Submissions Now Open for the Portsmouths Pompeywood Film Festival

The Pompeywood Film Festival returns for another year to Portsmouth! Pompeywood looks to highlight the work of independent, low or no budget, filmmakers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, the UK, and across the world. The principal focus of the festival is within the Horror genre and for short films (under 15 minutes) but also invites submissions for awards for other genres including science fiction, drama, and comedy. This year the festival takes place at The World-Famous Wedgewood Rooms.

The format of the event will be a screening before a live public audience and will include screenings across the day of selected short films, question and answer panels with filmmakers cast and crew, two feature films, and networking opportunities.

Awards & Prizes

The Short Film Competition is for films no longer than 15 minutes in either Horror or Non-Horror genre categories.

Short Film Awards will be made for the following categories:

– Best Horror Film

– Best Non-Horror Film

– Best Actor

– Best Story

– Best Cinematography

– Best Director

– Best Make Up

– Best Score

– Best Trailer

– Audience Award

Awards were presented on Sunday 17th September 2023!

Deadline for Submissions 20th August. Enter your film for just £5!

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