Welcome to the first Bloody Flicks Awards!
We're looking for the best and brightest in independent horror and cult cinema to submit your films and short stories.

Remember the legendary John Carpenter made his mark with a student film, so if you are student/amateur filmmaker and have something original to showcase - this is the festival for you!
We value creativity most of all, so scare, gross us out and shock us!

We have 7 awards on offer, the only ruls we have are that your submission is the film needs to be 30 minutes or under and your short story must be less than 30,000 words.
Please note this is an online Film Festival with winners received their awards post-announcements.

Best Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Director
Best Actor/Actress
Best Special Effects
Best Music
Best Short Story

Submissions will open on 30th July 2018 and close on 28th February 2019.
If you are submitting a foreign film we do ask you provide English subtitles.

Voting on awards will be done by a committee with winners announced 3rd March 2019.
Each winner will receive a commemorative award trophy.

We ask that all submissions also agree for Bloody Flicks Awards to use stills from the film in promotional social media posts to advertise the festival.

There is no limit on the amount of films you submit.

Submissions are only made through FilmFreeWay.

We ask that file format of the screener be private links or downloadable.
For short stories we ask files to be submitted in PDF, Word documents, Kindle or Mobi formats and be no longer than 30,000 words.

Please note all submissions are subject to fees and these are non-refundable and final.

Overall Rating
  • Liam Banks

    It has been a fantastic honour to have been a part of the first ever Bloody Flicks Awards. We were lucky to pick up a couple of awards which we can confirm were received promptly after the announcements we’re made. Communication was clear the whole way through and we really appreciate the platform that the Bloody Flicks Awards have given us. We can’t wait to see what’s next and look forward to seeing it grow from strength to strength each year!

    March 2019
  • Great online horror festival.
    Honoured to be part of the very first Bloody Flicks.
    My short film, The Rage won best director which was incredible.
    Huge thanks to Paul and the team, looking forward to submitting to next years event.

    March 2019
  • Communication was very good, though I didnt not know I was an official selection until I had won an award lol. I'm ok with that. Very cool fest, great exposure and I will happily submit again!!! Thank you Bloody Flicks!!

    March 2019