The ATL Thriller Shorts Film Festival sponsored by FilmFreeway and hosted by ShedHouse Pictures is proud to announce our first short film festival. The festival will focus on short films in the following genres, Thriller, Horror and Suspense. We will present all of our short films in one evening starting early to walk the red carpet and then heading inside for food and drinks before the festival begins. The festival will be in Atlanta, Ga. on October 16th, 2021.

The fees we charge are to help offset the costs of hosting this film festival. We believe that our fees are reasonable. We have judges who are industry professionals, filmmakers themselves, and/or passionate film lovers. We cannot offer to pay for filmmakers to attend the festival or otherwise because we are accepting submissions from all over the world. To do so would simply be cost prohibitive.

10% of all ticket sales will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

After the show, we will have a short Q&A with the filmmakers and announce the winners! We look forward to viewing all of your wonderful work!


The following awards will be presented with a certificate and laurels.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Honorable Mention
Audience Favorite

FilmFreeway Gold members get discounted entry fees
Accepting submissions for Thriller / Horror and Suspense shorts only
All entries must be at least 5 min and no more than 15 min. (Including Credits)
Multiple entries encouraged (Separate entry fees apply)
No entry fees will be waived for any films
Producers must arrange for their own transportation to the festival (No need to be present to show or win)

Overall Rating
  • Éric PINÉDA

    It was an honor to participate and win 1 award (best actress) in the ATL Thriller shorts Film Festival.
    Great communication and great festival.
    I highly recommend it to all filmmakers.

    November 2021