7th Annual

British Horror Film Festival

October 22, 2016 to October 22, 2016

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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, 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 2016
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The British Horror Film Festival 2016 will take place in October 2016. The absolute final submission deadline is as shown on FilmFreeway.
The category winners (see 8) will be announced at the end of the Festival. The venues for each category will be announced closer to the Festival.

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 by September 17th will rule out eligibility for an award.

3. Formats
For the selection process acceptable formats: DVD and secure online screener.
For successful submissions that are granted a screening: DCP, DVD, Blu-Ray.
Final date for submissions is as dictated on FilmFreeway
Please address your entry to:

British Horror Film Festival 2016
25-29 Harper Road
London Bridge
London
SE1 6AW
UK

4. Selection
The Festival is 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, if they are not present on the night.

5. Entry Returns
We do not return entries.

6. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the Festival organisers at least 21 days before any scheduled screening.

7. 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.

8. Categories
Short Film, Feature Film, Student Film, Unproduced Screenplay.

Awards
· Best Feature Film
· Best Short Film
· Best Director
· Best Actor
· Best Actress
· Best Supporting Actor & Actress
· Best Unproduced Horror Screenplay
· Best Original Score
· Best Cinematography
· British Horror Award - Best Achievement in Film on a Low Budget

Eligibility for British Horror Award - Evidence must be given that the production company, producers, director or majority of the crew are British based or born. Or the majority of the film was shot in Britain.

These awards are subject to change. Award nominations will be announced prior to the festival.

9. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and VOTING
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, Screening and Award. The administrators' decision is final.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

British Horror Film Festival 2016
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The British Horror Film Festival 2016 will take place in October 2016. The absolute final submission deadline is as shown on FilmFreeway.
The category winners (see 8) will be announced at the end of the Festival. The venues for each category will be announced closer to the Festival.

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 by September 17th will rule out eligibility for an award.

3. Formats
For the selection process acceptable formats: DVD and secure online screener.
For successful submissions that are granted a screening: DCP, DVD, Blu-Ray.
Final date for submissions is as dictated on FilmFreeway
Please address your entry to:

British Horror Film Festival 2016
25-29 Harper Road
London Bridge
London
SE1 6AW
UK

4. Selection
The Festival is 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, if they are not present on the night.

5. Entry Returns
We do not return entries.

6. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the Festival organisers at least 21 days before any scheduled screening.

7. 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.

8. Categories
Short Film, Feature Film, Student Film, Unproduced Screenplay.

Awards
· Best Feature Film
· Best Short Film
· Best Director
· Best Actor
· Best Actress
· Best Supporting Actor & Actress
· Best Unproduced Horror Screenplay
· Best Original Score
· Best Cinematography
· British Horror Award - Best Achievement in Film on a Low Budget

Eligibility for British Horror Award - Evidence must be given that the production company, producers, director or majority of the crew are British based or born. Or the majority of the film was shot in Britain.

These awards are subject to change. Award nominations will be announced prior to the festival.

9. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and VOTING
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, Screening and Award. The administrators' decision is final.