dead of Night Film Festival selection committee. All decisions on are final .
SELECTION If selected the screening copy of the film must be with us by no later than 1st October and once selected you guarantee that the film cannot be withdrawn from the festival .
PUBLICITY AND PRESS By submitting to Dead of Night you agree to the use of stills in press and publicity for the festival. These may be included in our official programme, press releases, on our website plus all social media platforms.