The Dead of Night Film Festival


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The Dead of Night Film Festival aim’s to strike on the independent film festival circuit. Conceived and created by Two-Headed Snake Entertainment, the team behind 2016’s award winning feature length Christmas horror Good Tidings.

Our sworn mission is to drag exciting, visceral independent genre film from around the planet screaming to the shores of the  quaint seaside town of Southport, England.

Independent filmmakers often struggle to get their work seen. Believe us, we know. Our quest is to get these artists, and their art which they paid for in blood, sweat and tears, in front of its rightful audience. Festivals like ours are a tried and true method of getting films seen across the Globe.

The Dead of Night Film Festival will screen 8 short and 8 feature films within the genre bracket, there’ll be special guests and a whole lot more carnage over two days of genre madness.

Won’t you join us?


The Dead of Night Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit exclusively with FilmFreeway.

Venue: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport.

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, located in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming cultural centre with a strong contemporary feel.

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Awards & Prizes

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Director
Best Score

The winners will receive the coveted VHS Cassette Award.