Thrills & Chills – AUGUST Edition Winners

Thrills and Chills is an international online competition which specializes in genre films from all horizons – horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy… – and honors the originality and variety of those flicks.

Initiated by a group of movie buffs and filmmakers, its ambition is to shed light on unconventional projects that share the same enthusiasm and passion for those popular genres loved by the audience.

For each edition, our jury deliberates and determines an official selection and awards the best works and performances in all categories. Selections and winners lists are officially published on our media partner website, Indie Wrap, and our social media.

The jury has voted, and here are the winners:

BEST HORROR FILM
Smiley Face – François Ricard-Sheard

BEST THRILLER FILM
Fostered – Alyssa Scott

BEST SCI-FI FILM
Night Spiral – Tyler Savino

BEST CRIME / NOIR FILM
Rationale – C. Blake Evernden

BEST FANTASY FILM
ECHO – Bruce Tshashala Kabuya

BEST STUDENT FILM
503 – Francis Han

BEST ANIMATION
The Cloaked Realm “Tunnel 23” – Marisa Cohen, Peter Issac Alexander

BEST DIRECTOR
Shawn Burkett – STRANDED

BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
James Elden – Speak No Evil

BEST SCREENPLAY
Terri Siduquay – Karma-rer

BEST ACTRESS
Kassandra Escandell – Perfectly Disturbed

BEST ACTOR
Rijo Vellani – VARAHAM

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Claudia Razzi – When Buying a Fine Murder

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Grant Hale – CARVED

BEST SCREAM QUEEN
Lily Paige – The Ritual

BEST VILLAIN
Aleen Isley – CarousHELL 2

BEST MONSTER
Robert Reimers – Reanimation Team

BEST PRODUCER
Will Turner Brett – DEATHZONE

BEST EDITOR
Johnny Rojas – Speak No Evil

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jonathon Kimble – Metamorphosis

BEST SPECIAL FX
Cody Ruch – CarousHELL 2

BEST VISUAL FX
Tyler Savino – Night Spiral

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Claire Haines – D.E.A.D. FORCE

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
Cameron Chambers – Perfectly Disturbed

BEST COSTUME / PRODUCTION DESIGN
Robert Reimers, David Jon Foster – Reanimation Team

BEST MAKEUP
Killian Hollow, Effry Rios – Your Lucky Day

BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT – FEATURE
Abaddon: The King of the Locusts – Aric Andres Garcia

BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT – SHORT
Dreamcatchers – Felicity Bolitho, Anton Ballard

About the festival

Thrills and Chills is an international bi-monthly online competition which specializes in genre films from all horizons – horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy… – and honors the originality and variety of those flicks.

Initiated by a group of movie buffs and filmmakers, its ambition is to shed light on unconventional projects that share the same enthusiasm and passion for those popular genres loved by the audience.

Once a month, our jury deliberates and determines an official selection and awards the best works and performances in all categories.

All winners and honorable mentions receive the Thrills and Chills laurel and a individual ready-to-print certificate.

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