Raising hell & having some fun

The premier film events in south east UK.

The Hellfire Film Festival is a Folkestone-based multi-event organisation that hosts several film-related events in the south east of the UK including the acclaimed Hellfire Short Film Festival that has attracted in excess of 3,300 submissions from all over the world

We also host the Hellfire Specials and Hellfire Classics events that showcases feature films, short films, documentaries and music videos old and new by filmmakers around the world.

And brand new for 2018, the Hellfire World War Two Film Festival and the Hellfire Horror Film Festival.

The organisers all have vast experience in filmmaking and are using this experience to promote and showcase the very best of independent cinema around the world.


Hellfire Short Film Festival Grand Final

Wednesday May 23, 2018 @ The Brewery Tap, Folkestone


A laboured route to the Grand Final

In July 2016 the Hellfire Short Film Festival's competition format began in earnest. However, the intention of hosting twelve qualifying rounds over the following twelve months didn't quite go to plan. A series of unfortunate events including…

And Cut! The Hellfire 3rd Semi Final Results

The audience laughed their heads off and the cast of the winning film were literally off their heads. This is the roundup of the Hellfire Short Film Festival 3rd Semi Final.

Hellfire's A Hit, Man!

Shooting it’s way to Lime Bar Cafe in Folkestone again on Wednesday evening was the Second Semi Final of the Hellfire Short Film Festival sponsored by Punky! Radio.
Ho Ho Hellfire Christmas Special

Ho Ho Hellfire Christmas Special

We're just one week away from Ho Ho Hellfire 2. Let's take a look at what's in store for us next Wednesday at the Hellfire Film Festival Christmas Special.

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Deadline: May 31, 2018
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Hellfire Classics

Let’s go back to the golden era of cinema and watch your favourite classic movies on the big screen.

Hellfire Specials

Special screenings of feature films including premieres and Q&As with film industry professionals.


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