The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge is a not-for-profit international online contest which celebrity judges and horror pop culture establishments decide the Top 10! Season 2's submission deadline is October 24, 2016. World premiere is Halloween. Judges' results roll in by late November. Enter for FREE below!
HOW TO ENTER!
Submit your film either directly to our email or through FilmFreeway!
SEASON 2 GUEST JUDGES!
SEASON 1 RECAP
15 Second Horror Film Challenge launched in late August 2015, acquired a dozen guest judges including several celebrities, and received 200 entries between Aug - Oct 2015.
1st Place - "Lullaby" directed by Michael Horrigan
2nd Place - "Dumped" directed by Mattia Querci
3rd Place - "The Prize" directed by Levi Caleb Smith
4th Place - "The Whisper of Insects" directed by Jorge Jaramillo
5th Place - "Sleep Paralysis" directed by Olivia Kitcher
6th Place - "Cough" by directed by Sean Ruecroft
7th Place - "His Monster" directed by K.C. Bragg
8th Place - "Knock Knock" directed by Andrew J.D. Robinson
9th Place - "Contaminated Water" directed by Olivia Kitcher
10th Place - "Blood Vinyl" directed by Sean Roberts & Sonny Rossi
Judges include a selfie of their Top 5 picks, all entries are eligible for bonus awards, and Lloyd Kaufman will feature the Top 10 onto the official TromaMovie YouTube channel of over 100,000 subscribers! To date, CryptTV has acquired 4 entries!
RULES & TERMS!
Q: Do we acquire the rights to your film?
A: You retain all rights to your film, but allow us to upload your entry across social media & reproduce for publicity purposes. We will require the video file. Know that none of our social media is monetized.
Q: Can I submit a film I previously entered into 15 Second Horror Film Challenge?
Q: Should I include titles & credits?
Q: Is there a limit on how many entries I can submit?
A: No. All films will be considered.
Q: Is there a limit on explicit content?
A: We decline sexual violence & malicious by nature; racist, sexist, etc.
Q: Can I submit a film I previously produced in the past?
Q: Can I re-cut a scene from a previous film of mine into a 15 second film?
Q: Do I have to wait to publish my film after the Season premiere?
Filmmaker Matt Loftus shares with us his experience producing three 15 second horror films for Season 1!
Filmmaker Keef Only shares with us behind-the-screams of his tongue-and-cheek gut punch entry "Discharge"!
Bloody Horror International Film Festival (BHIFF) is an international, low submission fee festival seeking independent short films, features, documentaries, web series, animation, film trailers, and 15 second horror films! Every 15 second horror film submitted to BHIFF are eligible for three BHIFF awards; best scare, gore, and villain!
We also hosted a Scream Queen contest in 2015 where three were crowned out of 21 entries!