Arias Entertainment presents The Cadaver Awards, an international short film festival honoring horror and its creators.

The festival will be cut into four quarters with chosen finalists to compete for a prestigious Cadaver Award. We will announce the winners on October 13th, 2023.

Will you make the cut?

The Cadaver Award goes to.....

Best Short Film
Best International Short Film
Best Documentary Short
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Voice Over
Best Animated Short Film
Best Director
Best Original Song
Best Special Effects
Best Costume Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Score
Audience Choice Award

All winners will be chosen by a panel of special guests and will receive Cadaver Fest “Winner” Laurels and Cadaver Awards.
All nominees will receive “nominee” Laurels.

The Cadaver Awards 2023 competition is open for all horror short films from around the world.

Submissions are accepted quarterly.

Short films must be 20 minutes or less.

Please include subtitles for all films that are not in English.

All submissions are final.

No refunds.

You will be notified of acceptance via phone or email.

All entries into The Cadaver Awards grant Cadaver Fest and Arias Entertainment the right to use any footage from the screener and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for Cadaver Fest and Arias Entertainment’s promotional purposes, without limitations.

Good luck!

Overall Rating
  • Thank you, I am honored to have won an award. I wish their social media would post winners and updates so we can share. The website doesnt even have winners names ir updates. It would make it more exciting.

    November 2023
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival!

    October 2023
  • So honored to have "Consumed" as an Official Selection and an award winner at your festival! Hope to enter again in the future!

    October 2023