The Halloween Horror Festival is a screening event of short films based upon the following horror themes:

- Theme of Environmental Horror.

By "Environmental Horror" we mean any short, horror movie (up to 15 minutes in length) that features environmental issues.

- The Zombie Horror
I don’t think this genre type needs any explanation. The apocalypse has struck and the world is in chaos. ..

- The Suspense/Thriller Horror
This type of horror film may or may not have a ghost or another worldy being. Maybe, it’s all happening inside your head.

The One that Spooks!
Probably one of the most popular kind of horror, the spooky ones will generally involve a family moving to a suburban location, a haunted house.

The Spiritual Horror
It’s the age-old idea of good vs evil that gives birth to this type of horror in our list of different types of horror movies. You have forces of evil vs the forces of good engaged in a battle which either involves possession of a human being or a thing.

(up to 15 minutes in length)

The screening will take place at the Whirled Cinema in Brixton, London UK.

Please refer to the "rules" section of our website for further details.

All selected films will receive Halloween Horror Festival Official Selection laurels.

Because of the expected high volume of submissions, it is advisable to indicate in your movies synopsis how your film satisfies the above criteria.

This festival is open to submissions from filmmakers from around the world. UK filmmakers encouraged.

All films must be under 15 minutes in length.

All films must be submitted and uploaded to VIMEO.COM by Friday 15th October 2021.

All films must use the English language. (Foreign language films that incorporate full English subtitles are permitted.)

The film must not contain any overtly pornographic, racist, homophobic or sexist material.

All submitted films must be uploaded to allowing us to download the MP4 in HD or 4K formats, in 16:9 aspect ratio.

You are responsible for the content of your film. Therefore, you must ensure that the sound/music/motion picture is cleared for public viewing.

All films will be reviewed by our panel and a selection of the best will be shown on the night.

All filmmakers must be over 18 years of age to participate in the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Keshav Shree

    Hakan was a brilliant organiser of the event. I really enjoyed the festival and it was the first time I showed my film to my family and friends - they loved the experience. Very friendly and encouraging environment.

    December 2021
  • Thank you so much for including our ''Little Majd's Doll'' in your Halloween Horror Fest 2021!

    December 2021
  • Jakob Lewis Barnes

    It was a pleasure to be a part of this festival. The organiser communicated brilliantly and although we couldn’t make it to the actual event, the venue looked amazing!

    November 2021
  • It's a great film festival!!! We are very honored that our short film has been selected.

    November 2021
  • Mark Harrison

    An amazing effort the the team to pull this off the way they did. The range of films was very broad, something was there for every taste and we were never board. The films were shown in blocked sections which felt well paced. Between showings it was easy to talk to other filmmakers which helped create a friendly atmosphere.

    Both the event and venue staff were approachable, polite and fun to talk to, with a great range of free snacks on hand throughout the evening.

    Filmmakers who attended, such as myself were encourage to introduce their films which was a nice touch and really helped to sell the atmosphere. Communication before the show was excellent and from what I can tell every filmmaker who attended got their film shown in their desired time slot.

    Ultimately, this is how a festival should be ran; Huge well done to Hakan and the team!

    November 2021