8th Annual

British Horror Film Festival

October 21, 2017 to October 21, 2017

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Film
A horror or thriller feature film over 55 minutes in length.
Short Film
Any horror film under 55 minutes in length.
Student Film
Any horror film that was made by a student.
Screenplays
This category is for new unproduced screenplays.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Promoting British & International Horror Films!

The British Horror Film Festival is one of the most important and influential horror film festivals in the UK and has a rapidly growing international reputation.

Our goal is to regularly grow the number of screens that the festival is screened on, simultaneously around the UK. We have been growing these screens since 2011 when we screened the festival on 2 screens, Bournemouth and London's Leicester Square.

This gives your movie a chance to be seen by a wider audience and have a one day theatrical release in the UK, as well as a prestigious Leicester Square premiere/debut.

We also have the 'Horror Awards'. These beautiful Crystal Awards are presented at the end of the festival at an awards ceremony.
Previous winners of these prestigious awards have gone on to secure distribution deals in the UK and abroad. The 2013 awards were sponsored by Haunted: After Dark.

Each film screened is nominated in at least one awards category and often many others.

We are committed to increasing the profile of independent horror films and film-makers. A number of reviewers are present at all our screenings, to ensure you get plenty of global publicity, both on-line and in print for your film.

Prepare to scream ... about films!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

London's prestigious Empire Cinema in Leicester Square plays host to the British Horror Film Festival. The biggest premieres from all around the world takes place here, from Harry Potter to James Bond and now you have the chance to premiere here as well!

With a regularly sold out Awards Ceremony, packed screenings and the sparkling After Party, the next festival is set to be even bigger, giving film makers more exposure, more reviews & horror fans a chance to see the 'next big scary thing' first!

If you've made a horror film, this is the festival to showcase it for it's UK Premiere!

ORGANIZERS

Stuart Brennan (Director)

GENERAL RULES

British Horror Film Festival 2017
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
Please refer to the individual film festival dates and times. Category winners (see 8.) are announced after the festival. The venues for each festival will be announced closer to the date of the event.

2. Competition
The festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility for an award. If your film is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a date and time of our choosing.

3. Subtitles
Any foreign language films must have english subtitles.

4. Formats
For the selection process a digital screener must be submitted via Withoutabox. Screenplays must be submitted as a digital .PDF via Withoutabox.

Successful submissions that are granted a screening must submit a DCP.
*Please note we do not accept films shot in 4:3 unless the filmmaker has reformatted
it to 16:9.

5. Selection
Festivals are organized by the Film Festival Guild. The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes. Award winners will be notified within 14 days of the festival screenings.

6. Entry Returns
We do not return submission entries.

7. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 7 days before any scheduled screening.

8. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

9. Categories

Feature Film
Short Film
Student Film
Unproduced Screenplay

*Please note that if we do not receive enough acceptable submissions for each category, we will merge them e.g. Student Films will be moved into Short or Feature Films.

10. Awards

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Cinematography
Best Music
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
British Horror Award (Best achievement on a low budget)
Best Unproduced Screenplay

11. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and Voting
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screening and awards. The administrators' decision is final.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

British Horror Film Festival 2017
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
Please refer to the individual film festival dates and times. Category winners (see 8.) are announced after the festival. The venues for each festival will be announced closer to the date of the event.

2. Competition
The festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility for an award. If your film is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a date and time of our choosing.

3. Subtitles
Any foreign language films must have english subtitles.

4. Formats
For the selection process a digital screener must be submitted via Withoutabox. Screenplays must be submitted as a digital .PDF via Withoutabox.

Successful submissions that are granted a screening must submit a DCP.
*Please note we do not accept films shot in 4:3 unless the filmmaker has reformatted
it to 16:9.

5. Selection
Festivals are organized by the Film Festival Guild. The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes. Award winners will be notified within 14 days of the festival screenings.

6. Entry Returns
We do not return submission entries.

7. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 7 days before any scheduled screening.

8. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

9. Categories

Feature Film
Short Film
Student Film
Unproduced Screenplay

*Please note that if we do not receive enough acceptable submissions for each category, we will merge them e.g. Student Films will be moved into Short or Feature Films.

10. Awards

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Cinematography
Best Music
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
British Horror Award (Best achievement on a low budget)
Best Unproduced Screenplay

11. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and Voting
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screening and awards. The administrators' decision is final.