Can you scare us in 15 seconds?
15 Second Horror Film Challenge is a nonprofit international filmmaking contest which celebrity judges rank the top films and share their personal picks! Submit your fifteen second films directly to our email  by Oct 15th 11:59pm EST and join the festivities over at Facebook!

SEASON 3'S NEW FORMAT:
1. Upload your 15 second horror films onto YouTube.
2. Email the link to our email.
3. Send the file as well for your chance to have your film included in promos including Season 3's festival trailer!

How to Enter
Rules & Terms
JUDGES
OLD SCHOOL
Lloyd Kaufman (Troma)
Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser)
Barbie Wilde (Hellbound: Hellraiser II)
Simon Bamford (Hellraiser)
Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)
Geretta Geretta (Demons)
Helene Udy (My Bloody Valentine)
Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet)
Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria)
William Butler (Night of the Living Dead 1990)
Marc Sheffler (Last House on the Left)
Carl Gabriel Yorke (Cannibal Holocaust)

Cindy Hinds (The Brood)
Jackey Raye Neyman Jones (Manos: Hands of Fate)
Mark Torgl (The Toxic Avenger)
Tiffany Shepis (Tromeo & Juliet)
Will Keenan (Terror Firmer)
NEW WAVE
​Bonnie Aarons (The Conjuring 2)
Alan Bagh (Birdemic)
Najarra Townsend (Contracted)
Hannah Fierman (V/H/S)
Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes)
Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede 2 & 3)
Jill Sixx (Call Girl, The Stylist)
Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare, Mania)
Ellie Church (Frankenstein Created Bikers)
Jessica Messenger (Rats)
Heather Dorff (Truth or Dare)
Lisa Ovies (Puppet Killer)
Ashley Mary Nunes (All Through The House)
Kevin Martin (Straight to Video: A B-Movie Odyssey)
Jennilee Murray (Smash Cut)
Chelsey Valentine (American Horror Story)
CONVENTIONS, MAGAZINE, AND MORE
Crypticon Seattle
Movie Pilot Horror
Bloodbath & Beyond 

and more in the works! SUBMIT YOUR 15 SECOND HORROR FILMS BY OCT 15TH 11:59PM EST FOR FREE DIRECTLY TO US!

SEASON 2 (2016)

15 Second Horror Film Challenge now accepts entries 365 days of the year because inspiration hits at any time! Submit directly to us!

Season 2 received an ethusiastic 450 entries from filmmakers worldwide! Troma showcased the top films onto the official TromaMovies YouTube channel of over 177,000 subscribers. Crypticon Seattle and Shock Stock are preparing to showcase the top films at their May conventions this year!

People REACT to Season 2!

15 Second Horror Film Challenge Season 2 introduced a new REACTION series where artists, businesses, and ANYONE ELSE are encouraged to record their first-time viewing of 15 Second Horror Film Challenge entries!

It's a fun and scary way to promote your endeavors.  Email us for details on how you can participate for Season 3! 

Brandon Lee Wise art's season 1

Brandon Lee Wise Art generously donated his time & ink to create illustrations of Season 1 (2015)'s Top 10! Check out the gallery and check out Brandon's website to order prints or inquire about custom work!

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screening event is held in Ottawa, Ontario
Canada that's sure to spread the nightmares.
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