Can you scare us in 15 seconds?
15 Second Horror Film Challenge is a not-for-profit, international online horror filmmaking contest which celebrity guest judges determine the Top 10 and share their personal Top 5 picks! Filmmakers worldwide are welcome to submit their 15 second horror films for FREE by Oct 24 2016 either directly or through our FilmFreeway  towards Season 2! Premiere is Halloween. Votes roll in by late November. Top 10 - 20 rankings announced in December. Follow our Facebook page for the festivities!
How to Enter
Season 1
Rules & Terms
Watch last year's full Halloween 2015 broadcast! 200 entries, 145 directors, a dozen celebrity guest judges, and a Top 10 crowned!
Submit directly to our email!
Filmmakers retain full rights to their work, films must be fifteen seconds in duration, and more FAQ answers!
Submit through FilmFreeway!

This Year's Judges!

Lloyd Kaufman (Troma) 
Nicholas Vince (Chatterer in Hellraiser) 
Barbie Wilde (Female Cenobite in Hellraiser II) 
Simon Bamford (Butterball in Hellraiser) 
Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4) 
Amy Steel (Friday the 13th Part II)

Geretta Geretta (Demons)
Helene Uda (My Bloody Valentine)
Najarra Townsend (Contracted, Wolf Mother) 
Jessica Cameron (Mania, Truth or Dare) 
Jill Sixx (Call Girl, The Stylist) 
Tristan Risk (American Mary)

Mark Torgl (The Toxic Avenger) 
​Kansas Bowling (The B.C. Butcher) 
Tiffany Shepis (Troma) 

Will Keenan (Troma)
Debbie Rochon (Terror Firmer) 
David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) 
The Grady Twins (The Shining) 
Thommy Hutson (Never Sleep Again) 
Fred Olen Ray (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers) 
Jennilee Murray (Smash Cut) 
Kevin Martin (Straight to Video: A B-Movie Odyssey)​ 
Chelsey Valentine (American Horror Story) 
Richard Crouse (Renowned Film Critic) 

Eddie Spuhghetti (Here Lies)
Bloodbath & Beyond
Crypticon Seattle
Hollywood Horror Museum
Audrey's Costume Castle
Mirror Mountain Film Festival
and AssholesWatchingMovies.com

Tick Tock!

Filmmakers worldwide are competing to be a new voice in horror, crowned by our celebrity guest judges. Whether you're a professional building portfolio or someone exploring the arts, we want to know if you can scare us in 15 seconds!

Top 10

200 entries, 145 directors, a dozen celebrity guest judges later... a Top 10 were crowned from Season 1's contest!

Season 2 entries (so far!)

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Can you scare us in 15 seconds? These filmmakers can! Submit your 15 second horror film for FREE by October 24, 2016. All entries premiere this Halloween!