Film festival returns to the Showroom

THE Celluloid Screams Sheffield Horror Film Festival returns to the Showroom Cinema for another spine-tingling weekend of horror films from Friday, October 21, to Sunday, October 23.

Since starting in 2009, Celluloid Screams has established itself as a key event on the UK horror map, screening the UK premieres of Paranormal Activity and cult American horror Neighbor in 2009.

Last year the festival stepped up a gear, welcoming horror movie scream queen Catriona MacColl as the guest of honour, as well as screening the world premiere of Greek film Subconscious and a preview of Mexican cannibal flick, We Are What We Are.

In 2011 the festival programme will include the usual blend of brand new horror from around the world, classic old favourites and short films from promising horror filmmakers of the future, plus more special guests.

Passes go on sale this month with the first programme announcements following shortly after.

In the meantime festival director Rob Nevitt is seeking submissions from filmmakers for inclusion in this year’s programme which can be made online at the website Withoutabox.

All the films that make it into the final festival line-up will in the running to win the Celluloid Screams Audience Awards for either Best Feature or Best Short Film.

The final date for submissions of horror features and shorts is this Sunday to