Can you scare us in 15 seconds?
15 Second Horror Film Challenge is a nonprofit international filmmaking contest which celebrity judges rank top films and conventions screen seasons' greatest hits! Submit your fifteen second films to our email  or FilmFreeway  by Oct 15th 11:59pm EST. Join the festivities over at Facebook!

SEASON 3'S NEW FORMAT!
Have your director credit ready, submit your films to our email or FilmFreeway , and link up with us on Facebook!

Also, upload your film onto YouTube and supply us the link. Our Halloween Season 3 program will be a YouTube playlist of everyone's uploaded entries. That way, you have full control to include a full cast & crew credits and your channel gets the views & subscribers!

Email 15 Second Horror Film Challenge
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 
​Shock Stock

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

LIVE SCREENINGS!
Our friends will showcase our season's greatest hits!

Birmingham Horror Con (Birmingham, UK) 
October 28th - 29th 2017 
Edgbaston Stadium


Bloody Horror International Film Festival (Ottawa, CA)
Event time/date TBA 2017


Bristol Horror Con (Bristol, UK)
October 17th 2017
Future Inn, Bristol

Canada Fan Expo (Toronto, ON)
August 31st - September 3rd 2017
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Crypticon Seattle (Seattle, US)

Event time/date TBA 2017

FearNYC (New York, US)
October 23 – 29 2017
Sonnet Theater, Times Square

Horrorthon: H3 (Texas, US)

October 25 2017
Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 & IMAX

(and more TBA)

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!

Reel Erotic Art Film Festival aims to celebrate the erotic arts. The festival accepts entries in several categories, including Smartphone Films, 15-Second Shorts and screenplays, with opportunities to win cash prizes and awards.
Bloody Horror International Film Festival 
showcases and awards films across multiple
editions throughout the year from shorts,
features, to trailers, and web series. A live
screening event is held in Ottawa, Ontario
Canada that's sure to spread the nightmares.