Raising hell & having some fun

The premier film events in south east UK.

The Hellfire Film Festival, established in 2014, 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 2019, the Hellfire HORRORfest. In 2020 we’ll also be hosting the Hellfire Children’s Film Festival and Hellfire World War Two 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.


Thank you Cath & Andi

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Cath and Andi of Lime Bar Cafe for their amazing generosity in providing Hellfire Film Festival with a home for almost three years.

Making Short Work of the Final

Twenty-two months, 3,300 submissions, 143 countries represented, 163 films screened and it all came down to one night. Welcome to the Hellfire Short Film Festival Grand Final.

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.

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Hellfire Shorts
Returning in 2019

Hellfire Horror Film Festival
Coming 2019

Hellfire WW2 Film Festival
Coming 2020



How can you support the
Hellfire Film Festival?


Hellfire Shorts

Monthly festival of short films submitted by independent filmmakers around the world.

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.