Sunday, June 3, 2012

Colchester Film Festival Seeks Horror Films

The Colchester Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Tristan Syrett emails me to say:

While this isn't strictly a horror film festival, for the opening night's events, we plan to screen a selection of horror films as part of a fancy dress themed horror evening. For this were looking for people to submit their horror films for consideration. Submission is free for all the films before the 31/07/12.

In Europe, 31/07/12 means July 31, 2012. Get your films in before then, and there is No Entry Fee.

Syrett states the following requirements for film entries:

* They must be 26 minutes or less (including titles & credits).

* They must have received their first public screening on January 1, 2011 or later.

* They must either be in English or have English subtitles.

She adds: "We hope to also run a similar zombie themed game to this to coincide with the screenings, although this has been put on hold for the time being."

Details at:


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1 comment:

  1. We’ve extended our final deadline for short film submissions to Colchester Film Festival. It is still completely FREE to submit your film to the festival.

    Please ensure all packages are post-dated on or before Saturday 18th August.

    For more details how to submit please visit our submissions page