Hellfire Short Film Festival 8th Round Winner is…

If we could describe the evening as a physical object it would be the comedy/tragedy greek theatre masks as both laughter and tears were in full flow at tonight’s Hellfire Short Film Festival. Read more


Short Film Fest 8th Round Lineup Announced

Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time….

We’re just hours away from the 8th Round of the Hellfire Short Film Festival and we’re delighted to announce this evening’s lineup. Who will be joining last month’s winner Alastair Train’s ‘Osteopathy’ (pictured)? You decide!!

Title (Director)

Dark Light (Nick Busch)
Ice Cream for Breakfast (Geena Matuson)
Under The Apple Tree (Erik van Schaaik)
Hair of the Dog (Kyle A. Smith)
Rambling On (Nicole Pott)
Synesthesia (Alison Kohlhardt)
Annie Waits (Marnie Paxton-Harris)
Fireplace (Muhammad Bayazid & Samid Safi Bayazid)
The Elephant in the Room (Mark Singer & Jamie Terry)

The event kicks off at 7pm and is free admission as always.

Lime Bar Cafe
46 Tontine Street
Kent CT20 1JU

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Hellfire Short Film Festival Round Five Winners Are Announced

Wednesday 25th January saw the return of the Hellfire Short Film Festival and what a night it was! A great selection of nine short films ranging from horror and sci-fi to drama and comedy ensured a truly mixed bag of quality productions. Read more


Film Festival back in action!

After a brief break the Hellfire Short Film Festival is back in action again on Wednesday 25th January. Hosted by the Lime Bar Cafe the HSFF 5th Round will be packed with several amazing short films, nine to be precise, and all have an incredibly high production value.

Date: Wednesday 25th January 2017, 7pm-10.30pm
Venue: Lime Bar Café, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JU.

We’re also delighted to announce that our first submissions process has begun for the Hellfire International Film Festival which will be held in the Autumn (Fall) 2017. The submissions process is now open until Thursday 16th March via FilmFreeway and the two selected feature films will be shown in a special screening at Lime Bar Café on Wednesday 22nd March before they both appear at the main event. Both will be eligible for the awards on offer at the main event.

Hellfire Short Film Festival Round Four Winner Is Announced

The fourth round of the Hellfire Short Film Festival beamed its way to Lime Bar Cafe on Wednesday evening. Read more

Short Film Festival Round Three Winner Is Announced

The third round of the Hellfire Short Film Festival screamed its way to Lime Bar Cafe on Wednesday evening. Read more

Short Film Festival Round Two Winner Is Announced

The second round of the Hellfire Short Festival kicked off in style on Wednesday.  Read more

Siren’s Bay gets its UK Premiere

Casting your mind back to a previous Hellfire Short Film Festival you may remember short film trailer shot in Folkestone. Read more

Aardman set for next Short Film Night


The multi-award winning production company Aardman Animations have submitted one of their short films to be screened at the June event.

Aardman are this year celebrating the fortieth anniversary of their first ever creation, Morph, who appeared on the children’s TV art show ‘Take Hart’.

Happy Birthday Morph!

The Hellfire Short Film Night is at the LiME Bar Cafe, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone on Thursday 2nd June from 7.30pm.