Mayhem Film Festival to return to Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2023

Posted: Thu, 11 May 2023 15:00

Mayhem Film Festival to return to Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2023

Mayhem Film Festival will return this autumn to showcase the best in international horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, on 12-15 October 2023. Plans are currently underway and the Mayhem team will be heading out to Cannes shortly to programme the festival's 19th edition.

Following on from last year's edition that saw the UK Premieres of Jethica and Birdemic 3: Sea Eagle, as well as a special screening of Kuroneko with a newly commissioned live score by Yumah amongst its four-day line-up, the team is excited to be back to present the best in genre cinema to Screen 1 audiences.

Chris Cooke, Mayhem's Co-Director, will be one of the team members in Cannes this year: ""Mayhem is all about delivering surprises, from the bizarre to cult classics, from unique screenings to exciting premieres. This year we're hunting down the best in horror, science fiction and far more from around the globe."

Broadway's Director of Programming, Caroline Hennigan added: "Mayhem is one of the most exciting events in our calendar and central to this excitement is the shorts programme, which gives us the opportunity to showcase some of the best new talent from across the world. We can't wait to screen this year's successful submissions."

In addition to announcing their 2023 dates, Mayhem Film Festival is also pleased to announce their call for short films will open on 15 May. Over the years, Mayhem has grown from a single short film programme to a four-day event, but its shorts programme remains at the heart of every edition. Mayhem Film Festival is looking for horror, sci-fi and cult short films, produced after 1 January 2022 and that are under 22 minutes long. More information on how to submit films is available at

In previous years, Mayhem has welcomed many filmmakers from around the world such as Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) for Monsters, Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock) for a special masterclass, Ben Wheatley for a preview screening of Sightseers, Nicolas Roeg for a special screening of Don't Look Now at St Mary's Church in Nottingham, and cult Canadian collective Astron-6 for The Editor and The Void. Mayhem Film Festival has also hosted special events such as screenings with specially commissioned live scores from 8MM Orchestra, two exclusive live stage readings of unmade Hammer Films screenplays, The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula in 2015 and Zeppelin V. Pterodactyls in 2017, and a live performance of Tales of HP Lovecraft by The Duke St Workshop featuring British actor Laurence R. Harvey.

Planning is currently underway for Mayhem Film Festival's 19th edition with more information and announcements coming soon.

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