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
  • Thank you so much for making our film an official selection and a winner (Best Costume)!! We were thrilled to be a part of your festival!! From the cast and crew of Herman we appreciate this to the fullest.

    April 2023
  • I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for selecting not one but two of my screenplays, Straw on the Camel & The Shadow PPL for your festival. Winning not just one but two selections was an incredible honor and I feel grateful for the recognition. It was a tremendous honor to have my work recognized at the Horror Bowl Awards.
    I was particularly impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of your team during the submission and selection process. The prompt response and clear communication made the experience all the more enjoyable.
    Participating in your festival was a wonderful experience for me, and I have nothing but admiration for the hard work and dedication that goes into organizing such an outstanding event. I will undoubtedly keep your team in mind when submitting my work to future festivals.
    Once again, thank you for the incredible opportunity to showcase my work and for supporting emerging talent in the film industry. I look forward to the possibility of working with you again in the future.

    March 2023
  • It was amazing for me and for all which helped me to realize this short movie for reciving the Award: "Best Sci-Fi Short Film".
    We are happy will know this to all friends and interested.

    March 2023
  • Great festival and loved having entered and even been ,made an official selection and Judge's Special Mention, for my short film, "Gumdrop", a short horror. Wishing you all the best in future festivals!

    March 2023
  • I'd seen the Horror Bowl Movie Awards logo on Film Freeway when entering previous short films in competitions... hard to ignore that crazy artwork. :-) Ever so thankful that our "Lighter Darker" made the latest round. We'll be back for more!

    November 2022