Thrills and Chills is an international online competition which specializes in genre films from all horizons - horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy… - and honors the originality and variety of those flicks.

Initiated by a group of movie buffs and filmmakers, its ambition is to shed light on unconventional projects that share the same enthusiasm and passion for those popular genres loved by the audience.

For each edition, our jury deliberates and determines an official selection and awards the best works and performances in all categories. Selections and winners lists are officially published on our media partner website, Indie Wrap, and our social media.

The Thrills and Chills team endeavors to make the greatest selection of films, for the purpose of highlighting the projects and their authors. An particular attention greeted by the filmmakers themselves:
"What a fantastic festival! They really do a great job evaluating a lot of different facets of short films."
"Interesting and well structured festival. Great team effective and courteous. Absolutely recommended."
"A rewarding experience. We are happy to have been part of the festival with our film. Good communication, nice team. Recommendable!"

All winners and honorable mentions receive the Thrills and Chills laurel and a individual ready-to-print certificate.

Monthly Awards

Best Horror Film
Best Thriller Film
Best Sci-Fi Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Student Film
Best Acting Showreels

Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Producer
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor

Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Screenplay
Best Sound Design
Best Original Music

Best Visual FX
Best Special FX
Best Makeup
Best Costume and Production Design

- We have no restrictions on your film’s premiere status or online screening status.
- Shorts must be less than 45 minutes.
- Entries must be in English or subtitled in English.
- Multiple submissions and multiple category submissions are accepted.
- You can submit again your work for the following months.
- Your submission grants Thrills And Chills Film Awards permission to use trailers, teasers, film posters and stills for promotional purpose.
- There are no waivers or refunds for submission fees.
- All submissions must provide screener link via FilmFreeway.

Overall Rating
  • I greatly appreciated the Thrills and Chills Film Awards for selecting my entry "Nursery Crimes Part One: The Ominous Overture" and awarding it for "Best Animation." Just fantastic experience all around and well worth the entry fee. Thanks again!

    April 2022
  • Pat Mitchell

    Thank you for acknowledging my film. 🙂

    April 2022
  • Faithful Witness

    It was a very awesome festival! It was so cool to be able to get out very first nomination from y’all! Thank you! :) The communication was awesome and everything ran smoothly! You also have awesome exposure. I do wish for feedback on our film so we can see where we need to improve but other than that it was a very cool festival! :)

    April 2022
  • vinay george

    It was amazing to be nominated for best thriller and also best first-time director! as a learning filmmaker, it was amazing for SNAP to be included and it was a pleasure. Thank you again

    April 2022
  • Anthony Cole

    Thanks for the opportunity to be chosen for this award it's a great accomplishment for my profile and projects.

    April 2022