The festival started in 2011, Ireland was suffering from the global recession. The first festival was a one-day event, which received 45 entries and the first festival screenings were held in a former Methodist Church in Blackrock, now known as the Urban Junction (animation workshops for children are still held there). The 2018 programme of Irish and international shorts is anticipated to be the best one yet – so enter your film now!
Films are sought for the following categories:
Best Irish Short Animated Film
Best International Short Animated Film
Best Irish Student or Graduate Student Short Film
Best International Student or Graduate Student Short Film
Social Recognition Short Film (Awarded to a film that has been created for a good cause or has an important social message).
The seventh Bram Stoker Festival will take place from Friday 26th to Monday 29th October 2018.
The festival takes the legacy of Dublin horror novelist and Dracula author Bram Stoker as inspiration. Get ready for four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures.
By day, the Bram Stoker Festival programme presents Gothic intrigue at family-friendly events, talks and interactive experiences and at night, the city will embrace the darkness as a host of venues deliver deadly adventures for festival goers in search of macabre thrills and late-night parties.
Bram Stoker Festiva
Delig Inis theatre group present their annual performance. Hear about the supernatural and ghostly happenings around medieval Dublin.
Meet the Medieval Dublin chancer, Bran the grave digger, who has the gruesome job of hauling poor souls to the local graveyard. Listen as Bran, and his wife Ita who specialises in ‘alternative’ methods of healing, tell you all about the dirty streets of Dublin, from unruly pigs to unruly people! Also, find out all about the strange tale of Drunken Thomas’s encounter in St. Michael’s graveyard, and just how much he manged to upset the dead at Halloween
Scarefield at Airfield Estate – The Princess and Uncle T
This Halloween immerse yourself in Scarefield, featuring the fictional spooky love story of The Princess and Uncle T at Airfield Estate.
Discover the tale of the Overends sisters, their beloved Uncle Tommy and his princess fiancé in a transformed Victorian/colonial Scarefield House where there will be story-telling, crafts and lots of spooky fun along the way!
Pre-booking is required for Scarefield: The Princess and Uncle T. Tickets for this event are free with your membership or normal daily admission ticket. Places are limited so book now before they are gone!