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That's it for another year of Abertoir! Thank you so much to everyone who attended and helped make this year's monster of a hybrid festival happen. There's just one more thing for us to do, and that's announce the winners as voted for by…
On the Saturday of Abertoir 2021's virtual leg, we presented a live-streamed, choose-your-own adventure – with the audience directing the meeting of two characters. If you missed it, you can watch again and find out how things panned out for our two protagaonists. If you…
With just over two weeks to go until opening night, the full Abertoir 2021 programme and schedule is here! We’ve already announced a lot of the programme, but there’s so much we’ve revealing here for the first time, including… …two UK premieres at the…
We’re thrilled to unveil the Abertoir 2021 artwork! As always, our artwork is hand-painted by local artist Peter Stevenson and is a reflection of just what to expect in this year’s festival! We know you’re all waiting patiently for the full programme (we’re working…
We’re extremely honoured to reveal that the opening film of Abertoir 2021 will be the Welsh premiere of GWLEDD (‘The Feast’)! Join us as we kick off the festival in style with this Welsh-language folk horror film from acclaimed director Lee Haven Jones and…
We’re beyond thrilled to announce that the Abertoir 2021 guest of honour is none other than Linda Hayden! Without a doubt the queen of British cult cinema of the 70s, Linda Hayden reigned the silver screen in films from Hammer, Tigon and Amicus, starred…
As we truly enter autumn, we thought it’s high-time we unveil some more exciting titles from the Abertoir 2021 programme – and this is the first of many incoming festival updates! Read on to find out the first two title revelations from the virtual…
We’re so excited to reveal to you the first five films from the Abertoir 2021 programme! All five will be screening at the physical event in Aberystwyth this 2-7 November: three festival favourites, one exciting classic and one very special event. Read on for…
Take a journey through the cinematic tastes of the people behind the Abertoir programme! We thought it would be nice for you to get a better idea about the tastes and mores of the people behind the Abertoir programme! Click here to read notes…
Open your diaries and swipe forward to 2-7 November…Abertoir turns 16! We wish we could tell you more at this stage, but we don’t really know. Naturally we’d love to see you all in person again but until we can get a little bit…
2020 WinnersThank you for joining us for our first ever virtual Abertoir in 2020, and for successfully navigating a world of Eventive, Zoom Webinars, Discord and Twitch! It’s been our pleasure to see so many of you willing to give our remote 15th edition…
#Abertoir202028th October – 1st November, 2020 We recently announced that the 15th edition of Abertoir Horror Festival would be happening online. We’re now happy to reveal the dates for this year’s festival, and they’re a little different to usual…just like the first year of…
We've had a day to (barely) catch up on sleep but we're thrilled to say Abertoir 2019 has been a resounding success! We can't thank you all enough for joining us this week - audience and guests alike! - and making the six days…
The highlight of Abertoir 2019 was the incredible footage of Ron Shusett's exclusive introduction to Alien, speaking to us from the edges of space itself! With thanks to everyone who made this possible, and of course to Ron himself. We hope you enjoy this…
We know you've all been SO patient with us but we hope you'll soon see that we've been holding on to ensure we can put together the best line-up that we can for you for this year's festival. 16 brand new films - including…
Over a number of months earlier in the year, Abertoir has been receiving short films for our competition. The response was phenomenal, we had entries from all over the world but sadly there just wasn't enough room to show all of the excellent entries.…
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