Now in its second year, The Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival is once again open for your spooky submissions!
Films must have been made after Jan 1st 2015, and be no longer than 30 MINUTES LONG including titles and credits, and most of all, they MUST BE HORROR.
We accept gore, monster, gothic and psychological, and any other sub genre, just as long as it's horrific. The chosen entries will be shown at The Palace Theatre Room Upstairs, Redditch, on Saturday 28th October 2017. Located between Worcester and Birmingham, Redditch is the ideal town to host this event and the Palace Theatre is the obvious choice of venue being a Grade II listed building and one of only a few truly Edwardian Theatres in existence. All entries are a flat $10 for each category entered.
Tickets to the event are a meagre £10 (incl. booking fee), and are available from ourselves or the Palace Theatre Box Office on 01527 65203
Successful entries will be shown throughout the afternoon and evening, with the goriest and scariest being saved for after dark. Audience members are encouraged to dress up in their spookiest clothing to celebrate this Halloween event. The evening session will be hosted by Redditch's own Mortimer Balmer. Don't miss out on Worcestershire's number one Halloween event of 2017 .... and start preparing your entries now. The closing date is the August 31st 2017.
See you at Mortimer's Morgue for a night of deadly terror. Mwahahaha.
(Ps. please note we do not offer any critical feedback for any entries.)
Awards & Prizes Trophies and certificates will be awarded for each category winner at the end of the night.
Rules & Terms All films MUST BE 30 MINUTES LONG OR LESS!!! All films to be submitted online only. All films will be viewed in their entirety before selections are made.
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT for Red Ditch 2016
Congratulations to the winners of the Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival 2016:
Best Actor: Zeb Moore for 'Sinners' Best Actress: Nina Rausch for '20 Matches' Best Director: Nick LeDonne for 'Hanging' Best Film: Nick LeDonne for 'Hanging' Thank you to everyone who submitted and big thanks to all those who came along to watch too.
And finally, thanks to judges:
Gil Ponce (CEO of Cinelaya - a suite of filmmaker tools) Cllr Joe Baker (Mayor of Redditch) Mat Bullock (Film buff) Grant Stain (Film buff)
Watch this space. Submissions for Red Ditch 20107 to open in the New Year.
First of all, congratulations to our list of finalists. It is a pleasure to be showing your films to our horror loving audience.
Official Selections to be shown on Friday 28th at the Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival 2016.
Junction Run and Hide Smile The Cloud Encosta Hyde and Seek Dolls Hanging Rooms Dare Side of the Moon Alien Inside All Through the House 20 Matches The Ruins Guai Wu
Official Selections to be shown on Saturday 29th October at the Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival 2016.
Squeal Disturber Sub Division No Life Sinners Playback Halloween Spirit Curse of the Were Rat The Final Girl Harry Stands Up Tik Tik Game of Death Homeowner Elephant in the Room Vessel Progeny Stay Still
Winners of the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Film and Best Director will be announced at the end of all viewings on the Saturday night at The Palace Theatre in Redditch.
Want to attend?
Don't miss out on the Halloween event of the year in Redditch at The Palace Theatre. 🎃 After the viewings, the unsuspecting audience will be enticed to the local tavern, also known as the Black Tap, where the Danse Macabre will continue until the witching hour passes. Come join us for a potion or two. 🍻🍺💀 Get your tickets now or miss out and stay in with only the hoot of a distant owl for company.