Tabloid Witch Awards (21)


01 Jan 2024
Call for entries

31 Aug 2024
Final deadline


01 Oct 2024
Notification date

23 Nov 2024
23 Nov 2024


PO Box 1903,  90406, Santa Monica, California, United States

Festival description
Short film festival 59'<
Feature film festival >60' 180'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  59'<
 Feature Films  >60' 180'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 23 November 2024      Festival end: 23 November 2024

A horror film contest. Prizes include promotion on the Hollywood Investigator website, award plaques.

Tabloid Witch founder Thomas M. Sipos is the author of Horror Film Festivals and Awards (McFarland 2012) and Horror Film Aesthetics (McFarland 2010), available on

Winners receive Award Plaques. Categories include ...

* Best Horror Feature Film
* Best Horror Documentary
* Best Dramatic Horror Short Film
* Best Comedic Horror Short Film
* Best Avant-Garde Horror Film
* Best Animated Horror Film
* Best Trash Horror Film
* Best Horror TV/Web Series
* Best Horror Music Video
* Best Dramatic Actor
* Best Comedic Actor
* Best Dramatic Actress
* Best Comedic Actress
* Best Cinematography
* Best Sound Design
* Best Editing
* Best Production Design
* Best Make-Up Effects
* Best Visual Effects
* Best Music Soundtrack
* Honorable Mention

All films must have a horror content. Can be comedic horror, dramatic horror, sci-fi/horror, animated horror, avant-garde horror, or horror music video.

$10 entry fee. Previous winners waived in. Send us an email and we'll send a waiver code.

Horror films only. Any length. Live action, animation, avant-garde, or music video. Okay if it's been screened elsewhere.



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