Horrors4You is an IMDb approved film, TV and script competition dedicated to the horror genre. With competitions running four times a year, a changing judge panel of film critics, actors and filmmakers working within the industry, we dedicate ourselves to awarding films based on their originality and creativity, whilst considering their budget restrictions.

Taking a page out of our previously successful enterprise - our sister company: TMBT Film Awards (The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards), Horrors4You dedicates itself to considering production limitations as part of what allows us to judge your creativity and originality. In our opinion, an independent production shot for a shoestring bud/get should not need to compete with one produced on a larger independent budget for the best prize.

Our main competition is divided into the following budget specific awards: Best Scare (for productions made for less than $1,000), Best Biter (for productions made for more than $1,000, but less than $5,000), and - Best Killer (for productions made for more than $5,000).

For Webseries, we have a specific award again: The Longest Bite. This category is dedicated to reoccurring serialized materials of video format (not scripts).

When submitting your project, you are automatically entered into the ‘Other Categories’ competition, which include traditional film technique related areas - such as Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director etc. All films in these areas are judged on an equal level regardless of length or budget constraints. For a complete and up-to-date list of our categories, please visit our site.

The script competition for unproduced material is split into three categories: Best Scare, Best Script Technique, Best Micro Budget Script.

All selected participants within the main competition will be considered for the Best Scream Prizes (our Jury specific awards).

No films will be selected for our competition without a specific nomination.

For an extended review of your film or webseries, please enter Review Project. The reviews average around 300 words each. We are currently unable to provide reviews for unproduced scripts.

IMDb event - https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0028044/overview/

A detailed review of around 150 words in total will be written for the Jury winning film(s) on our website. All films entered into the competition will be considered for this award by the jury.

Laurels will be provided to all winning films of the main competition, as well as a 100 word (approx.) review on our site.

All nominated films, and 'Other Categories' winners, will receive at least a 10-word note about their projects and achievements.

All selected projects are nominated projects. Nomination laurels will be provided for nominated films. All laurels can be accessed on our site.

Only four scripts will be awarded in the script competition. There will be a maximum of five runners-up for this competition.

Production support will be offered to all winners of the Best Micro Budget Script.

A detailed review of around 150 words in total will be written for the Jury winning film(s) on our website. All films entered into the competition will be considered for this award by the jury.

All nominated films, and 'Other Categories' winners, will receive at least a 10-word note about their projects and achievements.

All selected projects are nominated projects. Nomination laurels will be provided for nominated films. All laurels can be accessed on our site.

Only four scripts will be awarded in the script competition. There will be a maximum of five runners-up for this competition.

Rules & Terms
Please submit the film digitally through FilmFreeway exclusively. We do not accept hard copies due to our changing judging panel.
All selections are final and no correspondence can be entered into. The judging panel is mostly independent of the selection committee, making their voting entirely independent of one another.
There are no public screenings for our film awards, so that we do not affect your other submissions or premiere status.
You may have multiple entries and submit to multiple categories, but each entry and submission must have its own submission fee.

Submissions in a language other than English must have subtitles. Works in progress are accepted.
Press kits are not required for our site. In the instance of errors and/or inconsistencies, this page may be updated without notice - please contact us if there are any issues which you have noticed (contact email can be located on our FilmFreeway listing).
Entry fees are non-refundable. Projects can be from any of the last five years (production having been completed by December 2012). Entry Fees are in $USD.

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  • This was a great festival to be a part of: I'll definitely be submitting the next time around!

    September 2021
  • Jim Zounis

    It was such a great honor to be apart of the Horrors4you film festival. Thank you all.

    September 2021
  • Great festival, thanks! We were delighted to have two films selected!

    September 2021
  • Great competition. Loved their quote on my screenplay Using it widely.

    June 2021
  • Thanks for choosing our horror film Glitches ... Amazing festival :)

    May 2021