Welcome to Grimmfest 2022, 6th - 9th October 2022

Live at Odeon Great Northern, Manchester: Four whole days of movies, Q&As, talks and exclusive events. See the very best in brand new horror and genre cinema, with every selected feature and short film being a premiere.


The festival focuses on premiering new horror and genre cinema from around the world. You can find out more about this years festival below.


Event Ticket

Our full festival passes are on sale now via our partner Eventive.

This pass will allow access to all films screening as part of Grimmfest 2022, at the live festival at the Odeon Great Northern from the 6th – 9th Oct 2022. Day passes will be available nearer the time with individual film screening tickets starting from £7.50.

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If you can’t find the information you need here please get in touch: info@grimmfest.com

The annual Grimmfest film festival takes place annually, at the Odeon Great Northern in Manchester UK, and runs for four days across the first weekend of October. The dates for 2022 are October 6th – 9th.

During the recent Pandemic Lockdown, Grimmfest launched an online version of the festival, and in 2021 ran the festival as a hybrid event, with an online version taking place a week after the physical festival – a format we will be repeating in 2022.

2021 also saw the launch of Grimmfest Easter, which took place over Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, 15-18th April.

Yes. Full festival passes for Grimmfest 2022 can be purchased HERE. Day passes and individual film tickets go on sale in late August/Early Sept, once the full line up of films has been announced.

The festival runs as a live event across four days with numerous film premieres to watch on the big screen and other assocaited activities that horror and genre cinemas fans can attend. If you want to attend the four day festival, you’ll need to come to the Odeon Great Northern in Manchester. if you want to attend the online festival, from home and watch films and Q&As online, you’ll be able to find out all the details on this site closer to the festival dates.

Yes. Grimmfest is open for submissions most of the year round. Submissions should be made via Film Freeway, where you will also find all of the necessary information about the submission process, the kinds of films we are looking for, and any spec requirements. Short and feature films with a focus on the fearsome, the fantastic, or the blackly comic are all welcome.

Manchester has a great many hotels, hostels, aparthotels, and other places to stay. Grimmfest generally has discount deals available, with hotel sponsors and information about these will be made available via our website, newletters, and social media accounts.

Grimmfest has been running for 15 years and is now considered one of the most prestigious festivals of fantastic film in Europe.

We pride ourselves on presenting the very best in independnet genre cinema and host a broad selection of movie premieres on the big screen. As most of the films we screen are yet to be released in the UK, attending Grimmfest allows you to see them first before they get released to the general public.

We cram as many premieres as we can into the four day fest, so be prepared for many hours of movie watching. But we suspect you may well discover your new favorite film. You’ll also get the chance to rate each film you watch, allowing the Grimmfest team to identify the Audience favorite, which is presented with an award.

Grimmfest is a very welcoming film festival with many regular attendees as well as returning guests. There is no sense of “Us and Them”.  We pride ourselves on our approachability, and on creating an inclusive, almost family atmosphere. If you are new to Grimmfest, you’ll definitely quickly make new friends from within the attendees and the extended Grimmfest team and volunteers.  We are all members of the Horror Community, and this is a chance to get together, swap stories, experience the best of contemporary genre cinema, and socialise. Everyone is keen to discuss the selected films, often over a beer or food.

Yes. Grimmfest Online was launched during the Pandemic Lockdown, and moving forward the intention is for the festival to operate in hybrid form, with both a physical festival and an online version. As far as possible, we strive to ensure that as much of the festival content is available both live and virtually, although this might not always be possible for copyright and clearance reasons. We will also screen additional material online that is not available at the live event.

Outside of watching movie premieres and rereleased genre classics on the big screen, you can also attend film maker and film star Q&As, exclusive parties, meet the film makers, and attend autograph signings. It’s also a chance to network, and socialise with film makers and fellow film enthusiasts. You might also fancy perusing our festival hub where you can buy Grimmfest merchandise or pick up a bargain from one of the many stalls, which sell a whole variety of horror and cinema related goods, many of which are hand crafted.