Grimmfest Reveal Official Poster and Virtual Festival Line-Up

Grimmfest 2021

Grimmfest have revealed their 2021 festival poster art from designer Ilan Sheady and we must say it’s pretty badass as usual!

In response to the continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, and by popular demand, this year’s festival will be a hybrid event. The live event will take place at Odeon Great Northern in Manchester from 7th to 10th October 2021 and will be followed by an online version, running from 14th to 17th October.

Grimmfest Online 2021 will offer audiences the chance to experience the festival programme in the comfort of their own homes, as well as enabling them to catch up on anything they might have missed at the live event.

The virtual festival will complement and sit alongside the live festival, with much of the content crossing both events. Many of the feature films and shorts that play the live festival will also be featured within the online event but there will also be some online exclusives.

Grimmfest are excited to announce two exclusive feature film presentations only available on our virtual event and both UK premieres.

Ben Charles-Edwards explores the damage done and the demons unleashed by a traumatic domestic confrontation in FATHER OF FLIES, a nerve-jangling study of childhood terrors, family dysfunction and repressed memory, starring Camilla Rutherford and the late Nicholas Tucci in one of his last roles.

FOR ROGER see’s THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT meet KRAPP’S LAST TAPE, as a grieving man, poring over video recordings of his late partner is confronted with some uncomfortable truths in Aaron Bartuska’s razor-sharp reinvention of the “found footage” movie.

Feature films will be presented as double bills with limited viewing windows on each day of the virtual festival and geo-blocked to the UK, so as to maintain their premiere statuses around the world, while their short film programmes will be available across the virtual festival dates.

Grimfest will also present an exclusive online Q&A with 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dee Wallace (E.T., The Howling, Critters, Cujo).

Every selected film will be in the running for our annual Grimmfest ‘Reaper’ awards, which include BEST FEATURE, BEST SHORT, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST ACTOR, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST SCARE, BEST SCORE, BEST SFX and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY.

Grimmfest is also delighted to announce the Jury for this year’s festival. Deliberating over this year’s films and selecting the winning films will be Horror Channel’s Senior Channel Manager Stewart Bridle, Canadian film director, Justin McConnell (LIFE CHANGER, CLAPBOARD JUNGLE), US actress and director Natasha Halevi (BEAUTY JUICE, DON’T GO OUTSIDE), DIABOLIQUE editor Kat Ellinger, and UK actor and director Dominic Brunt (BAIT, BEFORE DAWN ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES).


? FOR ROGER (Aaron Bartuska, USA)
? FATHER OF FLIES (Ben Charles-Edwards UK / USA)
? SLAPFACE (Jeremiah Kipp, USA)
? THE NIGHTS BELONG TO THE MONSTERS (Sebastian Perillo, Argentina)
? HAPPY TIMES (Michael Mayer, Israel / USA)
? NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN (Erik Bloomquist, USA)
? VAL (Aaron Fradkin, USA, 77 min)
? THE SPORE (D.M. Cunningham, USA)
? MOTHERLY (Craig David Wallace, Canada)
? NIGHT DRIVE (Brad Baruh, USA)
? MIDNIGHT (Oh-seung Kwon, South Korea)
? FACELESS (Marcel Sarmiento, USA)
? THE FREE FALL (Adam Stillwell, USA)
? ON THE THIRD DAY (Daniel de la Vega, Argentina)
? THE GUEST ROOM (Stefano Lodovichi, Italy)
? HOTEL POSEIDON (Stefan Lernous, Belgium)
? FORGIVENESS (Alex Kahuam, Mexico)
? TWO WITCHES (Pierre Tsigaridis, USA)
? KING KNIGHT (Richard Bates Jnr, USA)
? TARUMAMA / LLANTO MALDITO (Andres Beltran, Colombia)
? THE RIGHTEOUS (Mark O’Brien, Canada)

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