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
  • Pouya Aghelizadeh

    Great Public Relations! One of the best online festivals I hope it'd be a film festival with presence!

    June 2022
  • Vanessa Powers

    This festival does a great job hyping up your film on social media - they make sure your accomplishment is super celebrated and visible! Plus, there was a lot of amazing competition! Great fest! Will definitely enter again!

    June 2022
  • Cool monthly festival. Happy to have had my movie “The Fallen Elves” be a part of it!

    June 2022
  • A great film award festival that seems to really watch and enjoy the films they receive. I was honored to win for best first-time director for my horror film, CHEST. Thanks everyone at TAC!

    June 2022
  • Shivaan Makker

    Great film festival with excellent films! Thanks for including Pastiche!

    June 2022