NEXT EVENT:

Oct 21-23 2022
Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen Street
Film lineup TBD

Submissions for 2022 are now OPEN!

We are looking for Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller and Fantasy short and feature films, and short scripts!

 

The 2021 festival guide is available: view online or download a pdf

2021 Award Winners:

About the event

In October 2020, the Hellifax Horror Film Festival screened 52 horror shorts over 3 days to hundreds of film fans. A screenplay competition resulted in a Top 10 list of the top new voices in horror screenwriting.  We shared the work of filmmakers from around the world – making Hellifax truly an international festival.

In October 2021, Hellifax was a three day event including in-person and online screenings, and expanded to include horror feature films in addition to genre shorts and a screenplay competition. The fest was jam-packed with the best in new horror entertainment.

Where

Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen Street

When

Oct 21-23, 2022

HAVE A LOOK AT THE

2021 Event schedule

Day 1

30 OCT 2021
9:15 AM

SHORTS BLOCK 1

You Will Never Be Back, Stalker, Incarnation, Smiles, MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima', Strigoi, Followers, Koreatown Ghost Story

11:30 AM

SHORTS BLOCK 2

The Gloom, Hangnail, A Tale Best Forgotten, Minimally Invasive, Exit, Posted No Hunting, Bed, ALLODIUM

1:45 PM

SHORTS BLOCK 3

Hotel Malángel, Stuck, Stranded, Standing Woman, TICKS, A Monster Origin Story, Aria, Golem, The Relic

3:45 PM

FEATURE FILM

AN IDEAL HOST, with short WE ARE NOT ALONE

06:00 PM

SHORTS GALA

Helena, Seek, Guts, Forgive Your Father, Inheritance, Laika, The Valravn, Stray, The Fourth Wall, Selfie

8:30 PM

FEATURE GALA

HELLBENDER, with short film THE ARCHIVISTS

Day 2

31 OCT 2021
9:30 AM

SHORTS BLOCK 4

Endgame, My Deep Dark Fears, Ballad of Sharkasaurus, Crock Pot, Intolerance, Wich, Sclera Absentia, Fractures, One, When They Come, Momma, Don’t Go, Shiny New World

12:00 PM

FEATURE FILM

CHESTERSBERG: MAKE MURDER LEGAL, with short film THE GUARD STATION

2:30 PM

FEATURE FILM

NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN, with short film CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

THESE ARE

Our Advisory Board Members

Bente Maalen

Bente Maalen is a film producer with the production company Blaane Film, and is a founder and Producer of Ramaskrik Horror Film Festival in Norway. She had her debut as a producer with two short films in the fall of 2019 and has several feature films and tv-series in the pipeline.

Cory Bowles

An actor, director, screenwriter, dancer and choreographer born in Montreal and grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia. He is an African-Nova Scotian, most known for his directorial feature debut, Black Cop (TIFF 2017) and his recurring role on Trailer Park Boys.

Josh MacDonald

Writer-director of the award-winning horror short GAME. Also the writer of the horror feature THE CORRIDOR (IFC Films), which won Josh the “Next Wave— Best Screenplay Award” at Austin, Texas’ influential FANTASTIC FEST.

Donna Davies

Donna Davies is a writer, producer, director, and owner of Ruby Tree Films. Davies has made dozens of award-winning films that have screened at festivals internationally and aired on networks such as CBC, Bravo, The Movie Network, IFC, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Starz, and EPIX.


Todd Brown

An experienced festival programmer and founder of ScreenAnarchy.com, Todd joined XYZ Films in 2009 as Head of Int. Acquisitions. He's served as producer or EP on a wide range of Cannes, Toronto and Sundance titles such as THE RAID, SPRING, BUSHWICK, XX and many more.

Associate Programmer – Britney Canzi is an emerging latinx producer and writer. Professional actor/voice actor in the Film and Television industry for over ten years. She studied screenwriting at George Brown College. In 2019 she produced and acted in the horror-comedy short film Presents (Gold for est Comedy – Royal Wolf Film Fest). In 2018 she produced, wrote, and acted in the horror short film Nuisance

A FEW WORDS

About the event organizers

Angus Swantee is a life-long fan of the horror genre. As a filmmaker, his work has screened at over 100 festivals worlwide, winning a number of awards. After attending horror festivals in Canada and the US and discovering the close-knit horror community, he wanted to help build a similar experience for horror fans in Nova Scotia. He c0-founded Hellifax in 2020.

Some of his films can be seen on YouTube.

Walter Forsyth is a filmmaker, programmer, film fan and co-founder of Hellifax. He currently works for the Lunenburg Doc Fest, has programmed for the Atlantic International Film Festival, co-founded the Canadian Surf Film Festival, volunteered for the Sundance Film Fest and initiated the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, now in its 14th year.

Details about his film work can be found on the website for his production company Georgeous Mistake.

Venue

Bus Stop Theatre –

2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3B5

Sponsors

Platinum sponsor:

Gold sponsors:

Moon 3D Printing and CNC

If interested in becoming a sponsor of a Hellifax event contact us at info@hellifax.com.​

Tickets will go onsale in October

Prior Fests:

Dec 2021 – Home for the HorrorDays special screening.  Audience Award winner – Midnight Clear by director Joe Russo. 


Midnight Clear – audience award winner at Hellifax HorrorDays Dec 2021

Official Selections and Award-Winners:

PDF for 2021

PDF for 2020

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