We are devoted to horror, thriller, sci-fi. Around 25 award category which includes special effect, most gory, best death scene, etc. We aim to promote the horror, thriller, and sci-fi genre with the utmost care and a variety of award categories that separate and pop out the best of the best works.

We also have two other categories for the short and feature films which do not belong to Horror, Thriller & Sci-Fi.

We believe in giving proper exposure to the filmmakers, screenplay writers, and the crew without whom a film can not be completed.

This award declaration happens quarterly in a year.

Category of awards:
- Best Horror Feature Film
- Best Thriller Feature Film
- Best Sci-Fi Feature Film
- Best Horror Short Film
- Best Thriller Short Film
- Best Sci-Fi Short Film
- Best Direction
- Best Actor
- Best Supporting Role
- Best Cinematography
- Best Special Effects
- Best Music/Sound
- Best Editing
- Best Screenplay
- Best Feature (other category)
- Best Short (Other category)
- Best Web Series (season wise)

Scene Awards:
- Most scary scene
- Best Gory scene
- Best Ambiance
- Best Romantic Scene
- Best Original Concept
- Most Disturbing
- Best death sequence
- Best erotic scene
- Best Zombie Scene
- Best twist
- Best plot
- Real horror picture you clicked
- Any composite horror picture you created

Winners get :

- Laurel
- Certificate (digital)
- Online promotion in our social media
- Exclusive video interview post in our website and social media
- Winners can apply for a Horror Bowl Medal (courier charges to be borne by the applicant)

1) All submission should be through FilmFreeway only
2) Any production year will be accepted
3) There is no constraint on budget of the movie
4) Filmmaker/screenplay writer can submit as many projects they want
5) There is no premiere so no premiere rules applies
6) Old and new both films will be accepted
7) Previously submitted film can be re-submitted if it did not win in any category
8) Improperly submitted films will be disqualified
9) There will be 2 segments of internal screening by our judges panel and their decision will be the final

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • I am delighted that you designated my script, called THE SCRIPT, AWARD-WINNER in your festival. Thank you for the recognition and the encouragement.

    January 2022
  • Finding screenplay contests dedicated to horror is always fun. Being awarded a Judges Special Mention is even funner! Thanks, Horror Bowl! You bowl me over!

    January 2022
  • An amazing experience and look forward to future submissions!

    January 2022
  • This was my first experience with this festival. It was a good one. Thank you for selecting our screenplay as Honorable Mention.

    January 2022
  • My experience with the Horror Bowl Movie Awards has been a good one from the very beginning. The festival is well organized, the communication is effective, it counts with different categories so that our films can have more opportunities to be considered and shine in its own genre and production value. Definitely, I would recommend it to any emergent filmmaker. Thumbs up!

    October 2021