Weird, horrific, out there or just plain insane; we want it all. If your film goes to places others don't, even if it spoofs the genre it's part of, it's instantly eligible for the Shock & Gore Festival. So send us your best shorts and let's see what you're made of.
Weird, horrific, out there or just plain insane; we want it all. If your film goes to places others don't, even if it spoofs the genre it's part of, it's instantly eligible for the Shock & Gore Festival. So send us your best feature work and let's see what you're made of.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Shock & Gore is the twisted offspring of The Electric Cinema in Birmingham, one of the country’s leading independent cinemas, and follows The Electric’s own objective since it was relaunched in 2004 – namely to offer the kind of screenings and events you just can’t get anywhere else.
While a large part of the festival focuses on horror in all its shapes and forms, that’s not what we’re solely interested in. We’re looking to celebrate the weird, the wonderful and the fantastic, which includes science fiction, fantasy and the kind of narrative dramas that take human experiences to the extreme.
We’re also placed right at the heart of British film-making, festival head Tom Lawes and festival programmer David Baldwin are both keen filmmakers themselves and looking to give exposure to fellow directors and writers with the festival’s official competition.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Launched in July 2011, Shock & Gore is a UK festival that looks to bring together all those people – whether audience members or film-makers – who have a love of horror, science fiction and fantastic films.
While screenings make up the brunt of the festival, we also programme a number of different events, as we believe a festival should be more than just a collection of screenings. To that end, we’ve had stand-up comedy, Q&As, live choirs and all-night events.
Shock & Gore is a meeting place for UK film-makers and fans of genre cinema, a place where everyone can mingle and celebrate their love of cinema.
We have a commitment to celebrating not only the work of established genre filmmakers, but also those looking to get their first break and some national exposure. As such, the focal point of the 2015 Festival is the official Shock & Gore competition, where entries from across the globe will be viewed and awards will be given for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film.
David Baldwin (Festival Programmer)
; Tom Lawes (Festival Director)
Screeners are non-returnable and printed on the DVD or Blu-Ray must be – Title, DVD/Blu-Ray Region, WAB Tracking Number and Contact Information
Send screeners on either DVD or Blu-Ray to -
Shock & Gore
The Electric Cinema
47-49 Station Street
Entries that are selected for screening during the festival must be made available on either Blu-Ray or DCP
An EPK or Press Pack is only needed if your film is selected for screening
Your film is not required to be a world or UK premiere to be considered for selection, but the film must have been made after October 2011.
Once a film is submitted and accepted to the festival, you guarantee to not withdraw it from the festival under any circumstances. We must also receive screening materials at least one week before the festival.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting a film to us, you agree that:
1) You are authorised to submit the film, including having received permission from a distributor/sales agent representing the film, and you must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images within the films.
2) All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles.
3) Only completed entries will be processed and considered for screening.
4) Screeners are non-returnable and printed on the DVD or Blu-Ray must be – Title, DVD/Blu-Ray Region, WAB Tracking Number and Contact Information