The Black Sunday Film Festival is back and in a new venue – and town! The festival has joined forces with Everyman Cinemas to bring their three-day genre celebration to Chelmsford, Essex – beginning January 2024.

Beginning life as a small horror film showcase in London back in 2018 with a mission to spread the love of truly independent genre cinema, with a passion for connecting genre filmmakers and showcasing their films on the big screen, the festival has steadily grown over the years, with the team constantly on the lookout for new ways to grow its genre family.

Having run multiple networking events in Chelmsford throughout 2022 and 2023, the team have experienced first-hand the burgeoning horror scene inside the city, so when the opportunity came to take the festival to a whole new level and move ‘back home’, the decision was an easy one!

The genre celebrations kick off on Thursday, January 25th, with an opening night party hosted by the London Horror Society, followed by a full 3-day event from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th at Everyman Chelmsford.

Festival Founder Scott Lyus stated: “I am beyond excited to team with Everyman, which is the perfect partner for Black Sunday. Everyman is redefining cinema, bringing an innovative lifestyle approach to its venues, where you swap your soft drink for cocktails and a slice of freshly made pizza served to your seat inside a state-of-the-art screening room. Having lived in Chelmsford for a number of years, I know just how hungry its resident horror fans are for a place to celebrate grassroots genre cinema. And that’s exactly what we’re here to help them do. And this is just the beginning of what we have planned for the coming years!

For filmmakers wishing to submit their work for the January 2024 event, there’s still time – with the final deadline October 31st via the Black Sunday Film Freeway page.

For more information on the Black Sunday Film Festival and its upcoming events, visit http://www.blacksundayff.com

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