Submissions

Submissions are now open for Abertoir 2022! As ever, we’re looking for fantastic shorts and gruesome features. We screen films from all over the world and as always we’re keen to receive films that reflect the diversity of the genre and the people who make and love it.

Abertoir Horror Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests. Our early bird deadline is May 17th; our regular deadline is June 14th; and our late deadline is July 12th. Got questions? Mae'r e-bost hwn wedi'i warchod rhag robotiaid sbam. Rhaid i chi alluogi JavaScript i'w weld.

Fee discounts

We introduced submission fees a few years ago to support the financial sustainability of the festival. However, we recognise that, for many different reasons, submission fees can be a barrier to getting your film seen.

This year, for the first time, we’re offering a limited number of discount codes which will reduce the fee by 50%. Discounts will be available until the regular submission deadline (June 14).

You may apply for the fee discount if:
• the film’s director(s), writer(s) and/or producer(s) is from an under-represented identity group*; or
• The film is made in Wales, or made in the Welsh language; or
• The film is made by filmmakers who have screened at Abertoir previously.

To apply for a discount, please e-mail Mae'r e-bost hwn wedi'i warchod rhag robotiaid sbam. Rhaid i chi alluogi JavaScript i'w weld. with SUBMISSION FEE DISCOUNT in the subject line and a brief introduction to you and why you’re applying for a discount. Successful receipt of a discount does not guarantee selection for the festival. Final deadline for discounts will be June 14.

*We’re conscious that this means different things to different people and particularly so in different national contexts. We acknowledge that any grouping together of diverse people is not always accurate to real-world experiences, however for the purposes of applying for a fee discount, here ‘under-represented identity group’ refers to individuals who are:
o Black, Asian or minority ethnic; or part of the ‘global majority’;
o Disabled, Deaf, and/or neurodivergent;
o Lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, or a self-defined minority sexuality;
o female;
o trans, non-binary or gender-fluid.