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Grimmfest Easter launched in 2021 as an annual event, taking place over the Easter Weekend, and complimenting the long-established festival in October.

This year the mini festival will be a hybrid event that will take place at the Odeon Great Northern in Manchester and online and will incorporate exclusive feature film premieres, a short film showcase, and film maker Q&As.

Grimmfest Easter, like the October festival, will be a competitive festival, with a number of awards up for grabs. This year’s awards will include, BEST FEATURE, BEST SHORT, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST PERORMANCE, BEST SCARE and BEST SFX.

We are also delighted to announce the Easter Jury. Deliberating and debating over the various films will be Actress and Producer Joanne Mitchell (BAIT, BEFORE DAWN), Grimmfest's longtime visual guru, artist and graphic designer, Ilan Sheedy, Mary Beth McAndrews editor in chief at Dread Central, and Rosie Fletcher, UK editor at Den of Geek.

We also attach the Grimmfest Easter 2022 poster art, designed by jury member Ilan Sheady.

Grimmfest can also now confirm the exclusive screenings that will complete the packed line up of online offerings, this Easter. There will be two North West Feature Film Premieres: Alexis Bruchon's mischievous and minmalist giallo-flavoured neo-noir, THE WOMAN WITH LEOPARD SHOES, which offers a tense, and claustrophobic tale of entrapment, betrayal, text messaging and fetishistic footwear. And Richard Waters’ chilling examination of a toxic relationship in crisis, in the eerie existential folk horror BRING OUT THE FEAR.

There will also be a selection of startling, shocking, surreal, and darkly comic shorts. Ted Raimi takes on the culture of the Online Influencer, in the UK premiere of RED LIGHT. A nagging sound lures a man back to an all-too-chilling reality, in Chris Suchorsky's nightmarish neo-noir, CRICKET.

There's an EC comics style lesson in launderette etiquette in Craig Low's mischievous and darkly funny DON'T TOUCH. The grief of bereavement summons monsters in Daniel Romero's emotionally harrowing SHE AND THE DARKNESS. A suppressed suburban housewife receives an unexpected visit, in Gregory Nice and Jack Stanton's subtly disquieting DOMESTICITY.

Brian Krause stars as a concerned father who only wants the best for his daughter, in Nicole Ihasz's BECKY, a bloody and blacky comic broadside against bullying. An overly intense actress takes her method way too far in Kelsey Bollig's sour and sulphureous satire THE FOURTH WALL. And Dietrich Polla offers a mordant and macabre meditation on capitalism, consumerism, workforce exploitation - and cars - in the truly horrifying WERKSTATT.

Join us live at the Odeon in Manchester or at home on online and enjoy some amazing movie premieres this Easter. All the details and tickets can be found at

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