We are devoted to horror, thriller, sci-fi. Around 25 award category which includes special effect, most gory, best death scene, etc. We aim to promote the horror, thriller, and sci-fi genre with the utmost care and a variety of award categories that separate and pop out the best of the best works.

We also have two other categories for the short and feature films which do not belong to Horror, Thriller & Sci-Fi.

We believe in giving proper exposure to the filmmakers, screenplay writers, and the crew without whom a film can not be completed.

This award declaration happens quarterly in a year.

Category of awards:
- Best Horror Feature Film
- Best Thriller Feature Film
- Best Sci-Fi Feature Film
- Best Horror Short Film
- Best Thriller Short Film
- Best Sci-Fi Short Film
- Best Direction
- Best Actor
- Best Supporting Role
- Best Cinematography
- Best Special Effects
- Best Music/Sound
- Best Editing
- Best Screenplay
- Best Feature (other category)
- Best Short (Other category)
- Best Web Series (season wise)

Scene Awards:
- Most scary scene
- Best Gory scene
- Best Ambiance
- Best Romantic Scene
- Best Original Concept
- Most Disturbing
- Best death sequence
- Best erotic scene
- Best Zombie Scene
- Best twist
- Best plot
- Real horror picture you clicked
- Any composite horror picture you created

Winners get :

- Laurel
- Certificate (digital)
- Online promotion in our social media
- Exclusive video interview post in our website and social media
- Winners can apply for a Horror Bowl Medal (courier charges to be borne by the applicant)

1) All submission should be through FilmFreeway only
2) Any production year will be accepted
3) There is no constraint on budget of the movie
4) Filmmaker/screenplay writer can submit as many projects they want
5) There is no premiere so no premiere rules applies
6) Old and new both films will be accepted
7) Previously submitted film can be re-submitted if it did not win in any category
8) Improperly submitted films will be disqualified
9) There will be 2 segments of internal screening by our judges panel and their decision will be the final

Overall Rating
  • Top fest. Kept us informed the whole time. If COVID ever lets up we’ll definitely attend the next. Honoured to have our film Night of the Jarrawog win best horror comedy. Will definitely enter again

    June 2021
  • Thank you so much! It was a great pleasure to b part of the Horror Bowl Movie Awards with our film " Chocolate Monsters "!

    June 2021
  • Diana Russell

    This festival feels like home. The title is great, the people are great, even their website and Facebook page is really cool. The film selections are incredible. Such truly talented people. Thank you for the honorable mention among the judges. Such an incredible feeling. Keep up the great work.

    June 2021
  • Great festival! Thanks very much for the selection!

    June 2021
  • Maggie Craig

    My only regret about Horror Bowl is that COVID made it impossible to attend. What a fun festival with great communication. Thank you for the hard work it takes to mount a festival and for supporting independent film makers. I appreciate being recognized for Best Directorial Debut and I hope to bring many more projects to Horror Bowl in the years to come.
    Maggie Craig- Director - THE FORK

    June 2021