A Night of Horror International Film Festival

A Night of Horror International Film Festival

A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Sydney is Australia's original genre film festival.


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 22, 2022


New South Wales



For the 2022 event – our 14th Edition – the festival is calling for horror, thriller, fantasy, noir, science fiction, action, exploitation, underground, indie, cult, western, and war, in the following categories: features, documentaries, shorts, animations, TV/web episodes, and H. P. Lovecraft-inspired shorts. <<

What began as a one-night short film event in 2007 (hence the festival’s name), has since become Australia’s longest-running showcase of dark genre cinema from around the world. The festival remains dedicated to screening and promoting the work of new, independent filmmakers and screenwriters from Australia and abroad.

Unlike many festivals, A Night of Horror pledges to program the majority of its lineup from cold submissions (i.e. films submitted by you – the independent filmmaker – through our open submission process). We never have, and never will program the majority of the festival’s line-up with films sourced from sales agents, distributors, or other festivals. This helps ensure that you – the submitting filmmaker – have a far better chance of screening at A Night of Horror, than at many other festivals that accept cold submissions, but then turn around and disingenuously program the majority of their line-up from films sourced elsewhere.

In our mission to showcase talented screenwriters, the festival also holds a screenplay competition for unproduced scripts, both features and shorts.

For more information, visit A Night of Horror International Film Festival