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, all movies will be eligible for the ++Halloween Edition Special Award++ category.

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 Action 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

Interview - Online Magazine & Instagram Post
Review - Online Magazine & Instagram Post
Post & Story on Instagram

- 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
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    July 2023
  • We, my crew, cast and me are happy beeing a part of your festival and we are really happy for the Award we have recived an AWARD for Bat Diary. Thank you very much, regards Silvano Plank

    July 2023
  • Great festival for publicity and networking!!

    Thrills and Chills certainly look out for those who submit their work and do a great job communicating with you as well!

    May 2023
  • Alexander Senicki

    What a thrill for EMR to have been selected for Thrills and Chills Film Awards. Quite honestly, we didn't expect it. Kudos to the organizers for supporting independent filmmakers. We definitely will submit part two of our film when completed!

    March 2023
  • Emmett Hanly

    Thanks so much for the Honourable Mention.

    March 2023