Dead by Dawn returns for 23rd edition in 2016


Our dates are April 21 – 24 inclusive.

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The fest

Dead by Dawn returns to its Filmhouse home for our 23rd edition. Some films to make you laugh, some to scar and scare in equal measure, so join us...we have such sights to show you!

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Short of the month

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Join us on the first of next month for our next short.

At Dead by Dawn, it’s all about the story.

We thrive on films that unsettle us and which address our anxieties and our mortality in vibrant, curious, wry or startling ways.

We're devoted to films that allow us to scare ourselves, to see our own fears materialise in the long shadows and that dark space under the bed.

To me, when the lights go down, the cinema is a sacred place and whether we laugh or squeal, jump or hunker down in our seats, we give ourselves to the terrors unfolding on screen, seen or unseen, known and dreaded or wholly unexpected.

Dead by Dawn is a unique discovery festival, and proud to be the UK’s longest running genre film festival. We’d love you to join us...we have such sights to show you!

Adèle Hartley, Festival Director