South African HORRORFEST (18)


01 Feb 2022
Call for entries

25 Feb 2022
Early deadline

01 Apr 2022
Standard deadline

01 Jun 2022
Late deadline

01 Jul 2022
Festival closed

01 Sep 2022
Notification date

28 Oct 2022
06 Nov 2022


68 Orange Street, Gardens,  8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Festival description
Horror films
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >60' 125'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >60' 125'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 28 October 2022      Festival end: 06 November 2022

The South African HorrorFest is the first (and close on only) event of its kind on the continent, bringing an exciting array of feature films and short films from around the world to the audience, who wouldn't get to see these indie productions in a cinema otherwise. 2022 is our 18th edition!

After the pandemic disaster the festival was moved on-line with selected screenings also in cinema. The on-line component actually served as a plus in that this expanded the scope to reach more viewers, not only in further flung areas of South Africa, but also the continent as a whole and the rest of the globe for some titles not geo-blocked, giving birth to the Global Horrorfest component of the event.

All movie mediums and styles are accepted, as long as it contains elements of Horror / Chiller / Terror / Monsters etc.
For instance, an animated Sci-Fi comedy with monsters will be accepted.

The highest quality movies are acknowledged with award certificates.

There are no restrictions for the production's country of origin.
All languages allowed, but need (hardcoded) English subtitles.

Flamedrop Productions / Shadow Realm inc., and the South African HorrorFest cannot guarantee that the short- or feature films submitted will be selected and shown in public, as the festival selection members / committee will be the final arbiters.

Permission must be granted from the relevant rights holders (where applicable) of any copyrighted material used in your production (eg. music, film, video, news, audio, clips from other sources etc.), and the organizers of the South African HorrorFest cannot be held liable for the unlawful use of such material in submitted works.

Real pornography, human or animal abuse will not be tolerated and such entries will be discarded, and if necessary, reported.

(Unfortunately screening fees cannot be accommodated.)

If additional physical materials are supplied to the SA HorrorFest (discs, flash drives, external drives), these are non-returnable.

Information supplied on your production will be used in various Flamedrop Productions / Shadow Realm inc. / SA HorrorFest online and print publications as promotion.



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