Can you scare us in 15 seconds?
15 Second Horror Film Challenge is a not-for-profit, international filmmaking contest which celebrity judges rank Top 10, share their personal Top 5 picks, and award films in a variety of categories TBA! Season 2's call for entries closed as of Oct 24, 2016. THANK YOU to everyone who submitted! 440+ entries from hundreds of filmmakers worldwide. Add our  FilmFreeway  to your watch list to be notified when the next call for entries are! Tune into the official  Facebook page for all of the festivities and results!
Season 1
Rules & Terms
How to Enter
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)

Amy Steel (Friday the 13th Part II) 
Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4) 

Geretta Geretta (Demons)
Helene Uda (My Bloody Valentine)
Marc Sheffler (Last House on the Left)

Hannah Fierman (V/H/S/ - Amateur Night)
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) 

Reagan Dale Neis (Daywalt Horror's Camera Obscura) 
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
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Season 2 kicks off!

440+ entries from hundreds of filmmakers worldwide premieres this Halloween! Three dozen celebrity judges will rank not the Top 10, but TOP 20 through November!

And the Award Goes To...

Last year, select judges awarded films in a variety of categories from Top 3 Scariest Monsters, Top 3 Artistic, to Lloyd Kaufman's Top 3 TROMAtic Picks!

Top 10

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