The IHS Indie film showcase

We have launched the Indie Film Showcase to do what we love best:  bringing incredible short genre films from hugely talented filmmakers, to the wonderful UK horror community.

Our annual flagship showcase event takes place in the spring in London, where a brand-new line up of short genre films are screened for the first time.

This same roster of films is then taken ‘on tour’ around the UK, giving people outside of London the chance to see them too.

Our Next Showcase: 6th july - manchester

Our 2023 Short Film Showcase events started in London back in April, and now we’re hitting the road again! 

So please join us at the 53Two theatre on Watson Street in Manchester for a night of fun, meeting new friends, networking, and of course, over 2 solid hours of incredible short horror films.

(Please note: standard IHS Members can get tickets for £10, and IHS Pro members get them for just £5. Please see our member hubs for the codes!)

Our 2022 Showcase:

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Our 2022 showcase kicked off at the Hen and Chickens theatre, where we were able to screen some truly incredible horror shorts.

And a huge congratulations to Jon James Smith, who became the inaugural winner of The Skully Award (which is given for the best film of the showcase, as voted for by the selection panel) for his fantastic short Last Orders.

The line up Included:

665 Spain, Dir: Juan De Dios Garduño

Two antagonistic forces fight over a woman’s unborn child. On the result depends our salvation.

All You Can Eat UK, Dir: Kieran Reed

A young waitress at a fast food diner has a bad feeling about things going on behind the chrome and neon facade of the diner. She finally believes she has the proof she needs to bring this secret to light, but unseen evil forces are unleashed in a blood thirsty attempt to stop her.

Amdusias UK, Dir: Rubel Rafael Ahmed

After being sent a strange song, an unsuspecting woman is terrorized by Amdusias, a demon that gets more and more violent the longer the song plays.

Arm UK, Dir: Jill Worsley

After the break-up of her relationship, Katharine Markwick finds herself alone and miserable in the middle of the pandemic. Locked down in a one bedroom flat, the madness of isolation starts to take hold, until she orders herself a companion – a one-armed boyfriend pillow.

Bin Man UK, Dir: Jack Berry

When a lazy student refuses to recycle, it literally comes back to haunt him.

Last Orders UK, Dir: Jon James Smith

A pub landlord with a dark past gets an unsettling visit one evening.

The Kiss UK, Dir: Rob Ulitski

A young woman’s mind runs wild at the thought of intimacy after lockdown, with grisly consequences.

The Nicky Nack UK, Dir: Tom Oxenham

A man walking home from the pub one night is tormented by a terrifying sound: The Nicky Nack.