Thrills & Chills Film Awards Announces WINNERS For June 2023 Competition

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.

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.

The jury has voted, and here are the nominees and winners:

BEST HORROR FILM

‘A Witch on Your Chest’ directed by Andrew Froening
‘RETRIBUTION’ directed by Hidéo VINOT
‘Home Sweet Home’ directed by Ashley Nicole
‘A Knock’ directed by Abraham Lopez
‘Horizon’ directed by Daniele De Muro
‘Anya’ directed by Chris Davies (Winner)
‘MANIACAL NIGHT’ directed by Shreco Bakari
‘Hooves’ directed by Hamad Abdulla Ali
‘Shingles: The Movie’ directed by Steve Rudzinski

Horizon directed by Daniele De Muro
BEST thriller FILM

‘Hidden Lives’ directed by Abraham Lopez (Winner)
‘Harvey & Linda: A Knives’ Tale’ directed by Derrick Spruill
‘Santas Little Helper’ directed by Sarah Brooks
‘The Method’ directed by Isaac Ballesteros Barba

BEST SCI-FI FILM

‘Metanoia’ directed by Moran Avni (Winner)
‘Colossus’ Tale’ directed by Paul Taylor
‘Chaos Protocol’ directed by Darren Hardy

BEST FANTASY FILM

‘Metanoia’ directed by Moran Avni
‘Bat Diary’ directed by Silvano Plank (Winner)
‘Colossus’ directed by Paul Taylor

BEST experimental FILM

‘At The Fence’ directed by Max Albrecht (Winner)
‘MANIACAL NIGHT’ directed by Shreco Bakari
‘Chaos Protocol’ directed by Darren Hardy

Anya directed by Chris Davies
BEST ACTION FILM

‘The Baja Bug Movie’ directed by Michael David Squier (Winner)
‘Code Red’ directed by Nicole Billman
‘Chaos Protocol’ directed by Darren Hardy

Best Crime / Noir FILM

‘Under’ directed by Abraham Lopez (Winner)
‘Scoundrels’ directed by Gábor Könczöl
‘Code Red’ directed by Nicole Billman

Best STUDENT FILM

‘Red Scare’ directed by Tahlia Barr
‘Misfortune’ directed by Sarah Brooks, Jacob Van Doren
‘In Between’ directed by Tim Klinger (Winner)

Best drama FILM

‘Star Crossed’ directed by Pat Bradley (Winner)
‘Life Like This’ directed by Abraham Lopez
‘Colossus’ directed by Paul Taylor

Best SCREAM QUEEN

Cicely Jackson – ‘MANIACAL NIGHT’
Gloria El-Achkar – ‘Hooves’ (Winner)
Evangeline Drake – ‘Chaos Protocol’

Best MONSTER

‘Hooves’ directed by Hamad Abdulla Ali (Winner)
‘Colossus’ directed by Paul Taylor
‘Chaos Protocol’ directed by Darren Hardy

Best villain

‘Hidden Lives’ directed by Abraham Lopez (Winner)
‘MANIACAL NIGHT’ directed by Shreco Bakari
‘Colossus’ directed by Paul Taylor

Hidden Lives directed by Abraham Lopez
Best DIRECTOR

Pat Bradley – ‘Star Crossed’
Abraham Lopez – ‘Under’
Chris Davies – ‘Anya’ (Winner)
Moran Avni – ‘Metanoia’
Hamad Abdulla Ali – ‘Hooves’
Michael David Squier – ‘The Baja Bug Movie’

Best first time DIRECTOR

Tahlia Barr – ‘Red Scare’
Daniele De Muro – ‘Horizon’ (Winner)
Shreco Bakari – ‘MANIACAL NIGHT’

Best SCREENPLAY

‘Harvey & Linda: A Knives’ Tale’ directed by Derrick Spruill
‘MANIACAL NIGHT’ directed by Shreco Bakari
‘Shingles: The Movie’ directed by Steve Rudzinski (Winner)

Red Scare directed by Tahlia Barr
Best ACTOR

Shreco Bakari – ‘MANIACAL NIGHT’ (Winner)
Marcus Everett – ‘Colossus’
Caleb Sinclair – ‘Chaos Protocol’

Best ACTRESS

Ashley Weismantel – ‘Star Crossed’
Tava Hill – ‘Anya’ (Winner)
Jeniffer Hoppes – ‘Shingles: The Movie’

Best SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jeff Clark Jr. – ‘Star Crossed’ (Winner)
Michael J. Schenck – ‘MANIACAL NIGHT’
Elijah Cross – ‘Colossus’

Best SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Grae Jordan – ‘MANIACAL NIGHT’
Laura Di Luca – ‘Metanoia’ (Winner)
Jeniffer Hoppes – ‘Shingles: The Movie’

Best PRODUCER

‘MANIACAL NIGHT’ directed by Shreco Bakari (Winner)
‘Metanoia’ directed by Moran Avni
‘Chaos Protocol’ directed by Darren Hardy

Best CINEMATOGRAPHY

‘Horizon’ directed by Daniele De Muro (Winner)
‘Anya’ directed by Chris Davies
‘The Baja Bug Movie’ directed by Michael David Squier

Best EDITOR

‘Horizon’ directed by Daniele De Muro
‘Anya’ directed by Chris Davies
‘The Baja Bug Movie’ directed by Michael David Squier (Winner)

In Between directed by Tim Klinger
Best SOUND DESIGN

‘In Between’ directed by Tim Klinger (Winner)
‘Colossus’ directed by Paul Taylor
‘Code Red’ directed by Nicole Billman

Best ORIGINAL MUSIC

‘Horizon’ directed by Daniele De Muro (Winner)
‘MANIACAL NIGHT’ directed by Shreco Bakari
‘Chaos Protocol’ directed by Darren Hardy

Best Costume and Production Design

‘MANIACAL NIGHT’ directed by Shreco Bakari (Winner)
‘Code Red’ directed by Nicole Billman
‘Chaos Protocol’ directed by Darren Hardy

Best make up

‘Hidden Lives’ directed by Abraham Lopez (Winner)
‘Code Red’ directed by Nicole Billman
‘Chaos Protocol’ directed by Darren Hardy

Best UNPRODUCED SCRIPT

‘Donavan Emery, The Android & Himself’ written by Jesse Dorian (Winner)
‘Dark Moon Hotel’ written by Leonidas Stanescu
‘BRIGID McLOUGHLIN (or AN IRISH GHOST STORY)’ written by Martin Keady

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.

Every two months, our jury deliberates and determines an official selection and awards the best works and performances in all categories.

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