Phoenix Cinema has announced that Submissions are now open for filmmakers and producers to submit short films to be screened as part of their Frightarama horror all-nighter, which takes place on 28th October.

Films can be submitted by visiting and submissions close on 1st October 2016.

Rules & Terms

  • The closing date for entries is Saturday 1 October 2016.
  • All entries must sit within the horror genre.
  • All entries must be no longer than 5 minutes including credits.
  • Films must be submitted with a downloadable electronic transfer.

Read our preview of Frightarama here

From Phoenix:

“Now in its sixth year Frightarama is dedicated to showcasing the very best in classic, contemporary and world horror cinema. The festival invites filmmakers to submit their short films to the Frightarama Horror Shorts programme to be showcased between the main selection of five feature films.

Curated by short film festival The Short Cinema, the Frightarama Horror Shorts programme offers a way for filmmakers to get their work screened to a packed auditorium of eager and appreciative horror fans. Submissions will be accepted from around the world, with local work from the Midlands being especially welcome. Submissions can be serious, funny, gory, found footage, whatever you want, just make them vivid and imaginative.

Ever growing in prominence, previous screenings of Frightarama Horror Shorts have included pieces of dark and twisted animation, gore-tastic schlock horror from teenage filmmakers and a screening of David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out, which has now been made into a feature through New Line Cinema.”

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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