Empowering your creativity

3,481 submissions

since 2014

The Hellfire Film Festival, established in 2014, is a multi-event organisation that hosts several film-related events in the south east of the UK including the acclaimed Hellfire Short Film Festival and the Hellfire HORRORfest.

The organisers all have vast experience in the film industry and are using this experience to promote, showcase, support and empower the creativity of the very best of independent filmmakers around the world.

“Organized, professional, fast, great feedback. Glad I found this festival.”

– Matt Clifford (TV & Film Writer/Producer)

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.


Royal Opera House Live: The Sleeping Beauty

Thursday 16th January 2020. A classic of Russian ballet, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

The Souvenir (15)

Screening: 15th January 2020. A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man in 1980's London.

Announcement: Hellfire HORRORfest

As you are no doubt aware the submissions deadline for the Hellfire HORRORfest came and went as did the date for the the event itself. Neither actually happened. Here's why.

Booksmart (15)

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

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Hellfire Short Film Awards
Date: Saturday 4th July 2020

Hellfire Horror Film Festival
Date: TBA
Venue: The Tower Theatre, Folkestone


Hellfire Short Film Awards
Regular Deadline: February 29, 2020