Visit our Sister Competitions, The Spotlight Short Film Awardsand the Spotlight Documentary Film AwardsWe have awarded nearly 700 films through the three unique Spotlight Competitions in 2015.

Our 2016 awards have been announced! Submit your horror short or feature film for consideration in the next Spotlight Horror Film Awards and step into the Spotlight..



The Spo​tlight Horror Film Awards promotes our Award-Winning Filmmakers and their films by shining the spotlight on their incredible talent. Meet our Award-Winning  Filmmakers in the Spotlight

Welcome to the Spotlight on Horror!

Our award-winning filmmakers have created some of the best independent horror films in the world. See who won awards in 2016.

We have announced the 2016 Best of the Spotlight Horror Film Awards! 

See the very best of the year here!

We are dedicated to spotlighting talented film and video artists of every experience level who make incredible horror films. We know just one award or one piece of critical feedback are all many films need to set them in motion  in the festival circuit. Find out more 



Horror Film Awards

The Spotlight Horror Film Awards commemorates and promotes talented filmmakers of all experience levels through our unique global horror film competition. 

We know the film festival circuit first-hand, and our selection committee is dedicated to creating a platform for your film to gain the attention it deserves. 

Judges for the Spotlight Horror Film Awards have searched the world for the best Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Experimental, Animated, Mystery, Gore, and much more....Find out more 

Nearly 200 films have been awarded in our 2016 season. See the 2016 Award Winners here.