Spooky season is coming! We are pleased to announce we’ll be celebrating Halloween by dedicating a special horror-filled edition of our competition to the occasion with submissions opened for all the spooky season.
And since the theme of this special edition is Halloween, we’re exceptionally adding new horror categories such as Best Scream Queen, Best Monster, Best Villain…
Plus, all movies will be eligible for the Halloween Edition Special Award category.

Thrills and Chills is an international monthly 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.

Once a month, our jury deliberates and determines an official selection and awards the best works and performances in all categories.

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

Monthly Awards

Best Monster
Best Villain
Best Scream Queen
+ Halloween Edition Special Award +

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

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
  • A rewarding experience. We are happy to have been part of the festival with our film "The Invitation (Die Einladung)". Good communication, nice team. Recommendable!

    September 2021
  • Honored to be a part of this festival!

    September 2021
  • George Zouvelos

    It was an excellent way to showcase our work, as the cast and crew was thrilled to have been selected at your film festival. George Zouvelos

    August 2021
  • An excellent and fun experience and one that the entire cast and crew of The Black League of Superheroes would like to extend a thank you for. It was an honor to win Best Fantasy Film and we look forward to offering up our future works as well!

    August 2021
  • Positive experience, lovely festival, thank you!

    August 2021