Soho Horror Film Festival (2)


15 Dec 2019
Call for entries

17 Sep 2020
Festival closed

24 Sep 2020
Notification date

12 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020


Variety Screening Room Karma Sanctum Soho 20 Warwick Street,  W1B 5NF, London, London, United Kingdom

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<
Feature film festival >60' 140'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Feature Films  >60' 140'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 12 November 2020      Festival end: 14 November 2020

Independent horror film festival in the heart of London at the Variety Screening Room in the intimate and boutique Karma Sanctum Hotel; showing the best international films from horror, sci fi, thriller and fantasy.

Founded in 2018, our inaugural year saw us play host to 12 features (8 of which seeing their UK premiere) and 18 short films, which were received to a rapturous welcome to a sold out crowd and firmly established itself to holding a commitment to exhibit the best the genre has to offer, and delivered to the audience at a price not prohibitive to most.

"Now there is a new kid on the chopping block, the Soho Horror Film Festival, ... in the bijou basement cinema of the Karma Sanctum Hotel on Warwick Street.
Here, over two tight-packed days, 12 features and even more shorts (each carefully matched in theme to the accompanying feature) were screened, all under the fastidious and eclectic curation of programmer Mitch Harrod. The regendered trope-twisting hilarity of Laurel Vail’s What Metal Girls Are Into and Ilja Rautsi’s Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre were the standouts in what was a very strong showcase of shorts, while among the most enjoyable features were Trevor Stevens’ Rock Steady Row, Mike Testin and Matt Mercer’s madcap Dementia Part II, Luke Jaden’s family haunter Boo!. But the highlight of the weekend was Tilman Singer’s Luz, which headlined a special LGBTQ Queer Fears Gala" - Little White Lies

Sweet screams.

The Soho Horror Fest presents both a Jury & Audience award for best feature film and best short film.

Online screeners are the preferred method of submission, being less wasteful, more environmentally sound and cheaper.

We count film running times as follows:
Short Films: 1 min - 30 mins
Feature Films: 60 mins - 140 mins

Please note that by submitting a film you confirm that: You are authorised to submit the film to the festival, including all permissions from any distributor and/or sales agent associated with the film and that all necessary clearances (including music) have been made.



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