Abertoir Horror Festival


Years running: 16 (since 2006)

Abertoir Horror Festival

International Horror Film Festival.


Abertoir is the UK's longest horror-specific festival, with 6 days of pre-release film premieres and cinematic classics, theatre, live music, exhibitions, special guests and lots more!


  • Audience Award for Best Film
  • Abertoir Short Film Award


  • Submissions must have been made in 2020/2021.
  • Features should be over 60 minutes and submissions that have received a general UK release (theatrically or on DVD) before the festival will not be accepted;
  • The maximum running time for each short film is 15 minutes.  

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out the online entry form,
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or download file via Internet.

Selection Media Type: online, DVD
Screening Media Type: DCP (preferable), 35mm, Bluray, DVD and HD video files (except Pro-Res)

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    May 03, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    July 12, 2021
  • Event Dates
    2 — 7 November 2021
Categories & Fees

Minimum length: 60 minutes. Documentaries also accepted.

  • Regular Deadline — £50

Maximum length: 15 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — £40
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