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

And brand new for 2019, the Hellfire HORRORfest.

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.

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.


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"Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a funny, filthy, female-fronted competitor to Superbad that boasts its own distinctive style."

Postponed: Hellfire HORRORfest

It is with great regret that we have to announce the postponement of the Hellfire HORRORfest that was scheduled for 26th October.

Dare you take the challenge?

We are excited to announce there are just over two months until the very first Hellfire HORRORfest. Folkestone's first major film festival takes place on Saturday 26th October 2019.

Hell and Fire comes to Hellfire!

If you cast your mind back to the early days of Hellfire Film Festival our old strapline was "It's not about hell, it's not about fire, it's all about film!" Not anymore! We're delighted to bring you Hellfire HORRORfest.

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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Hellfire Horror Film Festival
Venue: The Tower Theatre, Folkestone

Hellfire Short Film Festival
Saturday 4th July 2020
Venue: TBA


Hellfire Short Film Festival
Regular Deadline: December 31, 2019