A horror film contest. Prizes include promotion on the Hollywood Investigator website and award plaques. There is also a possibility of screenings at fan conventions. Past winning films have screened at the World Horror Convention and Loscon (in Los Angeles).

Tabloid Witch founder Thomas M. Sipos is the author of Horror Film Festivals and Awards (McFarland 2012) and Horror Film Aesthetics (McFarland 2010), available on Amazon.com.

Winners receive promotion and plaques. Many award categories, including:

* Best Horror Feature Film
* Best Animated Horror Short Film
* Best Dramatic Horror Short Film
* Best Comedic Horror Short Film
* Best Avant-Garde Horror Short Film
* Best Horror Documentary
* Best Horror TV/Web Series
* Best Horror Music Video
* Best Dramatic Actress
* Best Dramatic Actor
* Best Comedic Actress
* Best Comedic Actor
* Best Supporting Actress
* Best Supporting Actor
* Best Child Actress
* Best Child Actor
* Best Cinematography
* Best Sound Design
* Best Editing
* Best Production Design
* Best Visual Effects
* Best Make-Up Effects
* Best Music Soundtrack
* Honorable Mention

Horror films only. Any length. Live action, animation, avant-garde, or music video. Okay if it's been screened elsewhere.

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  • Jamal Hodge

    Good festival with some dynamic perspectives and friendly people. Highly recommend!

    December 2017
  • stephen cookson

    Great festival, Great awards and really supportive of international films. Big thumbs up!

    December 2017
  • Nick Barrett

    Thanks so much for Tabloid Witch for having our short Devil Town featured in its incredibly talented line-up, these guys know their horror!
    We received an absolutely amazing plaque after winning in the Honourable Mention category which now takes pride of place at Corporeal Films’ studio - thoroughly recommended!

    December 2017
  • Gianluca Bertone

    very happy we submitted , thanks to filmfestivals.com

    November 2017
  • Dave Lojek

    For our ghost comedy PSYCHIC SUE we won BEST COMEDIC HORROR SHORT & BEST SOUNDTRACK in 2014. What I really loved, was the long and detailed praise text and the award plate that still decorates my kitchen.
    Should you have missed the film at the event in Santa Monica, you maybe saw it in the other 53 festivals that screened it, or online: https://vimeo.com/70849159

    May 2017