Hey! It's time for the second Film Basement Horror Film Awards! Your horror short or feature could win one of the many Film Basement Horror Film Awards awards, and the winner of the" Best of the Fest" awards will screen live in Los Angeles on March 23rd 2024. We here at www.filmbasement.com believe that all projects deserve to be celebrated, so every film submitted will be considered an Official Selection of the festival, but only the best of the best will win one of our many awards. You can check out the creepy basement space the awards ceremony and screening will take place by going to www.filmbasement.com.

We are hosting this award showcase to elevate horror filmmakers from around the globe. Horror strikes at the very heart, reinvigorating us. When your pulse sky rockets from intense fear you know that you're alive. Horror filmmaking is something we're all deeply passionate about and we know you are too. Submit your film today and we'll see you in March!

This year, we are also adding a Short and Feature Horror Screenplay Competition. Throw those scripts at us! The Best of the Fest Scripts will be read live at the Film Basement.

Best of the Fest - Short Film
Best of the Fest - Feature Film
Best Premise - Short Film
Best Premise - Feature Film
The Spooky Award - Short Film
The Spooky Award - Feature Film
Best Jump Scare - Short Film
Best Jump Scare - Feature Film
Scariest Monster - Short Film
Scariest Monster - Feature Film
Gore Award - Short Film
Gore Award - Feature Film
Subtlety Award - Short Film
Subtlety Award - Feature Film
Psychological Distress Award - Short Film
Psychological Distress Award - Feature Film
Best Chase Scene - Short Film
Best Chase Scene - Feature Film
Campy Award - Short Film
Campy Award - Feature Film
Best Horror Comedy - Short Film
Best Horror Comedy - Feature Film
The Action Award - Short Film
The Action Award - Feature Film

Best Actor - Short Film
Best Actor - Feature Film
Best Actress - Short Film
Best Actress - Feature Film
Best Cinematography - Short Film
Best Cinematography - Feature Film
Best Score - Short Film
Best Score - Feature Film
Best Editing - Short Film
Best Editing - Feature Film
Best Sound Design - Short Film
Best Sound Design - Feature Film
Best Makeup - Short Film
Best Makeup - Feature Film
Best Production Design - Short Film
Best Production Design - Feature Film
Best Child Acting - Short Film
Best Child Acting - Feature Film
Best Practical Effects - Short Film
Best Practical Effects - Feature Film
Best Directing - Short Film
Best Directing - Feature Film

Best of the Fest - Feature Screenplay
Best of the Fest - Short Screenplay
Scariest Story - Feature Screenplay
Scariest Story - Short Screenplay
Bloody Award - Feature Screenplay
Bloody Award - Short Screenplay
Scream on Screen Award - Feature Screenplay
Scream on Screen Award - Short Screenplay

Awards will be announced at www.filmbasement.com sometime around 3/23/25.

All "Best of the Fest" award winners will screened or be read live at the festival on April 1st and 2nd 2025. (dates subject to change) There will also be an award ceremony for all the award winners this year! Date TBD.

A list of the winners will be published on www.filmbasement.com in late March of 2023.

You can submit your film to as many categories as you'd like.

Films are eligible to win multiple awards.

You can submit multiple projects.

There are no limitations related to premiere status or film completion dates.

All awards are decided at the sole discretion of www.Filmbasement.com.

All award winners will receive a coupon for 20% off on www.filmbasement.com location rentals for 1 year.

Submissions are only accepted through FilmFreeway. Only online submissions will be accepted at this time.

Overall Rating
  • Pepe García Gilling

    Communication was awesome and was happy to be selected at the festival. The vibe is killer and homey. Keep up the great work!

    April 2024
  • Badass festival made with passion.
    Long live horror!

    April 2024
  • Warren Dean Fulton

    I look forward to submitting again to Film Basement Horror Film Awards in the future. Was a good experience, a fine group of folks that put this together. Well done.

    April 2024
  • Thank you for having us!

    April 2024
  • Hedwig Schreck

    Was an absolute honor to win BEST DIRECTION for our film MANHATTAN ZODIAC '77... Thank you so much for giving us your time and the honor! Much love from the ZODIAC cast and crew!

    March 2024