Hellfire Short Film Festival 2020 Update

We apologise for being silent over the past week, this is due to our servers being compromised. No sensitive or personal information was stolen but it did knock out all email and internet services until today including access to our website. You may have noticed our security certificate had been redirecting to a gambling site and therefore throwing up a security message on your browser. This was not of our doing.

These issues have now been resolved as of 8pm (BST) today, Saturday 11th July.

The Hellfire Short Film Festival 2020 DID take place remotely on Saturday 4th July and the winners will be announced in the next few days. We have delayed the results for two reasons, one is our internet security issues. We had no way of contacting the winners. Secondly we still haven’t received the trophies. We were expecting the trophies mid-June but it now appears that due to Covid-related supply issues we may not receive them for another one to two weeks.

Please accept our sincere apologies as we fell way short of what is expected of us during this past week or so.

The Family

The Family – Hellfire@Home

While all cinemas and theatres in the UK are closed due to the lockdown we will be watching movies and theatre performances from the comfort of our living rooms. We’re happy to say that on Saturday 9 May we will be watching The Family.

As part of our new remote festival, Hellfire@Home, we will share links to various movies and theatre performances so we can all watch them together at home. The next film we will be watching is Goodfellas an amazing movie from 2013 directed by Luc Besson.

“The Family”

Saturday 9 May 2020, 8pm

Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Robert De Niro
Released: 2013
Genre: Crime Comedy

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.

How to watch The Family

Join the discussion

During the movie we will be chatting in the Hellfire Film Festival Facebook Group. Click here to join. We will also be on Twitter throughout. Join the Twitter discussion by using the hashtag #HellfireAtHome.

Save The Tower Theatre

The Tower Theatre, home of the Hellfire HorrorFest, is in danger of being lost due to the Covid-19 lockdown. We at Hellfire Film Festival are desperately hoping you can help save this iconic community theatre.

Previously known as St. Mark’s Church, The Tower Theatre is a former Garrison Church on the Shorncliffe Garrison, a British Army barracks, in Folkestone, Kent. The Tower Theatre is a 280-seat theatre and is owned by, and the home of, the Folkestone-Hythe Operatic and Dramatic Society, an amateur theatre company who perform regular shows at the theatre.

Due to the global pandemic and the Government’s order to close all non-essential businesses this puts The Tower Theatre in a difficult position. The Tower Theatre receives no external funding so relies 100% on ticket sales, donations and membership subscriptions so naturally the Government-enforced closure has had a massive impact on funds.

We know it is a difficult time for everyone but if you can spare any amount of cash to help save The Tower Theatre please visit their GoFundMe fundraiser. Even the smallest of donations will go a long way towards the survival of this jewel of a venue in Folkestone.

Thank you.

The Hellfire Film Festival Committee

Essential Links:

  1. The Tower Theatre, Folkestone

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 2019. Read more

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. Read more