Celebrating the horror genre through the use of independent film, the Cornwall Horror Fest promises to be a highlight this Halloween when it stages its second annual festival. Organisers are inviting filmmakers worldwide to submit their short horror films, particularly any 3D shorts, for a chance of winning brilliant prizes.
The festival was established in 2014 by filmmakers Geoff Robe and Tony Railton and was a tremendous success, “there was nothing in Cornwall that represented what we enjoyed in horror cinema, it all felt too…safe, we knew there were some great, no-holds-barred horror shorts out there and we wanted to bring the best down to Cornwall and give people a real Halloween thrill,” comments Railton. It is evident that the organisers have created something that Cornwall needed thanks to the sell out crowd and the flood of submissions from both amateurs and professionals.
Festival Organisers Geoff Robe and Tony Railton
Railton and Robe have themselves entered work into various film festivals around the UK and it was due to the long travel that an idea was formed. “We entered films into festivals around the UK and travelled miles to attend, and wondered why there were no horror specific festivals down here in the South West.. We wanted to change that,” explains Robe.
If you would like to enter your film for this years festival, visit The Cornwall Horror Fest Website for more details. It is free to submit your film, however should it be chosen and make it into the festival there will be a £20 entry fee.