Without Your Head presents Severed Limbs Film Festival! Short horror virtual film festival runs 4 times a year via Kick with a live interactive chat room of film fans and filmmakers alike!

Free to enter and free to watch. Goal is for people to see new filmmakers and films, and filmmakers to find a new audience. A celebration of independent horror.

All films just play one time, and are not left on YouTube for replay.

Sid Haig Award: Best Overall Short

Angus Scrimm Award: Scariest Short

Joel M. Reed Award: Most Crazy, Weird, Bizzare or Disturbing Short

Conrad Brooks Award: Made Me Laugh the Most Short

Robin Hardy Award: Best Director

Dieter Laser Award: Best Male Performance

Betsy Palmer Award: Best Female Performance

Gunnar Hansen Award: Best Villain/Antoganist

Marilyn Burns Award: Bets Hero/Protagonist

Ben Chapman Award: Best Creature(s)

HG Lewis Award: Best Gore/Kill

Alexander Hauck Award: Most Memorable or Loveable Character

Paul Kelman Award: Best Trailer

Rowdy Roddy Poster Award: Best poster

George Kosana Award: Best line

Joe Pilato Award: Best scene

Best Score/Music (name TBA)

Best Writer/Script (name TBA)

All awards are virtual graphics that are customized for you.

Free to enter and free to watch. Prefer under 20 minute run length. Will play older shorts, as long as we have not screened them before. Horror themed, but lenient on genre. Underground, thrillers, weird all welcome!

Trailers have been added as official selections!

Overall Rating
  • Liz Cvalda

    A blast of a online festival for Horror Films with great communication. A perfect event for filmmakers (Young and old) to get their horror film seen, and have a chance to win some awards!

    January 2024
  • Warren Dean Fulton

    Great online experience. Enjoyed watching the shorts along with other filmmakers and fans. The live stream commenting made for an enjoyable viewing. Highly recommend this festival, as well as Neal's fantastic horror podcast, youtube etc.. https://www.withoutyourhead.com/

    January 2024
  • David W. Bailey

    Awesome festival run by awesome people.

    October 2023
  • Severed Limbs is a Ford Pinto in a world of light grey Toyota Camrys; Rare, unique, and explosive!

    October 2023
  • Awesome festival, run by true horror fans.
    Honoured to screen the Rage and win some fantastic awards!
    Also got the chance to live chat throughout the festival which was good fun.
    The award categories are pure geniuse too. Cant wait for the next one.

    May 2023