Wirksworth Horror Film Festival (1)

Wirksworth Horror Film Festival


23 Feb 2024
Call for entries

01 Apr 2024
Early deadline

15 May 2024
Standard deadline

01 Jun 2024
Late deadline

01 Jun 2024
Final deadline


01 Jul 2024
Notification date

12 Jul 2024
14 Jul 2024


North End,  De4 4fd, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Festival description
Short film festival 25'<

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  25'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 12 July 2024      Festival end: 14 July 2024

We are a new horror film festival situated in the heart of Derbyshire, UK in the historic town of Wirksworth. Selected films will be shown at one of three venues situated in the town. All are unique, ranging from a large barn space at the back of a pub to a smaller gallery space.

Wirksworth is a thriving arts town and welcomes horror filmmakers to submit their work from round the world.

Selected Films will be screened over a two day period (Weekend) in July 2024

Our Judges are all filmmakers who have a avid interest in the horror genre.

Jury Prize Best Film
Jury Prize Best Script
Jury Prize Best Music
Jury Prize Best Actor
Jury Prize Best Actress
Jury Prize Best Director
Audience Prize Best Film

Wirksworth Horror Short Film Festival (WHF)

WHF is open to short films, documentary films. We accept entries from all sizes of budgets and production techniques.

The primary contact completing the submission must be authorised to submit the film for consideration.
Films submitted must have permission from a distributor or sales agent representing the film.

The applicant must have obtained clearance to include any copyrighted music and images used. This submission confirms that the applicant has all rights required to screen the submitted film.

Only films completed after 1st January 2022 are eligible.

SUBMISSIONS - WHF only accepts submissions via Festhome. WHF guarantees that your film will never be used in anything other than that you agree.

SUBMISSION FEES - There is a submission fee to enter your film. All submissions are final, and there are no refunds.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES - You may enter as many films as you wish. Each entry requires a separate submission form, fee and upload.

CONTACT - For all enquiries, don't hesitate to get in touch with wirksworthhorrorfilmfestival@gmail.com

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS - If the original language of any dialogue or text featured in the film is not English, the preview and screening copy must have English subtitles.

SELECTION PROCEDURE - Two or more selection team members view submitted films. All programming selections are at the discretion of the WHF Directors, whose decision is final.

WHF will not provide comments on films before submission or reasons for rejecting a submitted film. However, we are happy to provide informal feedback on individual films after the festival. Note -this is a non-binding commitment.

NOTIFICATION - WHF will not confirm the receipt of submissions. All applicants selected will be notified via e-mail about their films selection.

Films in our programme may be screened more than once. Films may be screened privately by any jury or accredited guests. Films may also be included in other public programmes, subject to the submitter's permission.

FURTHER SCREENINGS - The submitter authorises FF to file their film in the festival archive if selected for the festival. It may be made available for additional screenings or events promoted by the festival solely for cultural and not commercial purposes.

PUBLICITY - Besides reproducing stills from selected films for all WHF publications and press, selected films may be screened for preview screenings to promote WHF

SUBMISSION AGREEMENT - You will be asked if you have read and agreed with the festival's regulations at the point of payment on your submission. By proceeding with your submission, you can then go ahead and process your application. The entry of a film is binding and implies the acceptance of these regulations. In the event of disagreement concerning the rules' interpretation, the festival's understanding will take precedence. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in the submission being disqualified. These regulations are subject to change without prior notice.

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELECTED FILMS - The selection notification will provide delivery instructions. All film delivery will be digital.

ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL - WHF encourages all selected filmmakers to participate in the festival. I will include full details of ticketing arrangements and support offered in any notification of acceptance into the festival.

SUBMISSION FORMAT - We only accept online screeners.

So that you know, a short film means SHORT. Please keep shorts under 25 and ideally under 15 minutes.

All films must have been completed after the 1st of January 2023 and must not be available online or on DVD/VOD for public viewing.



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