Welcome to the 60 Second Horror Film Festival!

We're looking for filmmakers from all over the world with a horror film with an exact run time of 60 seconds!

After the final deadline, we'll make 60 films Official Selections. Then, we'll divide these 60 films into six sub-horror genres (Comedy, Supernatural, Slasher, Science Fiction, Monster, and Psychological).

The audience will vote on their favorite in each sub category, resulting in a best of category award.

Then, the best in each category will be shown and voted on, and the film with the most votes, gets BEST IN SHOW!!

As a side bonus, all 60 Official Selections will be viewed by our celebrity judges, and they will pick their favorite 10 and send us a video of them reading their Top 10 Picks. These videos will be posted online for all to see as well. Past celebrity judges (Adrienne King, Miko Hughes, Betsy Baker, Katharine Isabelle, Edwin Neal, Katie Featherston)

ALSO: we've added a Best 60 Second Horror Screenplay category!

And most importantly of all, your entry fee will go towards helping an animal rescue!

Celebrity Judges for 2024 so far:

Erin Brown (Dead by Midnight)

Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story)

Lauren McKnight (My Super Psycho Sweet 16)

Rhian Rees (Halloween-2018)

Devin Cecchetto (The Craft: Legacy)

Jenna Kanell (Renfield)

Awards will be given for the following horror sub-genres:

Best Comedy

Best Supernatural

Best Slasher

Best Science Fiction

Best Monster

Best Psychological


Best in Show!!


Best 60 Second Horror Screenplay

Any horror film can be submitted, from anywhere, as long as they have an exact run time of 60 seconds.

This could include credits, but it's not recommended.

You can submit as many as you want!

If your film is officially selected, you are allowing us the ability to use segments of your submission for promotional material in helping advertise our film challenge. This does not guarantee all selected films will be used for advertisement but simply gives us permission to use short clips from your film if we so choose.

Overall Rating
  • Jenna Payne

    What a fun festival with lots of great micro horror shorts for a good cause.

    November 2021
  • A wonderful experience, that I was thrilled to be a part of! Thanks for having The Girl on the Tape. 🖤

    April 2021
  • Luis Alberto Martín

    Communication and everything from the festival side to us was great. Looking forward to be able to participate in future editions.

    January 2021
  • David Walton Smith

    Nice wee festival, was great to be a part of it this year! Looking forward to next year.

    November 2020
  • The 60 Second Horror Challenge is a fantastic festival! Due to this year’s circumstances it was especially great to be able to watch all of the festival’s entries - so many great shorts! It was also fantastic to have my film viewed by such a great group of horror luminaries. It was an honor to be involved and to also help with a very worthy cause!

    October 2020