We're looking for thrilling, original and diverse new feature films. In the past we've premiered such films as Paranormal Activity, Almost Human, The Revenant, Inbred, Resolution, V/H/S and Snowtown and we are always looking for new and innovative ways to terrify our audiences.
We have a strong commitment to emerging genre talent and every year our short film programme reflects the very best work from the fearmakers of the future. Short films are presented before every new feature film in the festival and receive significant exposure and praise from our audiences.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Celluloid Screams is Sheffield's Horror Film Festival. Each year, the festival showcases the very best of contemporary and classic horror cinema, from the hottest new horror features and genre discoveries to terrifying short films from the fearmakers of the future. The annual programme also includes a small selection of the classics and guilty pleasures that made us fall in love with the horror genre in the first place.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Film Festival is a three-day celebration of the best in classic and contemporary horror cinema.
Founded in 2009, the festival has become a destination for horror fans seeking the very best the horror genre has to offer. In its short history, Celluloid Screams has premiered films such high-profile films as Paranormal Activity, Almost Human, Cold Sweat, Neighbor, I Sell The Dead, Inbred, Resolution, The Revenant, Grace and Snowtown (to name but a few) and has an ongoing commitment to emerging genre talent.
Celluloid Screams has quickly become one of the highlights of the UK Festival Calendar, and we want you to be a part of it.
"A highly enjoyable, welcoming, and spirited weekend." Dread Central
"A total triumph and great fun all-round." Starburst Magazine
"The Celluloid Screams festival was the experience of a lifetime, not only because my film was being showcased but also because the impeccable organization and the quality of the films shown were of the highest standards.Celluloid Screams is a strong motivation for making a second horror film." Chris Petropoulos, Director 'Subconscious'
"A tastefully chosen line-up of true horror, cult and the avant garde! The truly passionate and enthusiastic team, made it one of the finest festival experiences for me this year" Can Evrenol - Director 'To My Mother and Father', Turkey
"Festivals like Celluloid Screams are the only places you'll learn about some of the more adventurous cinematic creations that rarely find their way into multiplexes, and this makes it a truly vital festival." Robert Morgan - Director 'Bobby Yeah' - winner of the 2010 Audience Award for Best Short Film
If you are a filmmaker and wish to submit your work to Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Film Festival, then send your screener on DVD to:
Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Film Festival
DVD screeners are non-returnable.
Though not a requirement, UK, European and World Premieres for feature films are preferred.
Selected films must be made available in a 35mm print, Beta SP Pal, Digibeta (NTSC or PAL), Blu Ray, DCP or DVD. Please note that it is expected that the highest quality screening format will be made available for the film if selected.
If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry is required for each title.
Please do not send EPKs, Press Packs or additional information with your screener - If your film is selected we will request synopsis, stills in digital format and other information if required.
Feature films selected for the festival will be required to provide a short clip from the film as part of the EPK for publicity/marketing purposes.
Once a film is submitted and accepted to the festival you guarantee to not withdraw it from the festival under any circumstances. You also guarantee to make sure the screening copy of your film is with us at least one week before the festival.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please note that by submitting a film to the festival, you confirm that:
1) You are authorised to submit the film to the festival, including all permissions from any distributor and/or sales agent associated with the film and that all necessary clearances (including music) have been made.
2) The submitted DVD may be retained by Celluloid Screams for archive purposes.