Horror short films required to scare the pants off Leicester film festival audience, Frightarama

scare the pants off Leicester film festival audience, Frightarama

Submissions are open for filmmakers and producers to submit short films to be screened as part of the Frightarama horror all-nighter, taking place at Leicester’s Phoenix on Friday 28 October 2016. Submissions will close on Sat 1 October 2016.

Now in its sixth year Frightarama is dedicated to showcasing the very best in classic, contemporary and world horror cinema.

The festival invites filmmakers to submit their short films to the Frightarama Horror Shorts programme to be showcased between the main selection of five feature films.

Curated by short film festival The Short Cinema, the Frightarama Horror Shorts programme offers a way for filmmakers to get their work screened to a packed auditorium of eager and appreciative horror fans.

Submissions will be accepted from around the world, with local work from the Midlands being especially welcome. Submissions can be serious, funny, gory, found footage, whatever you want, just make them vivid and imaginative.

Ever growing in prominence, previous screenings of Frightarama Horror Shorts have included pieces of dark and twisted animation, gore-tastic schlock horror from teenage filmmakers and a screening of David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out, which has now been made into a feature through New Line Cinema.

Films can be submitted by visiting filmfreeway.com

Rules & Terms

  • The closing date for entries is Saturday 1 October 2016.
  • All entries must sit within the horror genre.
  • All entries must be no longer than 5 minutes including credits.
  • Films must be submitted with a downloadable electronic transfer.

For more information contact Alexzandra Jackson – The Short Cinema director [email protected]

About The Short Cinema
The Short Cinema is an annual short film festival held at Phoenix, Leicester showcasing established and emerging talent from across the world with a strong focus on Midlands makers.

About Phoenix
Phoenix is a multi-screen independent cinema, digital art gallery and Café Bar in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. A registered charity, Phoenix aims to bring inspirational film and art to all. phoenix.org.uk