Abertoir Horror Festival

November 19 - 24, 2019 Aberystwyth, Wales / Festival type: Adherent Members
Abertoir Horror Festival


The Abertoir Horror Festival was established in 2006 in Aberystwyth, a seaside town in Mid-Wales and is recognised as a festival of national significance. Supported by the Film Agency for Wales, the festival itself continues to grow stronger, attracting more and more visitors each consecutive year and providing an exciting event for fans of the genre.

Abertoir’s aim is to promote all aspects of the horror genre, creating a festival that is fun, diverse and affordable. While primarily focusing on film, the festival’s venue (a large multi-discipline arts centre) allows it to also host a variety of events including music and theatre. The Damned and Claudio Simonetti’s band Daemonia have all been part of Abertoir’s music events, while the theatre has provided Grand Guignol plays and a performance by actor Doug Bradley. Silent film with live accompaniment, talks, shorts, classics and cult screenings, new films and world premieres, even filmmaking masterclasses by Herschell Gordon Lewis and Gary Sherman have all been on offer to festival-goers.

The organisers are dedicated genre fans, and as such have managed to create a fun festival that has grown remarkably in a short time. With its friendly and warm atmosphere, Abertoir has always been about offering a festival that is affordable, exciting and different.


Abertoir Horror Festival
Abertoir Horror Festival
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE, Wales, UK
Festival Director: Gaz Bailey
Federation Contact: Gaz Bailey
Tel: +44 1970 628682
E-mail: gaz (at) abertoir.co.uk

Award Winners

Films Director Country Type Year Award
Skickelsen Jonas Gramming Sweden Short 2018 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Bricks Neville Pierce United Kingdom Short 2016 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Sanguine Craving Gerard Tusquellas Serra Spain Short 2015 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Stomach Ben Steiner United Kingdom Short 2014 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Fist of Jesus David Muñoz & Adrián Cardona Spain Short 2013 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Nostalgic Z Carl Bouteiller France Short 2012 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Nursery Crimes L. Whyte England Short 2011 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Elemental Robert Sproul-Cran England Short 2010 Short Film Méliès d'Argent

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