OPEN CALL: Halloween Scarefest

Deadline 14th October Midnight 

Submissions are now open for the third A4 Studios Halloween Scarefest film festival!

We are looking for horror shorts of any type as long as they are no longer than 10 minutes. Ghosts, ghouls, zombies, serial killers, vampires are all welcome. Fiction, comedy, documentary, music video, experimental, animation, art films - we are open to all submissions as long as your film fits within the horror genre in some way. We are looking for the original, the unusual and the quirky.

We know that the pandemic has limited the opportunities for film makers over the past couple of years, so don't worry about when your film was made, we will consider it no matter how old it is!

Awards & Prizes

There will be an audience vote on the night for Best of the Fest. The winner will get Winner's laurels, a unique trophy made by steam punk artist John Lockwood and a cash prize!

All selected films will get Official Selection laurels.

  • Rules & Terms

  • Films must fit within the horror genre (it's a Halloween Scarefest!) but otherwise anything goes!

  • *** Maximum running time 10 minutes ***

  • Films can be submitted from around the world.

  • You must make your film ready and available to us in advance of the festival date if you are selected. We will need a high quality digital file to download. Any films not available in time may not be able to be shown.

  • Films in a language other than English must have English subtitles.

  • There is NO time frame when your film was made. Films can be produced from any era.

  • Please ensure you have permission to use the images, audio and music in your film. The responsibility for ensuring compliance with copyright rests with the submitter of each film.


Halloween Film Festival

Come, one, come all to our Halloween extravaganza. With 20 independant horror films, creepy cocktails, Horror burlesque, buffet, games and photobooth