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. Award categories include:

* 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.

Overall Rating
  • Really cool festival with great communication from the organizer. Also great to get the film reviewed. Thanks for including our short in the 2019 program!

    December 2019
  • The Tabloid Witch Awards were great! Our film won best VFX and best SPFX. The communication between the fest director was great and it was awesome to see the feedback on our film! I'll def enter again in the future!

    December 2018
  • Good festival with some dynamic perspectives and friendly people. Highly recommend!

    December 2017
  • 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