Film Submissions Open For 2019 Popcorn Horror Events

Glasgow Horror Fest is a Scottish horror festival founded by Popcorn Horror. Since launching in 2015, the festival has grown to include dates outside the main Halloween event; including events celebrating Disability in Horror Month, Women in Horror Month, and a ‘bite size’ edition of the main festival. The FilmFreeway for several Glasgow Horror Fest events is now open and accepting film submissions.

Glasgow Horror Fest brings together the best independent horror the industry has to offer. Previous feature films screened at the festival include award-winning folk horror ‘DOGGED‘, Scottish ground-breaker ‘THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS‘, brutal true crime inspired film ‘CRUEL SUMMER‘ and eerie documentary ‘BELLA IN THE WYTCH ELM‘. The festival also hosts short film programs showcasing innovative and terrifying short scares. Alongside films, a range of performers, speakers and panelists have taken to the festival stage with everything from seances to gore FX demonstrations, to horror drag queens.

For 2019, Popcorn Horror is pleased to reveal further opportunities to get involved and showcase your horror films to Scottish fans. See the award list below or on FilmFreeway with the various film categories and specifications for our events throughout 2019.

Valentine’s Massacre (February) – Alternative/horror Valentine’s Day film festival with performance, demonstrations and activities alongside short and feature films.

Bite Size (April) – One-day version of the original Glasgow Horror Fest with feature films, short film programs and performance.

Disability in Horror Month Celebration (June) – Film festival celebrating the work of filmmakers with disabilities and health conditions, and films which improve the representation of disabled people in horror cinema.

Glasgow Horror Fest (October) – The original festival taking place over the Halloween season. The festival combines traditional film fests with convention, interactive and seasonal experiences. Film line up includes features and shorts programs.

Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know when submitting your horror projects.

Valentine’s Massacre (14th February): 
Films must be in horror genre, and have some theme around love, couples, Valentine’s Day, romance, relationships, etc.) 
Best Twisted Love Feature + Hon. Mention
Best Twisted Love Short + Hon. Mention

Bite Size (April): 
Films must be in horror genre. 
Best Feature + Hon. Mention
Best Short + Hon. Mention (Shorts <21 mins)

Disability in Horror Month Celebration (June): 
Films must be in horror genre. A director, writer(s), producer(s), or actor(s) should identify as having some form of disability or health condition OR Films should feature a story, character(s), setting, theme or message which promote the representation of disabled people in horror cinema. 
Best Feature + Hon. Mention
Best Short + Hon. Mention (Shorts <21 mins)

Glasgow Horror Fest (October): 
Films must be in horror genre. 
Best Feature + Runner Up + Hon. Mention
Best Short + Runner Up + Hon. Mention (Shorts <21 mins)

All films must be in the horror genre. Sub-genres, such as horror-comedy, body horror, psychological horror, monster movie etc. are also very welcome. Animated horror films are welcomed, and may be traditionally animated, stop-motion, computer animation. We warmly welcome blood, pus and gore but we will not accept any project containing sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or ableism. Horror is for everyone to enjoy!


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